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Huawei Silently Launches P40 Lite

Looks to be a rebranded Nova 6 SE

The first smartphone in Huawei’s P40 family of devices has officially been announced in Europe, though to very little fanfare. Huawei Mobile Spain announced the phone recently, and while the name is new the device looks to be a rebranded Nova 6 SE that launched in China a few months ago.

While that’s well and good, it’ll be a little confusing for SEA customers as Huawei already launched the Nova 6 SE in Malaysia with a new name, dubbed the Nova 7I.

To recap, the P40 Lite has a quad-camera module on the back, led by a 48-megapixel camera. The high-res sensor is joined by an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter, 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The phone runs a 2.27GHz HiSilicon Kirin 810 octa-core processor and comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.

The display is relatively large, at around 6.4-inches and has a full HD+ resolution, and a punch-hole notch that contains a 16-megapixel front camera. The battery is 4200mAh, and the phone has 40W SuperCharge capability for quick top-ups.

It’s not clear what guise the Nova 6 SE will come to the Philippines (or if it’ll come to the Philippines at all) but one thing’s for sure: constantly rebranding a single device in multiple territories is confusing for consumers.

The P40 Lite is priced at  €299, or around Php 16.5K in our currency.

Huawei Nova 7i/ P40 Lite Specs 

  • 2.27GHz HiSilicon Kirin 810 octa-core processor
  • Mali-G52 MP6 GPU
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 6.4-inch Full HD+ LCD display; 1080 x 2310 resolution
  • 128GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB via microSD)
  • Quad rear cameras: 48-megapixel f/1.8 main camera; 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera; 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor; 2-megapixel macro camera; with OIS, EIS, PDAF, LED Flash
  • 16-megapixel f/2.0 front camera
  • 4G, LTE (Dual SIM, Hybrid Tray)
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Side-mounted Fingerprint scanner, Facial Recognition, USB-C, GPU Turbo 2.0
  • Android 10
  • 4200mAh Battery with 20W SuperCharge

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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