Huawei announced the Nova 3i last month as the first device with the Kirin 710 chipset. Two weeks ago we reported the phone would arrive on August 7 in India as Amazon Exclusive, but today the device was only listed for pre-order. Actual sales will open on August 11, but until then the price tag is INR20,990 ($305/265).
The Nova 3i was released as a more affordable alternative of the Nova 3 that is powered by a Kirin 970 chipset. It comes with a dual camera setup on the back, but it is just 16 MP primary sensor with 2 MP secondary one for some artificial blur. Two more cameras with AI features are positioned on the front in the notch – 24 MP + 2 MP and a depth sensor.
Amazon is currently offering only the 4/128 GB variant of the phone, and we might have to wait a little bit more until the 6/64 GB version is also available in India.
The Nova 3i has a 3,5 mm audio jack on the bottom, right next to the speaker and the USB-C port. The battery is 3,340 mAh, but Huawei skipped on implementing its Super Charge technology that tops up half the battery in 30 minutes.
Currently offered only in Black, the phone is not only INR3,000 off of its INR23,999 MRP, but it also comes with cashback and data offers from Reliance Jio and a free Bluetooth speaker, if the phone is offered through a certain retailer.