Huawei Nova 5T’s strong showing looks set to defy US-China trade war

The arrival of the Huawei Nova 5T at Cellucity and Huawei online stores next month amid the ongoing US-China trade war goes a long way in reaffirming Huawei's defiance and determination to stand on its own feet. 


THE ARRIVAL of the Nova 5T at Cellucity and Huawei online stores countrywide this week amid the ongoing US-China go a trade war goes a long way in reaffirming Huawei’s defiance and determination to stand on its own feet. 

The US trade blacklist of Huawei has prevented it from accessing Google Services, not to mention the grievious absence of Google Maps, which has become an essential part of our daily journeys.

With the festive season around the corner, it’s hard to imagine Huawei having to continue to take a back seat and watch two of its strongest competitors – iPhone and Samsung – steal the limelight.

Incredibly that isn’t going to be the case with the Nova 5T which was developed and consequently approved before the US blacklist, according to Cellucity’s Chris Henschel It means this photography powerhouse was able to retain its Google Services access in addition to running Android Pie (9). 

While this mark’s the first time the Nova range becomes available to the South African market, Huawei’s decision to finally bring it here in November 2019 has been warmly welcomed by tech enthusiasts.

Top features 

Available in stunning mid-Summer purple and crush blue, Nova is highly praised for its brilliant photography, as is about style. 

It is powered with a 48MP main camera, macro lens, 16MP ultra wide angle lens with supporting Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help optimize scene selection.

The front-facing camera comes with a staggering 32MP and also sports AI for photo experience like no other. 

Other stand out features include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 8GB of RAM (great for gaming apps like PUBG) and 128GB onboard memory, the Nova 5T certainly ticks all the boxes!

Pricing and availability in South Africa 

The Huawei Nova 5T will be priced from R599 per month on a Vodacom contract and will reportedly retail for R12, 999. 

The first 2000 lucky Nova 5T owners in SA will also receive a Huawei MediaPad T5 tablet valued at R3999.

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