Huawei Launched another Smartphone in its 8 Series as Huawei nova 8i in Malaysia


    • Huawei launched Huawei nova 8i on 6th July 2021 in Malaysia
    • The smartphone is the fifth member of the 8 Series of Huawei
    • The price of Huawei nova 8i in Malaysia is MYR 1,299, which is up for the purchase

    Huawei has added a new smartphone in its 8 series. The series already consists of Huawei nova 8 5G, Huawei nova 8 Pro 4G, Huawei nova 8 Pro 5G, and Huawei nova 8 SE. Huawei launched Huawei nova 8i on 7th July 2021. The official price of Huawei nova 8i in Malaysia is MYR 1,299 (around NPR 37,197). Therefore, the expected price of Huawei nova 8i in Nepal is NPR 34,999.

    Huawei nova 8i Overview

    Huawei nova 8i has an AI quad-camera and an edgeless display. Large storage and a Huawei supercharge is the main attraction of the smartphone.

    Design and Build Quality

    Huawei nova 8i flaunts a 6.67-inches FullHD+ LCD screen. The smartphone has an Edgeless Display with 1.3mm bezels on the side and a 1.35mm bezel on the top. Similarly, the screen has a pill-shaped notch housing the selfie on the top-left corner.

    Huawei nova 8i Design and Build Quality
    Design and Build Quality

    It has a superior grip with a great visual experience. A magnificent color display is due to the refined NCVM craftsmanship.

    The smartphone’s rear panel has a quad camera inside a circular module. As per Huawei, the back cover has a 4D curvature; it delivers precision-engineered rounded edges for an ultra-smooth touch.

    It weighs 190 grams and is available in three color options: Moonlight Silver, Interstellar Blue, and Starry Black.

    Huawei nova 8i has a side-mounted fingerprint reader for biometric authentication.


    Under the hood, the smartphone packs a Snapdragon 662 SoC. The chipset further pairs with 6GB/8GB of RAM and a storage of 128 GB. Adreno 610 handles the graphics of the phone.

    A 180Hz of touch sampling rate gives an ultra-smooth gaming experience. Further, the smartphone also has a Do Not Disturb mode to ensure your game is uninterrupted even in the presence of incoming calls or messages.

    On the software front, the smartphone has Android 10 with EMUI 11 on the top. Furthermore, the official app store for Huawei – Huawei App Gallery is present.


    Huawei nova 8i has a quad-camera consisting of a primary sensor, an ultra-wide camera, a macro camera, and a depth camera. The main camera has a high resolution of 64 MP with a lens of f/1.9. At the same time, the ultra-wide sensor is an 8 MP with an aperture of f/2.4. It has a 120-degree field of view. And the other two macro and depth cameras have a 2MP sensor with an f/2.4 lens.

    Huawei nova 8i Camera

    On the other hand, Huawei nova 8i has a 16 MP Selfie camera on the front. The selfie camera features an AI beauty algorithm, providing a dedicated solution for each face and preserving every detail.


    A 4,300 mAh battery fuels the Huawei nova 8i. And as per the advertisement, it takes 17 minutes for the battery to get a 60% charge.

    Huawei nova 8i Battery

    Likewise, the battery takes 38 minutes to get a full charge. Huawei ships the smartphone with 66W Huawei SuperCharge.

    Huawei nova 8i Specifications

    Dimensions161.85 x 74.7 x 8.58 mm 
    Weight190 grams
    Display6.67 inches, IPS LCD
    60Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate
    2376 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio
    OSAndroid 10, EMUI 11
    ChipsetSnapdragon 662 
    CPUOcta-core (4 x 2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
    GPUAdreno 610
    RAM and Storage8 GB RAM with 128 GB storage
    Main CameraQuad64 MP, f/1.9, (wide-angle)
    8 MP, f/2.4, 120-degree, (ultra-wide angle)
    2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
    Front CameraSingle16 MP
    SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, light
    SoundLoudspeaker,3.5mm jack
    Battery4,300 mAh, non-removable,
    66W Huawei SuperCharge
    ColorsMoonlight Silver, Interstellar Blue, Starry Black

    Huawei nova 8i Expected Price in Nepal and Availability

    Huawei nova 8i is available in Malaysia for MYR 1,299, which is around NPR 37,197. The launch of the smartphone in Nepal has got no confirmation. However, the expected price of Huawei nova 8i in Nepal is NPR 34,999. 

    Huawei nova 8i VariantsPrice in MalaysiaExpected Price in Nepal
    Huawei nova 8i (8/128 GB)MYR 1,299NPR 34,999

    The smartphone will be available to purchase from authorized retail stores or some online store after the launch. The official national distributor of Huawei mobiles in Nepal is Call Mobility. They have brought some of the Huawei phones in Nepal, such as Huawei Y6p, Huawei Y5p, Huawei Y8p, and many more.

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    Akriti Pant
    Akriti is a content writer for Techsanchar. She covers tech related news and is a tech enthusiast. Being an IT Graduate, she loves to code and is passionate about STEM. She has been a part of the team since the beginning.

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