Huawei P8 lite (2017) introduced with Kirin 655 chipset, Android 7.0 Nougat


The P8 lite (2017) is Huawei newest mid-range smartphone, which is not to be confused with the first P8 lite that was launched back in 2015. The handset wasn't introduced at a dedicated event, but it looks like it will be available for purchase by the end of January.

The smartphone will first be released in Europe for €239, but the Huawei P8 lite (2017) will slowly make its way to other markets in the coming months, including Latin America where it will probably be launched as P9 lite (2017).

Specs-wise, the P8 lite (2017) is a pretty solid choice for those looking for a mid-range smartphone. It ships with Android 7.0 Nougat operating system on board, but it doesn't include a dual-camera setup, which Huawei is only saving for its high-end devices.

Instead, the mid-range handset features a single lens 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. A LED flash is available too, along with a fingerprint sensor both positioned on the back side. The 8-megapixel secondary camera in the front is likely to take state-of-the-art selfie pictures.

When it comes to hardware, Huawei packed its own Kirin 655 chipset inside (the same as Honor 6X) featuring eight cores and a Mali-T830 MP2 graphics processing unit. The octa-core processor is paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal memory.

It's also worth noting that the P8 lite (2017) sports a 5.2-inch IPS display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution, and it's powered by a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery.

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P8 lite (2017)
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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6 Comments

1. yalokiy

Posts: 923; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

About the same what HTC U Play has to offer, at about half the price! Bravo huawei!

2. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

This is another winner from Huawei.

3. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

At least they realised that 2000mah battery is not enough as was in first p8 lite.

4. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

Obviously, Huawei release tons of smartphones a year, so right now they probably run out of name for their devices. LOL

5. KingSam

Posts: 1403; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

P8 lite 2017? There's already a p9 lite.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But the P9 lite isn't the one in this article... No problem in releasing similar, yet different models.

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