The Huawei P10 Lite is finally official, three weeks after pre-orders started


We have been expecting this one for a while: today, Huawei has made the P10 Lite, the third and final sibling in the P10 line, official. This comes more than three weeks after we first heard of the device's existence from a Dutch retailer's pre-order page, which was soon followed by other European retailers.

Despite its insistence on neglecting the device, however, today Huawei has officially acknowledged its existence by announcing its availability in the UK. Pre-orders in the UK have also started as of today, though, just like its bigger siblings, no details have been gives as to a stateside release. The P10 Lite will be released on March 31 and will cost £299 (about $370). The phone is available for pre-order from Carphone Warehouse, EE, and Vodafone, and will be available in black and gold colors.

The device itself is a mid-ranger stuffed in the body of a flagship, though it does feature some changes. The most prominent new, or rather old, feature is the rear-panel fingerprint scanner, which looks just like the Huawei P9's. Inside, the phone is powered by Huawei's own Kirin 658 chipset with 4 GB of memory. The rear camera, unlike the P10 and P10 Plus, is a classic single-sensor one, and shoots at 12 MP, while the front-facing one has an 8 MP sensor.

The display is a 5.2-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS panel, and also features Huawei's interestingly named Knuckle Sense Technology, which differentiates between finger and knuckle taps, enabling for a variety of convenient shortcuts. The phone also runs on the latest EMUI 5.1, which has a number of performance features built into the system. Lastly, the battery is rated at 3,000 mAh, and can make use of Huawei's own fast charging technology.

As of writing, only the EE pre-order page has gone live, and the phone is still nowhere to be found on Huawei's website.

source: Huawei

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