Smartphone OEMs these days usually make it a point to launch a budget version of their premium flagship devices. It helps them establish a strong presence in the mid-range segment and also to cater to a wider set of audiences.
Huawei recently launched the P8 flagship device and has now launched a slightly toned down version of the same. Dubbed as the Huawei P8 Lite, the smartphone has been launched in Germany and will witness a global roll-out in a phased manner.
The P8 Lite looks quite similar to the P8 and Huawei has tried to carry over the design as well as build quality of the flagship to the mid-ranger. However, it comes with a 5-inch HD display and gets the option of Snapdragon 615/Kirin HiSilicon 620 being present depending upon the variant. It shares quite a lot of its specifications with the recently launched Honor 4C, but it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop instead and has a slightly premium touch to it.
The P8 Lite will be available in Black, White and Gold colour options, for an approximate price of 249 Euros (roughly Rs 17,700). It will go on sale in mid-May in Germany, after which, we can expect the global roll-out of the device.
Huawei P8 Lite specifications
- 5-inch IPS LCD display, with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
- Android 4.4 KitKat with Huawei's Emotion 3.0 UI on top, 2GB RAM
- HiSilicon Kirin 620 SoC, 1.2GHz octa-core CPU/Octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera
- 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
- 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS, and NFC
- 2,200 mAh battery