Huawei Nova 4 Is The First Smartphone With 48MP Camera

Nova 4

The only problem I have with Huawei is its obsession for innovation regarding phones. Hold on; I trust you to sense the sarcasm right away. Like there’s hardly any new development or trend in the smartphone galaxy that Huawei isn’t found to be one of the pioneers. Triple rear cameras (Huawei P20 Pro), 7nm chipset (Kirin 980) and six cameras (Huawei Honor Magic 2) are cool features that received the breath of life into the smartphone ecosystem through Huawei. Just in, the company has tabled the Huawei Nova 4 with a 48MP primary camera – the first of its kind in the universe.

The title of the highest phone camera resolution used to be held by Huawei P20 Pro and Huawei Mate 20; these are still phones from the Huawei brand. Their main camera resolution was 40MP, and it was coupled with two other cameras. With the arrival of the Nova 4 today, that world record has been snatched. Interestingly, there are still more goodies in its bag of tricks.

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Let’s check them out straight away.

Nova 4: Camera with the highest pixel count

In the Nova 4 smartphone, Huawei employs the Sony IMX586 sensor with 48MP as its main rear shooter. This entails that the camera comes with 8000 x 6000 pixels, making it the largest in the phone industry. It utilises a f/1.8 aperture as well as Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) to execute its roles.

Nova 4

In similitude to Huawei’s 2018 flagships, it gets the support of two additional sensors – 16MP and 2MP. These triplet lenses are situated at the phone’s rear top left corner.

Nonetheless, there’s a standard iteration of the smartphone that features 20MP primary lens. Its other cameras are also 16MP & 2MP depth sensor. Besides, there are features such as 3D imaging, HDR Pro, AI beauty mode & AR present in the camera department.

Punch-hole camera & display

Some weeks back, we reported Samsung’s intention to embrace notches on smartphones. These are notches in the form of Infinity-U, Infinity-V, and Infinity-O displays. In that light, Samsung released Galaxy A8s, a smartphone with Infinity-O, or better still, punch-hole display. In quick response to that, Huawei has delivered the Huawei Nova 4 with a similar punch-hole design.

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Nova 4

This punch-hole contains the phone’s 25MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. And as you must know, this helped to impact a stunning 91.8% screen-to-body ratio on the 6.4 inches IPS screen. Picture & video quality is awesomely delivered by the 1080 x 2310 pixels resolution.

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Heavy memory lane

Huawei Nova 4 is loaded with 128GB ROM that’s more than enough for a user’s storage needs. Even with this, a MicroSD card slot is available to expand the memory (512GB extension). Hardcore gaming can be actualised thanks to its 8GB RAM, Mali-G72 MP3 GPU & Kirin 970 chipset. Being last year’s chipset model, it is built on a 10nm FinFET process and octa-core 2.4GHz CPU.


One of the joys of using a smartphone is lengthy lifespan and this what the phone’s 3,750mAh gives. The phone charges extremely quick due to the presence of the Fast Charging technology 9V/2A & 18W charger. Out of the box, Huawei Nova 4 runs on the Android 9.0 Pie OS assisted by the Emotion UI 9.0. Even more, there’s the 4G LTE, VoLTE & Dual SIM Dual VoLTE.

Pricing & Availability

The Huawei Nova 4 is shipped in Aurora Blue, Red, White, Black colours. Its 20MP standard iteration is sold at $400 while the 48MP higher edition costs $432.

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