Huawei is introducing the nova 9 series on September 23, and we expect at least two smartphones – the nova 9 and the nova 9 Pro. Previous rumors suggested they will look similarly to the Honor 50 devices and have the same Qualcomm chipset.
Today we saw live images of the phones, and there is confirmation they will indeed sport the Snapdragon 778G chipset, although they will be LTE-only since Huawei is not allowed to use 5G technologies, developed by American companies.
The nova 9 Pro was even spotted at Geekbench with its model number RTE-AL00, where the Qualcomm SoC was confirmed, as well as the 8GB RAM option. It was also listed with Android 11, which somewhat surprising as it will likely run Harmony OS 2.0, but perhaps the benchmark just got the identifiers mixed up.
The Huawei nova series was often released outside of the domestic market in previous years, but the current nova 8 lineup is barely available overseas.