Following the launch of the Huawei Nova 3E in China a few hours back, Huawei has today silently announced the Huawei P20 Lite for the European markets. It is worthy to note that the newly launched Huawei P20 lite is the same as the Nova 3E that debuted in China a few hours back, save for a slight variation in color options and a change in moniker.
While the Nova 3E is available in Huawei home country in Klein Blue, Midnight Black, Platinum Gold and Sakura Pink, those in Europe would get the Huawei P20 Lite in all Klein Blue, Sakura Pink, and Midnight Black, but won’t be getting the Huawei P20 lite in Platinum Gold.
The device will be available to buy at the end of the month from retail shops across Europe at 369 euros (~$452), which is far beyond the equivalent of what those in China would be doling out for the 128GB storage option.
Like we said, specs and designs are the same with the Nova 3E in China, and that includes a 5.84-inch full-HD+ display with 2.5D curved glass, 19:9 aspect ratio, the Apple iPhone X type notch, a dual rear camera and of course a rear fingerprint sensor. The device is powered by the Kirin 659 chipset coupled with 4GB RAMand 64GB of native storage, expandable up to 256GB using microSD card slot. Unlike the Nova 3Ewhich is available in China in two storage variants, it appears Europe will be restricted to just 64GB option.
For optics, the Huawei P20 Lite gets a dual rear camera setup – a 16MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture paired with a 2MP secondary shooter, while a 24MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and facial recognition sits within the display notch.
The device boots EMUI 8.0 UI based on Android 8.0 Oreo, while a 3,000mAh battery with fast 9V/2A charging.