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Huawei P20 Lite: Release Date and Pricing
At the moment, we only know about the European price of Huawei P20 Lite, which, as already mentioned, is 27,000 rubles / 369 euros. Given that the Huawei government is suspicious of the US government, users in the US can only hope for the release of this smartphone.
Huawei P20 Lite: Design and build quality
Appearance can be deceiving
Looking at the P20 Lite, the first impression is the resemblance to the iPhone X. This is not necessarily bad, considering that it is a mid-range smartphone. P20 Lite does not refuse high quality glass and metal. The front panel is occupied by a 5.84-inch display with a 19: 9 FHD resolution, which is almost unlimited by the frames.
The slim body of the smartphone (71.2 x 148.6 x 7.4 mm) with rounded corners is definitely inspired by Apple, but at the same time, some solutions are typical for the Huawei and Honor phone families.
P20 Lite measures 71.2 x 148.6 x 7.4 mm.
On the back panel, in addition to the fingerprint scanner, there is another new feature of the Lite series: a dual camera that protrudes slightly from the case. With a USB Type-C port located on the bottom edge of the device for charging. The physical keys remain on the right side of the phone and are easily accessible.
Dual camera debuted in the series Lite
Notch and face recognition
As we already mentioned, Huawei uses a cutout on the screen, which was first introduced by Essential and gained popularity with the release of the iPhone X. This feature has been adopted by several flagships, and this year we expect to see a cutout on many high-quality phones. However, in this price range it is still rare, and many users will appreciate this solution. Of course, time will tell if applications will work properly.
In addition to the cutout, the device can be unlocked with a smile! In other words, using face recognition. To make this possible, the front camera with 16 megapixels enters the game: we will check the accuracy and unlock time as soon as we get the phone to the editor, but we expect the system to function like View 10.
The cutout on the screen appears in the middle range.
Introducing the dual camera
Until now, the Lite series has been limited to a single camera. Huawei decided to include two cameras with the P20 Lite, which are located vertically on the left, just like on the standard P20 or iPhone X. The camera protrudes slightly and includes two 16 2 megapixel sensors with f / 2.2 aperture, and the front camera is 16 megapixels.
Regarding the quality of photography, we will provide an exhaustive verdict on the camera in our full review. So far, the camera application looks great and offers a sea of modes to choose from, including Pro (available for both photos and), Night, Panorama, HDR and AR.
Camera in action!
At first glance, it seems that you have a high-end device, but looking at the technical specifications, the phone looks more like a Huawei P Smart than an iPhone X. The technical base is based on the Kirin 659, a chip that has already established itself with other devices, which we tested (e.g. Honor 9 Lite or P Smart).
Perhaps Huawei could offer a new chip, but with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory with microSD support, plus Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8.0, which will be available right out of the box, the Kirin 659 should not cause problems in everyday use. The phone is also equipped with a 3000 mAh battery, which has remained unchanged with the P10 Lite.
This mid-range device will not disappoint with its visual and technical features even high-end fans who are transitioning to the middle class. So far, they at least look great on paper. The smartphone is equipped with a processor that is not the best or the latest, but was reliable on other devices. It has a good amount of RAM and a stock of internal memory, which with the support of 4G Plus, Android Oreo and EMUI 8.0 should provide a smooth user experience. However, you should take the first impression with a pinch of salt, as the phone is waiting for an in-depth review, including performance tests.
There are other small but important features that many will find useful: support for Dual SIM, USB Type-C, a dual camera on the rear panel, unlocking the face and cutting out the screen. Not everyone is fundamental to everyday use, but it’s nice to have them on a device in this range.
For many users, the Huawei P20 Lite could be the iPhone X, which they cannot afford (with the release of the phone, of course). The pricing policy is not the cheapest and does not make it one of the most profitable smartphones at the moment, since there are other devices with similar characteristics on the market. But these smartphones are not like the iPhone X. At the moment, we are not sure about the availability of the P20 Lite in the market, but we will keep you posted as always.