Huawei has just announced the Nova 2 (below) and Nova 2 Plus (above) at an event in China. Huawei confirmed last week that the handsets would be unveiled soon, and now we’ve got all the details.

Sequels to the original Nova and Nova Plus from 2016, the new devices once again come in metal unibodies with almost identical specs: the major differences between them lie in the display size and the battery, with the Plus model having the larger of both.

While last year’s phones were something of a letdown in the camera department, it looks like Huawei has aimed to address this on the successors, providing dual 12 MP + 8 MP rear cameras and 20 MP selfie cameras on both devices. If nothing else, these phones should deliver in the photography department: check out the core specs below.

Huawei Nova 2 specs

  • Display: 5-inch, Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) LTPS 2.5D display
  • Processor: octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor with MaliT830-MP2 GPU
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage space, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD
  • Cameras: 12 MP + 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PFAF, f/1.8 aperture. 20 MP front-facing camera
  • Battery: 2,950 mAh battery
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
  • Software: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1
  • Sound: AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chip, 3D surround sound, 3.5 mm headphone jack:
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes
  • Dimensions: 142.2 x 68.9 x 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 143 g
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS, USB Type-C

Huawei Nova 2 Plus specs

  • Display: 5.5-inch, Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) LTPS 2.5D display
  • Processor: octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor with MaliT830-MP2 GPU
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage space, expandable up to 128 GB via microSD
  • Cameras: 12 MP + 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PFAF, f/1.8 aperture. 20 MP front-facing camera
  • Battery: 3,340 mAh battery
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD)
  • Software: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1
  • Sound: AK4376 audio chip, 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Fingerprint sensor: Yes
  • Dimensions: 153.9 x 74.9 x 6.9 mm
  • Weight: 169 g
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS, USB Type-C

The Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus will be available in blue, green, gold, black and rose gold color variants, with the prices set at 2499 yuan (around $365) for the Nova 2 and 2899 yuan (around $423) for the Nova 2 Plus (note that the Nova 2 Plus model also comes with an extra 64 GB of internal storage space).

They’re up for pre-order now and will go on sale in China on June 16 but we don’t have any further availability details just yet. We reached out to Huawei regarding the matter and a spokesperson told us it had nothing to share right now but hoped to have more info soon.

What are your thoughts on the Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus? Let us know in the comments.