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Selfie Addicts Will Like the Huawei Nova 2 -- and Not for the Dual Rear Cameras

21 August 2017 |

It’s been a long time coming and finally here it is! Up your selfie game with Huawei Nova 2’s 20MP front camera. Now, say bye-bye to pixel-filled and out-of-focus selfies.

Smartphones today have relentlessly evolved by how their primary cameras work, embedding as many pro-photography features as possible. However, front-facing cameras haven’t really seen much evolution since they became a thing in smartphones. Considering a selfie camera is the go-to shooter of most people who just like to snap a photo of themselves on a day-to-day basis, it’s worth noting that selfie snappers are as relevant as the primary camera.

Finally, Huawei has finally taken the unpopular route that most smartphone manufacturers chose to ignore, that is to invest in its front-facing camera. One of their latest flagship devices is the Huawei Nova 2 – a smartphone with a top-notch selfie cam. It features a 20 Megapixel front camera and 12 Megapixel primary camera. The 20 MP front camera is more than just a selfie snapper; it serves a lot of purposes that will enrich and improve the way you use your smartphone.

Facial recognition

Keeping your phone secured and at the same time immediately accessible has never been this easy. Simply snap your face and instantly unlock your phone. Same security measures can be applied to the rest of the phone’s apps or interface! This feature is the perfect replacement or backup for the phone’s fingerprint security option.

Selfie like a pro!

The front camera isn’t just embellished with outstanding sensor and resolution, its kit also includes a bokeh effect. This is a feature that creates a blurred background which is similar to the effect of wide-aperture professional portraits. Its 10-level beautification mode and gesture shutter make it easy to take perfect selfies.

Low-light (front camera) photography

Huawei incorporates many fun camera features to its front camera. In low-light conditions, the Nova 2 uses an LCD screen flash with 11 color temperatures for different degrees of illumination – making portraits really pop.

Dual rear camera!

To complement the edgy front camera of the Huawei Nova 2, the phone comes equipped with a dual rear camera. One is a 12MP and the other an 8MP sensor. One sensor boasts optical zoom for that up close and personal shot without having to move an inch, another can do precise focus in low-light environments. Plus, both cameras when combined boasts a live bokeh effect to play around with your visual creativity.

Elegant and cutting edge

The Huawei Nova 2 may be a selfie-centric smartphone, but that description is just the icing on the cake. This smartphone packs a lot of punch inside out. It sports an elegant yet ergonomic design – smooth metallic unibody which is just 6.9mm thick with a rounded design which flows to the back of the device, and a wave-textured power button. It’s powered by an Octa-core processor with 4GB RAM that could last a day with a moderate use; all thanks to its fast charging 3340 mAh battery.

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Nova 3e
From HK$ 2,132.00 The Best Just Got BetterLose yourself in your screen with new generation Huawei FullView Display. Designed for life on the go with no compromises, the Huawei nova 3e sports a sleek compact frame that’s almost entirely dedicated to its 5.84-inch Full HD screen. Body & SoulThe Huawei nova 3e takes colour to a higher level. Delve deeper into Klein Blue, a radiant shade that incorporates a nanometer-level light dazzle texture. Available too in deepest Midnight Black to contrast against the vibrancy of the Full HD screen, refined classic Platinum Gold and Sakura Pink with its rich pearlescent tone. Seeing is BelievingThe Huawei nova 3e features a 2280 x 1080 Fhd+ screen with 96% Ntsc super high-colour gamut. That means everything you see on this screen is as rich and vibrant and detailed as it can be, from your own photographs to the latest boxset. Front and CentreThe Huawei nova 3e has a new higher definition, wider angle, front camera. 16 megapixels with a pixel size of 1.0 μm and a FOV wide angle of 78°, this camera is made for snapping friends, family and social-media-worthy selfies. With a F2.0 wide aperture and a 3D retouching feature that uses intelligent recognition and facial mapping to adjust lighting and shadow, you can count on terrific portraits and close-ups too. Outstanding Low Light PhotographyShooting in low light has always been the curse of digital smartphone photography. Now the new Huawei nova 3e’s LCD intelligent light technology is banishing grainy, poor quality photographs. With a spectrum of 11 color temperatures for intelligent light rebalancing within different lighting modes and 4 in 1 light fusion, every image in any light comes out clear and bright. Dual-Lens CameraThe Huawei nova 3e’s dual-lens rear camera ticks all the boxes and then some. The state-of-the-art 16 MP lens with a pixel size of 1.12 μm and F2.2 aperture is designed to capture more light and read depth perception, allowing you to take sharp, swift snaps when you need them. Partnered with a 2 MP professional Bokeh lens – as well as 5P + 3P lenses for the subject and background – it takes stunning shots while bringing some real definition to the mix. Emui 8.0HUAWEI’s all-new Emui 8.0 features a finely-tuned interface to optimise speed and performance, keeping the Huawei nova 3e running fast and smooth for longer. Face UnlockThe Huawei nova 3e opens at a glance. By looking at your screen for less than a second – 800 milliseconds to be precise – you can access your phone swiftly and securely. Built on complex algorithms and facial comparison data the facial recognition feature ensures high-level security to guard against photo and video intrusion. That means your phone cannot be unlocked while you sleep, or with an image of you. High-Speed ChargingSafe high-speed charging is a standout feature of the Huawei nova 3e. 9V2A high-voltage fast charging technology allows you to power-up quickly and safely when time is short. With HUAWEI’s renowned resource-allocation technology, power-waste is minimised and battery life is maximised, making sure all that power lasts longer. Dual BluetoothThe Huawei nova 3e supports dual Bluetooth, which is a must for modern multi-taskers. It means you can stay connected during your exercise regime by linking a smartband plus a headset to your phone. Or connect in-car for Bluetooth navigation while using your headset to stay hands-free. Intelligent EngineeringThe Huawei nova 3e is engineered to stay at the top of its game for longer. HUAWEI’s machine learning technology coupled with Emui 8.0 can understand your smartphone behavior. Based on how you interact with your machine the Huawei nova 3e will predict its most efficient mode, saving battery life, optimizing performance and keeping your phone running smoother and faster for longer.

Whether you’re into an immersive selfie experience or you just want a phone that will do its job for you at the end of the day, the Huawei Nova 2 is one perfect catch.

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