Huawei silently releases mid-range P8 Lite smartphone


During its London event early last month, Huawei unveiled its 2015 flagship smartphone, the P8. Alongside it was a super-sized device, the bigger P8max. There was no mention of a smaller sibling to the two but it looks like it does exist (actually, it’s been alive and well for the last few weeks) and will even be available in markets like Hungary soon under the name P8 Lite. It’s been up for pre-order in Germany since late April.

The P8 Lite is a mid-range device with decent specifications like a 5 inch 720p, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, a 13 MP main camera with a 5 MP selfie shooter, an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 620 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and a 2,200 mAh battery. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop customized with Huawei’s own Emotion 3.1 UI. It supports LTE Cat4 as well as global and China-specific network bands, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC.

It will be available in white, black and gold. It will go for about $300 in markets where it will be available.

With such a price-point and its mid-range specs, this device may make its way to Africa where we are still waiting for the P8 and (probably) P8max to be officially unveiled next month.