Huawei Unveils Nova Smartphone
China’s Huawei has launched a new mid-price smartphone line, a shift away from its focus more on high-end devices.
The new smartphone, called Nova, is expected to be available in more than 50 markets in Asia and Europe as early as October this year.
There will be two versions. The Nova Plus has a 5.5-inch display, while the smaller Nova sports a five-inch screen. Both have 32-gigabyte internal memory and three-gigabyte RAM, but use the older 6.0 operating system of Google’s Android.
Meanwhile in Seoul, LG Electronics has taken the wraps off its new V20 premium smartphone, hoping for a pick-up in the second half.
The new phone offers a 5.7-inch display, a metal body, replaceable battery, and dual rear cameras, as well as improved photo and video functions.
LG is banking on the V20 after its mobile division reported a fifth straight quarterly operating loss in April-June. It did not disclose pricing of the new products.