Surprise! Huawei Nova 2s from 2017 receives new software update

may be struggling to stay relevant in the smartphone market with so many restrictions imposed by the US ban. While the Huawei P50 keeps being a promise that never comes, the company is concentrated in bringing HarmonyOS to its smartphones. The new software already proves to be far superior to the EMUI 11 in terms of performance. We are excited to see if it will prove to be a worthy contender against and iOS. Of course, the time will tell if it will stay relevant in the market. While HarmonyOS does not come, is providing a new update for a smartphone from 2017, the Huawei Nova 2S.

This handset is one of the oldest smartphone models in the Nova series. The device has surprisingly received a new software update that shows long-term support from Huawei. We assume, however, that this will be the last time the Nova 2s will receive a new software update. To put things in perspective, Huawei unveiled the Huawei Nova 8 series last year, so the Nova 2s is many generations behind.

According to the changelog, this new version of the Nova 2s operating system will bring news such as smart messaging settings, a quick download of icons for popular applications, new browsers, and more optimizations to provide a better user experience. The update comes as EMUI version number. You can check the changes introduced by this update in the changelog below:

Nova 2s update changelog

  • Adds smart messaging settings that provide more convenient services;
  • Introduces a new “hot recommendation” folder: positioned on the home screen to intelligently recommend popular and selected apps for you;
  • Quick download icon for Education Center and Link Now app;
  • Added QQ browser to give you a smooth and fast browsing experience;
  • Optimized the preinstalled WPS office.

The Nova 2s as already mentioned is from 2017. The device flaunts a 6-inch LCD with a 2,160 x 1,080 pixels resolution. Under the hood, it carries a Kirin 960 chipset made on a pre-historic 16 nm architecture. The device came with up to 6GB of RAM And up to 128GB of Internal Storage. The device had a dual-front facing camera combo 20MP + 2MP and two rear cameras 16MP + 20MP. The Huawei Nova 2s draws power from a 3,340mAh battery with an 18W fast charging. The device originally had 8.0 Oreo.

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