While we didn’t get to see any new Huawei phones (we did get to see the next device in Huawei’s MediaPad lineup) at the Mobile World Congress 2018, the Huawei P20 Lite has shown up in a leaked brochure from Vodafone Spain. We’ve already seen some leaked photos and specifications of the device, but now we have them confirmed complete with the official cost (in Spain, at least) as well.
As you can see above, a full set of specifications are listed for the device. Firstly, the CPU appears to be the Kirin 659. It’s not listed by name but the clock rates match up. The device will also have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. It’s unknown if it will have expandable storage, but it’s likely given that Huawei tends to include hybrid SIM trays in their phones. The phone will have a 3000 mAh battery and launch with Android 8.0 Oreo, meaning Project Treble support is also present. The display is 5.84-inches with 2250 x 1080 resolution, an almost 19:9 aspect ratio with a notch at the top that houses the ambient light sensor, in-call speaker, and front-facing camera. The camera hardware also suggests it will take decent photos, with a dual camera setup at the back comprising of a 16MP camera in tandem with a 2MP camera. The front camera will be a single 16MP shooter. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and it will be available in two colors: black and blue.
The Huawei P20 Lite is said to retail at €370 but can be paid for monthly at €14.50 through Vodafone Spain. The device is looking to be just like a flagship with some cut corners, though it’s unknown if the corners that were cut are the right ones. For now, it’s shaping up to be a pretty stellar device. We don’t know when it will actually launch, but we learned last month that it would not be launching at the Mobile World Congress, much like the LG V30+‘α’.