Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei launched its newest P-series; Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro handsets in Paris on March 26th. The two premium smartphones were said to be accompanied by a lite version; Huawei P30 Lite — but unfortunately was no where seen at the event.
The Huawei P30 Lite could be the feel for those the can’t afford the P30 premium handsets. To recall, the P30 is priced at EUR799 for the Huawei P30 6GB/128GB variant. The P30 Pro comes at EUR999 for 8GB/128GB model, EUR1,099 for 8GB/256GB model, and EURO1,249 for 8GB/512GB variant.
Huawei’s CEO of Consumer Business announced the phones go for sale effective immediately. They were listed for pre-orders along the Huawei P30 Lite that missed the Paris press conference. Presently, it’s available for PHP16,990 at Abenson and Shopee in the Philippines with shipment date set for April 4th. It comes in Midnight Black, Peacock Blue, and Pearl White color options.
In Canada, it’s listed at a starting price of CAD430 to CAD470, with shipping starting April 10th. The phone is being offered via four telecom operators – Freedom Mobile, Fido, Koodi, and Videotron.
Looking at the specifications, not much differs from the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro. For instance, the Huawei P30 Lite runs Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0.1 on top. It features a 6.15-inch full-HD+ IPS display along with a waterdrop-style notch design.
It is powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and Mali-G51 GPU backed on 3,340mAh battery. The on-board storage is 128GB which is expandable up-to 256GB with a microSD card.
Comes with a rear camera setup; 24MP+8MP+2MP while the front camera keeps the 32MP sensor.
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, MicroUSB, and 3.5mm earphone jack.