Huawei has launched its latest mid-range handset here in Malaysia, and it happens to be the nova 2 lite. As the name of the devices suggests, it is a more “lite” version of the nova 2i, with less impressive specs.



The Huawei nova 2 lite may be a mid-range handset, but it packs a rather large device. On the front, Huawei has included a 5.99-inch HD+ FullView Display, a pretty common sight these days. It sports an 18:9 aspect ratio and is coupled with 2.5D curve glass. Under the hood, it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor that’s mated to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It also features a microSD card slot which can hold a 256GB microSD card.

For optics, the nova 2 lite packs a dual camera on its rear, comprising of a 13MP and a 2MP shooter. While the 13MP camera acts as the main shooter, the 2MP shooter provides bokeh effects. Selfies are handled by an 8MP camera with a toning flash. Being a Huawei device, it also comes with a 10-level beauty mode. This dual-SIM smartphone is powered by a 3,000mAh  and runs on EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The nova 2 lite also features face unlock alongside a fingerprint scanner. According to Huawei, it is powered by AI facial recognition algorithms and is able to detect 1,024 feature points of a human face.

Pricing and Availability

Huawei will make the nova 2 lite available for purchase from 23 March onwards for RM799. It will be available in two colors, namely Black and Blue. On top of that, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer will include a Huawei travel bag with every purchase of the new handset.