April 19 in China will start selling the Hi nova 9 SE smartphone, for which China Post Communications is responsible, but in fact it is the very same Huawei Nova 9 SE with one fundamental difference: if the Nova 9 SE uses SoC Snapdragon 680, the Hi nova 9 SE is based on Snapdragon 695 5G. A very simple maneuver by Huawei with this “rebranding” provided access to single-chip systems with built-in 5G modems. Naturally, such devices will not be legally shipped outside of China, but inside the country, in fact, nothing changes – both users who need a 5G smartphone (in China, unlike most countries in the world, 5G really works) and the company itself are the winners.
Another difference between the Hi nova 9 SE and the Huawei Nova 9 SE is hidden in the camera – the ultra-wide-angle lens module of the “new model” uses a 16-megapixel sensor versus the 8-megapixel one of the original. Otherwise, the Hi nova 9 SE is a complete clone of the Huawei Nova 9 SE. There’s a 6.78-inch IPS screen with Full HD+ resolution, a 16-megapixel camera embedded, a main camera with 108, 8 and 2 MP sensors (in addition to the 16-megapixel), a 4000 mAh battery with 66W fast charging support and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Prices have already been announced: $390 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB flash storage version and $455 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB flash storage variant. The Hi nova 9 SE, compared to the Nova 9 SE, is about $50 more expensive.