It has been some time since the Huawei P8 Lite first came to life, a period that dates back to April 2015. But due to the popularity of the phone, the Chinese tech giant is bringing a revised version of the same phone.
As expected, the revised Huawei P8 Lite 2017 has better specs than its 2015 counterpart, however, the phone will be cheaper than the current market value of its predecessor. Unfortunately, it appears that the P8 Lite 2017 will only be sold in Europe.
As usual with Huawei phones, expect an excellent design language that features 2.5D arc technology on top of a 5.2-inch LCD screen. This display panel has a Full HD resolution and promises to deliver the sharper displays. Under the hood, the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 packs a HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core SoC that is clocked at a speed of 2.1GHz and paired with a Mali-T830 MP2 graphics processing unit. There is a RAM of 3GB on board, paired with an internal storage of 16GB that can be expanded using a microSD card.
In terms of cameras, the 2017 variant of the P8 Lite has a 12MP shooter on the back that is supported by PDAF and f/2.2 aperture. On the opposite end is an 8MP snapper that has a larger aperture of f/2.0. The listed specs also reveal that this phone will ship with a 3000mAh battery unit that is charged via a microUSB port. You will also be able to make mobile payments with the phone thanks to the presence of an NFC chip. Like many other phones coming this year, you get Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box and the latest EMUI 5.0 skin.
Huawei will start selling the P8 Lite 2017 model as from February 1 and as noted earlier, it will only be available in Europe, with the first market being the UK. On the downside, only those using Vodafone will be able to use or buy this phone locally (UK). It will be priced at 185 pounds (about $232) without a contract and 16 pounds with a contract. At the moment, the original Huawei P8 Lite is valued at about $245, but as you know, the 2017 model is an upgraded version of the 2015 variant.