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The Huawei nova 2s is a 2017 model featuring a 6-inch LTPS IPS LCD display, 16MP camera, and a 3340 mAh battery. Read more about the features of the nova 2s to see if it's right for you.
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Huawei nova 2s is a 2017 smartphone. It measures 156.9 x 75.1 x 7.5 mm and weighs 169 g. It has a LTPS IPS LCD display measuring 6" inches. The resolution is 1080 x 2160 and 403 ppi pixel density.

There is Dual front camera with 20 MP. The main camera is Dual with 16 MP.

It runs on Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU with 128 GB, 6 GB RAM 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM memory. The battery is 3340 mAh.

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Huawei nova 2s specs

General specs

Brand and model

Huawei nova 2s

Release date

2017, December


156.9 x 75.1 x 7.5 mm (6.18 x 2.96 x 0.3 in)


169 g (5.96 oz)

Body build

Front glass, aluminum body


Black, Gray, Red, Rose Gold, Light Blue


3340 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po

Approximate price300 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

6" inc

Screen area

92.4 cm2

Screen format

18:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1080 x 2160 px

PPI /points per inch/

403 PPI

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

16 MP, Dual

Camera specs

-16 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
-20 MP B/W, f/1.8


LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Front (selfie) camera

20 MP, Dual


20 MP, f/2.0
2 MP, depth sensor


LED flash

Video 1080p@30fps


Operating system OS

Android 8.0 (Oreo); EMUI 8


HiSilicon Kirin 960 (16 nm)

Other models with the same chipset include: Huawei Honor V9, Huawei nova 2s, Huawei Honor 9, Huawei Honor 8 Pro, Huawei P10, Huawei P10 Plus, Huawei Mate 9, Huawei Mate 9 Pro, Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
Processor CPU

- Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)

Graphics processor GPU

- Mali-G71 MP8

External memory

microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)

Internal memory

128 GB, 6 GB RAM 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM


Antutu 7 Score 184322 (Rank 82 of 2128)
GeekBench 6 Single Core 403 (Rank 331 of 529)
GeekBench 6 Multi Core 1294 (Rank 328 of 528)
GeekBench 6 OpenCL 1306 (Rank 194 of 306)
GeekBench 5 Single Core 381 (Rank 965 of 1886)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core 1500 (Rank 913 of 1875)
GeekBench 4 Single Core 1893 (Rank 107 of 1024)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core 6386 (Rank 95 of 1022)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript10902

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Fast battery charging 9V/2A 18W
Disclaimer: This information is based on public data and official specifications from Huawei. However, there may be differences in specifications.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei nova 2s was around 300 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2017, December.
The weight of the Huawei nova 2s is 169 g.
The screen size of the Huawei nova 2s is 6" inches.
The size of the Huawei nova 2s is 156.9 x 75.1 x 7.5 mm (HxWxD).

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