After severely affected by US sanctions, Huawei to launch its flagship series on October 22. In the forthcoming Huawei launch event, the Huawei Mate 40 series will be unveiled in China. This series includes three flagship devices namely Huawei Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro and 40 Pro Plus. The whole series of Mate 40 is powered by Kirin 9000 chipsets, the last SoC manufactured by TSMC before the US sanctions strike on Huawei. Even before the Mate 40 launch, the company is alledged of shifting its focus to the Huawei Nova 8 series. Which could be launch in the coming month claimed by a reliable Chinese tipster.
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The Huawei Nova 8 Series
Just like the Huawei Mate 40 series, the Nova 8 to include three devices namely the vanilla Nova 8, the Nova 8 Pro and the Nova 8 SE. Since the company resume its Kirin chipsets production with the help of SMIC (Shanghai-based Semiconductor Manufacturing Internation Corp.) and produced the Kirin 710A. We are curious to know which chipset the Nova 8 series will be using. Back on September 3, a Chinese tipster claiming the Nova 8 SE will have the Dimensity 800 at its helm. Whereas, the Nova 8 will have Dimensity 800U while the Nova 8 Pro will have Dimensity 1000+
But the question is will the Nova 8 be powered by Kirin chipsets? The answer is no! Even though the HiSilicon starts producing Kirin chipsets, the Nova 8 series will be sourcing from MediaTek. As the Kirin 710A is integrated only with 4G LTE modem, we have to wait for another Kirin chipset to be integrated with 5G modem. To further confirm this, there are no updates for next Kirin chipsets to be manufactured by SMIC.
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Last month, the certification authority TENNA allegedly listed Nova 8. Whereas the model number JHC-TN00, JHC-AN00 is being speculated to be the Nova 8 series. Also, the Nova 8 Pro has appeared in leak shots. Revealing curved edges of the display and the SoC under the helm. It was Dimensity 1000+, hence the Chinese tipster could be right about the SoCs in the Nova 8 series.
So, we can assume the Nova 8 has Dimensity 800 and the Nova 8 could have in between the Dimensity 800U or the Dimensity 820. While the Nova 8 Pro has the Dimensity 1000+, besides the SoCs price and storage options also been predicted. The Nova 8 series could arrive in 8GB+128GB storage option, that will be priced CNY 2799, CNY 3299 and CNY 3999 respectively for Nova 8 SE, Nova 8 and Nova 8 Pro.