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Huawei unveils P8 Lite (2017) mid-ranger

Huawei P8 Lite (2017) Android smartphone with Kirin 655 SoC and Android 7.0 Nougat
Huawei P8 Lite (2017)
This updated handset comes with a 5.2-inch full HD display and a HiSilicon Kirin 655 SoC inside, next to 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. Android 7.0 Nougat is the operating system on board, while sales are expected to begin later this month in Europe.

Huawei has some issues when naming its products, apparently. The latest smartphone unveiled by this Chinese company is a slightly improved P9 Lite but comes as P8 Lite (2017) instead.

The P8 Lite (2017) is a mid-ranger like the other Lite handsets made by Huawei so far. Its list of specs and features includes the following:

  • Processor: Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 655 SoC with Mali-T830 MP2 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 3 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage and microSD support
  • Display: 5.2-inch multitouch with 1,920X1,080 pixels
  • Cameras: 8 MP front, 12 MP back
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Operating system: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0 on top
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh (embedded)

This handset is expected to debut in Europe, where the black variant goes on sale later this month for around $255 USD. White and gold variants are also expected to become available after a while. According to some reports, Latin America would get this handset as Huawei P9 Lite (2017).


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-01-13 (Update: 2017-01-13)