Huawei Nova 5 and Nova 5i get EEC certifications, launch could be imminent

“Huawei Nova 5 is expected to come with HiSilicon Kirin 980 SoC, triple rear cameras and in-display fingerprint sensor”

Huawei is said to be working on the Nova 5 and Nova 5i smartphones, successors to the Nova 4 series. A Nova 5 case had leaked online last week, showcasing its triple rear camera setup and design. Now, both the phones have been approved by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), suggesting the launch might be imminent. The listing reveals the phones will have model numbers SEA-LX1 and GLK-LX1U, but doesn’t mention anything about the specifications.

Huawei Nova 5 and Nova 5i

Separately, the Nova 5i with model numbers GLK-AL00 and GLK-TL00 has also been certified by the 3C authority of China and FCC (GLK-LX1U). These confirm the Nova 5i might pack 3,900mAh battery with 10W fast charging support. According to XDA-Developer’s Mishaal Rahman, it could be powered by the mid-range Kirin 710 SoC. On the other hand, Nova 5 is expected to be powered by the flagship Kirin 980 SoC and will bear SEA-AL10 and SEA-TL10 model numbers. The phone is said to come with a 6.39-inch full HD+ AMOLED display. At the moment, it isn’t clear if Huawei Nova 5 would rock a same punch hole design as its predecessor.

In terms of optics, the Huawei Nova 5 is rumoured to feature a Sony IMX576 25-megapixel selfie camera and is expected to house a 3,500mAh battery. On the rear, the it could feature a triple camera setup with Sony IMX380 12.3-megapixel lens, a Sony IMX586 48-megapixel lens, and a Sony IMX316 ToF sensor. Lastly, the leaked case doesn’t show a cutout for a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, suggesting the Nova 5 flagship might have an in-display sensor for biometric security. Either way, with the phone getting certified in Russia and China, the launch might be right around the corner.

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