Huawei Nova 9 SE official: the rival of the Redmi Note 11 arrives in France on April 7, 2022, from 349 euros

the Chinese giant Huawei has just announced a new mid-range smartphone in France, the Nova 9 SE. The device offers a compelling technical data sheet for an affordable price, and offers a borderless IPS screen.

Huawei Nova 9 SE
Credit: Huawei

With its new Nova 9 SE, the little brother of the Nova 9 which was launched at the end of last year, Huawei intends to make a name for itself in the fairly saturated market of mid-range smartphones. The Nova 9 SE has certain advantages to directly compete with Xiaomi’s famous Redmi Note 11 range. The smartphone offers for example an IPS FHD+ screen (2388 x 1080 pixels) borderless with a better screen ratio of 94.85% thanks to borders of only 1.05 mm. The panel offers a refresh rate of 90 Hz, and a sampling rate of 270 Hz.

The smartphone is offered by a Snapdragon 680 4G, the Chinese manufacturer no longer offering 5G smartphones since the US sanctions. This is the same processor found in Xiaomi’s classic Redmi Note 11. (

Huawei Nova 9 SE (3)
Credit: Huawei

The Nova 9 SE offers super fast charging

The main advantage of the Nova 9 SE is probably its fast charging. The smartphone is equipped with a small 4000 mAh battery which may seem a little tight because of its giant IPS screen. However, this is compatible with the 66W fast chargingwhich allows the smartphone to regain 60% autonomy in just 15 minutes and to be fully charged in 36 minutes.

On the photo side, the Nova 9 SE relies on a configuration with four cameras with a 108 MP Samsung HM2 main sensor, an 8 MP ultra wide-angle sensor, a 2 MP macro sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor. The selfie part is provided by a 16 megapixel camera.

Huawei Nova 9 SE (2)
Credit: Huawei

The Huawei Nova 9 SE will be available in France next April 7 from 349 euros in its configuration with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It is therefore significantly more expensive than Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 11, which starts at 199 euros. Three colors will be available : Midnight Black, Pearl White and Crystal Blue. As a reminder, the smartphone will work under EMUI 12, and Google services will not be available. Users will nevertheless have access to the AppGallery application store, which will allow them to download many alternatives to Google applications.

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