One of the most popular Chinese smartphone manufacturers, Huawei has announced a new mid-range Android smartphone dubbed the P8 Lite (2017). The smartphone succeeds the P8 Lite that debuted two years back.
The P8 Lite (2017) comes with a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 Full HD resolution IPS display and an attractive glossy body that is somewhat similar to Honor-branded devices from Huawei. Huawei is using the Kirin 655 octa-core chipset inside the P8 Lite (2017), based on the ARM Cortex-A53 architecture. The in-house SoC has been paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded. The fingerprint scanner is positioned at the back, like most handsets from Huawei.
Moving on to the camera department, the smartphone comes equipped with a 12MP camera at the back, paired with an f/2.0 aperture lens. The selfie camera on the front is an 8MP unit. In terms of battery life, the P8 Lite (2017) is likely to be quite decent, thanks to a 3000mAh non-removable battery inside.
The smartphone will be launching with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box by the end of this month in various markets across EU with a €239 price tag. It will most likely be made available in other markets as well before the end of this quarter. In Latin America, the handset is rumored to launch as the P9 Lite (2017). A P10 Lite is rumored to be launched as well, sometime later this year.