Super nova! New ‘flagship lite’ available in SA for under R6000

The Huawei nova 11i has landed in South African stores. Image supplied by Huawei

Huawei has announced the release of its latest smartphone, the nova 11i, in South Africa. The device, part of the company’s “flagship lite” series aimed at younger consumers, is now available for purchase at selected retailers and through the Huawei online store.

The Huawei nova 11i features a large screen with narrow 1 mm bezels, offering a screen-to-body ratio of 94.9%. The device is designed to be comfortable to hold, with a moisture-proof and fingerprint-resistant coating. It comes in two color options: Mint Green and Starry Black.

The smartphone is equipped with a 5000 mAh battery, which can be charged up to 60% in 30 minutes, thanks to its 40 W Huawei SuperCharge Turbo feature. The device also includes smart power management technology and intelligent charging protection.

In terms of photography, the Huawei nova 11i has a 48 MP High-Res Camera, a 2 MP depth camera, and a 16 MP selfie camera. The cameras use algorithms to optimize image quality in different lighting conditions. The device also includes a motion detection feature that adjusts the shutter speed in real time.

Good sport

The nova 11i’s launch coincides with the announcement of the continuation of Huawei’s partnership with South African football club SuperSport United.

As part of the ongoing collaboration, SuperSport United players and staff will have access to the latest Huawei devices, including the newly released Huawei nova 11i.

Huawei Vice President of Operations, Akhram Mohamed said, “advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer vision will support and monitor players performances and provide analysed data for the technical team.”

SuperSport United CEO Stanley Matthews said football has experienced a technological explosion in recent years with data analytics and performance measurement driving recruitment and retention decision making around players.

“In Huawei we have a globally recognised partner at the cutting edge of the technology industry with products and features that can give us a competitive edge on our fellow rivals in the PSL,” Matthews added.

The Huawei nova 11i is available from Vodacom, MTN, Telkom, and Cell C stores, as well as the Huawei online store with prices starting at R5 999 or R329 a month on a 24-month contract.