Jun 10, 2020

HUAWEI nova 7 SE 5G Goes Official in the Philippines

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE 5G has been launched in the Philippines for PHP 19,990. The smartphone brings 5G connectivity to the mid-range segment in the Philippines for the first time.

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE 5G is now officially launched in the Philippines. The smartphone comes with a punch-hole display, quad-rear cameras, and 5G connectivity. It is geared towards the mid-range segment.

The smartphone is touted to be the first smartphone with 5G network connectivity in the mid-price segment in the Filipino market. The HUAWEI nova 7 SE 5G was first launched in China in April alongside two other siblings, the nova 7 5G and nova 7 Pro 5G. The nova 7 SE 5G slots in between these two phones in terms of specs and features.

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE has a punch-hole cutout on the top left corner of the display. Towards the rear, on the top-left corner, it mounts quad cameras in a vertically-placed rectangular module with an LED light sitting outside.

It features a 6.53-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400) LCD display with 20:9 aspect ratio, 405ppi pixel density, and HDR10 support. Pumping power from under the hood is a 7nm Kirin 880 (5G) SoC coupled with a Mali-G57 GPU, 8GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage which can be expanded further up to 256GB via microSD card.

Regarding optics, the rear-camera setup includes a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. Upfront, a 16MP selfie camera resides inside the punch-hole cutout.

The nova 7 SE 5G houses a 4,000mAh battery which is officially claimed to charge the phone up to 70% in 30 minutes as it supports 45W SuperCharge tech. The device is also equipped with 5W reverse charging.

Security-wise, the smartphone has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, meaning it is embedded into the power button. One can also use the face unlock feature for this purpose.

The nova 7 SE 5G runs EMUI 10.1 with Android 10 as the base. And just like other HUAWEI devices, the nova 7 SE 5G also lacks Google Mobile Services (GMS) but it comes with HUAWEI's ecosystem with AppGallery, the company's alternative to the Google Play Store.

Amongst other things, the HUAWEI nova 7 SE 5G supports 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The HUAWEI nova 7 SE 5G is priced at PHP 19,990 and will be available in Green, Purple and Silver color options. The customers pre-ordering the phone from June 12 to June 21 will get Freelace Bluetooth earbuds and cloud storage.

Spec Comparison

Model HUAWEI nova 7 SE HUAWEI nova 7 SE HUAWEI nova 7 5G HUAWEI nova 7 5G HUAWEI nova 7 Pro 5G HUAWEI nova 7 Pro 5G
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Lowest Price P14,869.99 P21,150 P23,990
CPU HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G (7nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A76 & Cortex-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G (7 nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A76 & Cortex-A55
HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G (7 nm)
Octa-core Cortex-A76 & Cortex-A55
Display Size 6.5 inches 6.53 inches 6.57 inches
RAM 8GB 8GB 8GB
Main Camera 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP 64MP + 8MP + 8MP + 2MP 64MP + 8MP + 8MP + 2MP
Battery Non-removable, Li-Po 4,000mAh
Fast charging 40W, 70% in 30 min (advertised)
Reverse charging 5W
Non-removable, Li-Po 4,000mAh
Fast charging 40W, 75% in 30 min (advertised)
Reverse charging 5W
Non-removable, Li-Po 4,000mAh
Fast charging 40W, 75% in 30 min (advertised)
Reverse charging 5W
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