The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 follows its predecessor the P8 Lite and is being released in the UK from the 1st of February.
The P8 Lite was first introduced in 2015. The company made an official announcement about the sale a few weeks ago.
The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 will be initially on sale at the retail stores of Vodafone and also on PAYG. It can be purchased at the cost of 185 pounds without contract. The device will also be available for purchasing with contract, priced at 16 pounds a month. However, you can also order the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 online. The online option is not available immediately and the time for online availability has also not been mentioned so far.
To get a quick view of the tech specifications of the Huawei P8 Lite 2017, it comes with a 5.2 inches, full HD, IPS display screen. It is a touch screen device with a resolution of 1080 pixels. It is supported by the Kirin 655 chipset and packs in a RAM of 3 GB, with an internal storage of 16 GB. This storage can be increased with the use of a microSD card. As for the camera specs, the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 comes with a rear camera having a resolution of 12 MP and an aperture of f/2.0. The selfie or video camera on the front has a resolution of 8 MP. The device comes with the Android Nougat, 7.0 version out of the box, overlaid with the new EMUI, 5.0, user interface from Huawei. The battery on the device is powered at 3000 mAh.
The color option currently available is black, but it seems that Huawei will be adding other options, probably in white and in gold in the coming weeks.
Huawei has surprised people with the name of the new device, by calling it the P8 Lite 2017. The moniker that the company has used is rather surprising. When sticking to a past name and adding the present year on it, it is better to go with the latest smartphone of the line. In this case, the logical name given to the device would be the P9 Lite (which was released in 2016), rather than the P8 Lite (released in 2015). The name given to the device is a little odd, but apart from this anomaly, the device seems to be an interesting one in the mid range of smartphones.
The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is already available in several other countries in Europe at the price of 240 pounds. However, there is no news regarding the release of the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 in the US. However, there are some reports circulating that the device will be available in some regions of Latin America. It is reported that there will be a change in the name of the device and it will be called as P9 Lite 2017 in these regions.