Huawei P8 Lite 2017 with Android Nougat and Kirin 655 processor launched

Huawei P8 Lite 2017

Huawei has launched P8 Lite (2017) loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat and Kirin 655 processor at EUR 239. Touted as a successor to Huawei P8, the new Lite variant features several improvements. According to industry analysts, the timing of the launch of Huawei P8 Lite is not good since the company is expected to launch P10 Lite within the next few days.

Huawei P8 Lite (2017) offers a 5.2-inch FHD display

On the specifications front, the Huawei P8 Lite (2017) features a 5.2-inch FHD display, Kirin 655 processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The phone will be loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat. Hence, you will be able to work with the latest version of the platform.

Huawei P8 Lite (2017) features a 12MP camera

Coming to optics, the Huawei P8 Lite (2017) is equipped with a 12MP rear camera sensor with LED flash and autofocus. Talking about the front-facing camera, the P8 Lite features an 8MP sensor. Powered by a 3000mAh battery, the handset provides support for fingerprint sensor on the rear. In addition to 4G LTE, the phone also provides support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC.

If you compare Huawei P8 Lite (2017) with the currently available P8 Lite, you will know that the new handset is capable in all departments. The Lite variant has got an enhanced display and processor, improved RAM and battery. Moreover, the handset also got a camera which is far better than the P8 Lite. If you compare P8 Lite with P9 Lite, then the upgrade is negligible. You will only notice a slightly improved processor.

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Based on the information available on GSMArena, the phone will launch as P9 Lite (2017) in Latin America. We wonder why so much confusion prevails over the naming system. We hope the company will provide an explanation.

Priced at EUR 239 (Rs. 17500), the Huawei P8 Lite (2017) will be available in Germany in Black color variant by the end of January. The newly launched handset will also be available in White and Gold color variants with a single SIM slot in the upcoming weeks.

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