Huawei introduced its Huawei P8 and P8 Max smartphones in April this year. A third smartphone Huawei P8 Lite was also expected to be unveiled at the time but that didn’t happen. However, the P8 Lite was later released in Germany and Hungary and was priced at about $270. Now Huawei P8 Lite has been made official by the company at its South East Asia (SEA) launch event held in Bangkok.
At the event, the Chinese giant showcased its latest flagship smartphone P8 along with its two variants P8 Max and P8 Lite as well as MediaPad X2, Watch W1 and TalkBand B2.
The Huawei P8 Lite is a dual SIM smartphone that comes with a 5-inch, 1280 x 720 pixels resolution display and is powered by a 64-bit HiSilicon Kirin 620 chipset with octa-core 1.2GHz CPU and a Mali 450 MP4 GPU for graphics. Inside, it has a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. It doesn’t have a separate slot for microSD card but the second SIM slot works as a microSD card slot.
There is a 13MP BSI camera at the back and a 5MP camera at the front for selfies and video chats. The device runs on a 2200mAh battery and comes with pre-installed Android 5.0.2 lollipop with Huawei’s own EMUI 3.1 skin on top. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, Wi-Fi and NFC. The Huawei P8 Lite dimensions are 143.0 x 70.6 x 7.7mm and it weighs 131 grams. The handset is available in 3 color options – Black, White and Gold.
At the event, Huawei also announced that the Huawei P8, P8 Max, P8 Lite and the Huawei MediaPad X2 will be launched in India in the third quarter of 2015. According to the company, Huawei P8 will not be joining the price war and will cost about $455 while the P8 Lite is a budget phone falling in the mid-range price segment. The TalkBand B2 which is a fitness tracker-cum-Bluetooth earpiece, is expected to arrive in India in June and cost about $235.
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