We have been hearing rumors of the Huawei P9 Lite since before the official launch of its siblings – P9 and P9 Plus. The smartphone was treated by benchmark tests and multiple leaked images. However, as of now, Huawei has officially announced the ‘Lite’ variant of its P9 series.
The specifications of the smartphone almost completely line-up with the listing by TENAA which surfaced yesterday. As expected, the upcoming handset got its ‘Lite’ moniker from the fact that it won’t be featuring the rear-facing dual-camera setup co-engineered by Leica and Huawei. For those who don’t about the Leica lens which were introduced with the P9 and P9 Plus, it is a combination of identical 12 megapixel dual camera setup. Both of Leica’s rear shooters come with 1.25-micron pixel size and a wide F/2.2 aperture. One of the two optics is used to capture colored pictures, while the other works in monochrome. This monochrome camera is used to snap pictures in black and white while sensing lighting conditions for enhanced and accurate results. Note that instead of the dual-camera setup, the Huawei P9 Lite will come standard with 13 megapixel rear shooter and an 8 megapixel selfie camera at the front.
Apparently the smartphone will sport a 5.2 inch 1080 x 1920 Full HD display. The handset will be powered by an octa-core Kirin 650 processor which will be accompanied by two different variants of RAM, 2GB and 3GB. In addition to that, a 16 GB internal storage capacity which supports expansion via microSD slot. Other features include a fingerprint scanner and a 3000 mAh battery. The smartphone will come standard in three different colour variants –White, Black and Gold. Moving on the software department, the Huawei P9 Lite will be running Huawei’s own, EMUI 4.1 UI baked into Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
As announced by Huawei, the Lite version will be available in Europe for €299. Please let us know if you are interested in the upcoming handset.
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