Huawei has today announced that it is bringing another member of the HUAWEI nova family – the HUAWEI nova 8i – to South Africa, as well as the HUAWEI WATCH 3 series.

This year is a nova year for Huawei. Our HUAWEI nova 8 and HUAWEI nova Y60 have already proven to be very popular with South African consumers, as they are everything the next generation of smartphone users wants and needs,” says Justin Sun, General Manager for Huawei Consumer Business Group.

“Huawei’s nova series has always kept the demands of the youth in mind. The desire for something sleek, elegant, powerful and affordable; a device that can keep up with and add value to a vibrant, dynamic and fast-paced world. So, in addition to announcing the HUAWEI nova 8i, we also want to share that the HUAWEI nova 9, the Pro version of the nova 8, will soon be coming to South Africa in November.” Continues Justin Sun

HUAWEI nova 8i: A Gen-Z super smartphone

With its ultra-slim design and 6.67-inch HUAWEI Edgeless Display, the HUAWEI nova 8i offers an unmatched viewing experience for its price bracket. The device is ideal for movie lovers and avid gamers. Photographers will also love its 64MP AI quad camera, which comprises the main camera, an ultra-wide-angle camera, a macro camera and a depth camera that come together seamlessly to take exquisite, professional-looking shots.

The HUAWEI nova 8i also comes with 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge, which means that it can be fully charged in less than 40 minutes, or charged for two hours of gameplay within just five minutes. HUAWEI SuperCharge works in tandem with the HUAWEI nova 8i’s 4300mAH three-electrode battery – both are all about giving you as much time on your device as possible.

With an internal storage of 128GB, you can save more onto your new phone – more photographs, more movies and more games. The HUAWEI nova 8i’s Snapdragon octa-core chipset is designed to keep up with your non-stop, on-demand lifestyle. Riding on these high-performance specs and Huawei’s smart memory technology, the HUAWEI nova 8i also comes equipped with 8GB of RAM, which creates a buttery-smooth experience for you to run multiple background apps at once.

The Huawei nova series and Joburg Day search for SA’s new superstars

Huawei’s nova series is also pushing individuality, inspiration and innovation at this year’s Huawei Joburg Day with 947 – the “i” in the HUAWEI nova 8i is all about supporting these elements. Joburg’s favourite radio station, 947, has been running several HUAWEI nova competitions ahead of this annual event, which for the first time will be both online and live for a limited audience to experience in person.

In the run-up to Joburg Day, Huawei and 947 have been on a search for Joburg’s most talented young presenter, band, fashion and sneaker designer. The winners – who will be music lovers, trendsetters, creators and innovators – will each get their time to shine at a nova-inspired HUAWEI Joburg Day on Friday 22 October.

“Our famous 947 Big September campaign was even bigger and better this year as we celebrated our listeners, music and the Joburg lifestyle powered by our friends at Huawei. This 947 Big September saw food, technology, fashion, design, music and lifestyle all touched on. And we’re ecstatic with the quality of Joburg creative talent coming through,” said Thando Makhunga, 947 Station Manager.

The HUAWEI nova series is also collaborating with local sneaker brand Bathu, a truly African sneaker brand that is all about the fusion of fun and fashion.

“The partnership with the HUAWEI nova series is a seamless one because Bathu has constantly brought to consumers the most innovative and sophisticated sneakers, designed for today’s consumer who now more than ever, is mindful of aesthetics. Through this incredible partnership, we are able to reduce barriers to entry across Africa and tap into an entirely new market” says Theo Baloyi, CEO and Founder of Bathu.

The HUAWEI WATCH 3: The perfect companion

Simultaneous with the announcement of the HUAWEI nova 8i, Huawei is also announcing the release of the brand-new HUAWEI WATCH 3 and WATCH 3 Pro. These two stunning smartwatches offer convenient and smart life experiences through enhanced interaction, independent connectivity and all-scenario interconnectivity.

These smartwatches also feature ultra-long battery life, running up to five days without needing to be charged in smart mode and up to 21 days in ultra-long battery mode. This incredible battery life means that you can wear it continuously all day, even when you sleep, allowing it to gather and report on the maximum amount of health-related information.

The HUAWEI WATCH 3 and WATCH 3 Pro are also beautiful to look at and wear. The 3D curved glass offers a clear and vibrant display that is elegant, smooth, scratch-proof and fingerprint-resistant, offering a heightened visual and touch experience. While the HUAWEI WATCH 3 body is made of 316L stainless steel that has undergone a cold forging and PVD coating process, the HUAWEI WATCH 3 Pro is made of aerospace-grade titanium fused with a sapphire glass lens.

Pre-order the HUAWEI nova 8i, priced at R6,999, between 27 and 29 September and you’ll receive a HUAWEI Bluetooth speaker for free. “Pre-Order Now for R99 and get R999 off”. Ts and Cs apply. Stay tuned for more info on the HUAWEI WATCH 3 pre-order deal.

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