Huawei P40 Lite is now available in Spain for €299
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Despite the crippling sanctions imposed on it by the US government, Huawei's smartphone division seems to be doing reasonably well. The Chinese telecommunication behemoth will announce its P40 series of phones sometime in March. The company just unveiled the Huawei P40 Lite in Europe, which is essentially a Huawei Nova 6 SE with a fresh coat of paint on it.
As the name suggests, the Huawei P40 Lite is a watered-version of the P40 series. For starters, instead of a Kirin 990 SoC, you get a 7nm Kirin 810, which is essentially the equivalent of a Snapdragon 730. There appears to be only one memory configuration with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Adding on to that is a bit of a pain, as the device only supports Huawei's proprietary Nano SD card.
The Huawei P40 Lite comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ IPS LCD panel with a hole punched at its top-left corner that houses the phone's 16 MP selfie camera. The primary camera array consists of a 48 MP primary sensor assisted by an 8 MP wide-angle lens, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor. It'll be interesting to see how the device fares against similarly-priced counterparts from companies like Samsung.
Lastly, the Huawei P40 Lite's 4,200 mAh battery supports wired charging at 40 W. Thankfully, Huawei has kept the 3.5mm audio jack this time around, but it is unlikely to make its way to non-Lite versions of the phone. There's even a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication. What you do not get, however, is the Google Play Store, which has been missing from quite a few Huawei releases.
The Huawei P40 Lite will set you back by €299($326) and comes in three color options, namely Crush Green, Sakura Pink, and Midnight Black. If you pre-order the phone now, you'll get a pair of Huawei Freebuds 3 at no additional charge. The phone will be available at all major brick and mortar stores starting March 16th. The device should be available in other European markets in the coming weeks.