On December 26, Huawei is set to unveil its Nova 12 series of smartphones in China, a diverse lineup that includes the Huawei Nova 12 Lite (Vitality Edition), Nova 12, Nova 12 Pro, and Nova 12 Ultra. Ahead of the launch, Huawei has officially teased the new series on Weibo, revealing it will be available in three color options: Signature Blue, White, and Black.
The teasers not only highlight the color choices but also showcase the camera module of these smartphones. Notably, the module consists of three camera sensors and an LED flash. A significant feature revealed is the 50 MP RYYB primary sensor with a variable physical aperture ranging from f/1.0 to f/4.0. The Nova engraving on the leather rear side adds to the phone's distinctive design.
Huawei Nova 12 Ultra color options revealed before launch
Expected specifications for the Huawei Nova 12 series are quite intriguing. The standard Huawei Nova 12 is rumored to feature a flat LCD screen, fortified with Huawei Kunlun glass, and could be powered by either Huawei’s Kirin 830 or Kirin 9000s SOC. It's anticipated to have a 45,000 mAh battery with 66W fast charging support and is likely to come in two storage configurations: 12+256Gb and 12+512GB, priced at 2,999 Yuan (420$) and 3,499 Yuan (490$), respectively.
The Nova 12 Pro variant is expected to retain the same battery capacity but with an improved 100W charging. It might also feature the 2nd Gen Kunlun Glass and a new OV50H primary sensor. The Nova 12 Ultra is speculated to come with the 2nd generation Kunlun glass protection, 100W charging, and could be powered by the Kirin 9000 SoC, similar to the newly launched Huawei Mate 60 flagship series. A 12 GB + 512 GB version of the Ultra is expected, potentially retailing for 4,999 yuan (700$).
The Nova 12 Lite is also expected to feature the Kirin 9000s SoC and the same 50MP primary rear sensor. Details about this variant are still under wraps. Common to the entire Nova 12 series, these smartphones will likely include plastic frames, a z-axis vibration motor, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a 60MP front camera.