We have seen the Huawei P20 and the P20 Pro last month. But there is one device we didn’t see in that particular series. It’s the Huawei P20 Lite which was released in other countries but not Malaysia. Don’t worry because Huawei renamed it’s P20 Lite to Nova 3e and it’s now here in Malaysia.  

Huawei Nova 3e 


The Huawei Nova 3e is their smartphone that’s being targeted among the consumers who prefer a smartphone that doesn’t cost a bank. On the front, you’ll see a 5.84″ FHD+ screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio and yes, it has that controversial notch that we have seen with the P20 series as well. What we are interested is what’s under the hood.  

With the Nova 3e, it’s powered by their in-house processor Kirin 659 – an octa-core processor that’s clocked in at 1.7GHz with 4GB RAM. Over here in Malaysia, we are getting the Nova 3e with a whopping 128GB Internal Storage that’s going to last for days. The other thing that they are emphasizing is the camera. On the front, you’ll find a 24MP selfie shooter with all the beautify capabilities. On the back, it has a dual camera setup with a primary 16MP and secondary 2MP depth sensor for that bokeh effect.  

Huawei claims that, the Nova 3e has the capability to take great low-light photos but this is something we can’t conclude because the day-to-day usage will vary. As for the OS, the device runs EMUI 8.0 on top of Android Oreo. As for the battery capacity, you get a 3000 mAh battery that supports 9V2A high-voltage fast charging, that reduces charging time by 30 percent.  

Pricing and Availability 

The moment we’ve been waiting for. The Huawei Nova 3e will be available in Malaysia from 25th May for RM 1,399 – including GST. But as we all are aware of the fact that Huawei is giving instant 6% Cashback – the Nova 3e will be priced at RM 1,320 after the RM79 cashback that is. On top of that, you’ll also receive a HUAWEI Tripod Selfie Stick that’s worth RM 68 for every purchase.  

Take note that this cashback promotion will be available from 18th till 31st May, 2018 for all their other Huawei Smartphones as well.