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Huawei P40 Lite 5G arrives in Europe: Challenges iPhone SE with 5G Kirin 820 SoC and 64 MP quad camera for €399, but no Google services is a deal-breaker

The Huawei P40 Lite 5G features the Kirin 820 SoC (Image source: 91mobiles)
The Huawei P40 Lite 5G features the Kirin 820 SoC (Image source: 91mobiles)
Huawei recently launched its P40 Lite 5G smartphone in European markets. At €399, it goes head to head with Apple's iPhone SE. While the 64 MP quad camera and Kirin 820 are great assets, the lack of Google services continues to be a deal-breaker for Huawei phones.
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Huawei rounded out its P40 family of smartphones by launching the Huawei P40 Lite 5G in Europe recently. The P40 Lite 5G will be available to buyers in Europe on May 19th for €399, a match for the recently-outed Apple iPhone SE.

The P40 Lite 5G is powered by an octa-core Kirin 820 SoC, powering past Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G chip in both CPU and GPU workloads. The midranger's quad camera setup delivers on the P40 lineup's great image quality, with a 64 MP primary lens. The device runs on Android 10, with Huawei's EMUI 10 skin on top.

However, because of the fallout between and Google, it will not feature Google apps and services. The lack of Google services here is likely to be a dealbreaker for what's otherwise a very well-rounded device with a quality camera, excellent performance and a robust 4000 mAh battery.

If you're not in the market for an Android device, the iPhone SE delivers superior performance with its A13 SoC and access to the Apple App Store at the same price-point.

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Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - Tech Writer - 462 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2019
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. Apart from working as an editor at Notebookcheck, I write for outlets including TechSpot and Gamingbolt. I’m the Director of Content at Flying V Group, one of the top 5 digital marketing agencies in Orange County. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-05-16 (Update: 2020-05-16)