Huawei launches its glitzy Nova 5T smartphone in South Africa next month

Just in time for the holiday season, the company is making its local Nova series debut in November with the introduction of the new Nova 5T smartphone.

With production on the device started before Google controversially revoked Huawei’s licence, the Nova 5T is powered by Android Pie and supports apps like YouTube and Chrome (… for now). Much like its marquee co-star Honor 20 smartphone, the Nova 5T features a multi-cam array with a 48 MP lens, a macro lens, and a 16 MP ultra-wide angle lens on the back, plus a 32 MP selfie cam and photo optimisation AI.

Other specs include a HiSilicon Kirin 980 CPU, 8 GB RAM, and 128 GB internal storage space, a 6.26-inch IPS display at 2340 x 1080 pixels, and a fingerprint scanner. The Nova 5T is available in a choice of glam-o-rama Mid-Summer Purple or Crush Blue, and you know what, I can’t even decide which one I want. Probably purple. Maybe the blue, though. I DUNNO. It depends on my shoes, I guess, but I’m mostly kicking it in black Adidas sneakz at the moment, so either one works.

The Huawei Nova 5T is expected to retail at approximately R12,999, or you can get one on a Vodacom contract for R499 per month. And according to my secret sources, the first 2,000 buyers at Cellucity will also blag a free Huawei MediaPad T5 tab valued at R3,999. Deal!


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