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Huawei P10 Lite

Huawei P8 Lite 2017, P10 Lite, more to hit SA

We already know that the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are coming to South Africa on Friday. But the Chinese company also confirmed that two budget devices would be released at the same time.

The company’s Zhao Likun told press that the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 would be making its way to South Africa alongside the P10 and P10 Plus.

Prefer the P10 Lite to the new P8 Lite? Then you’re in luck, as the representative added that the P10 Lite would be coming to the country as well.

Zhao didn’t reveal a prepaid price for either handset, but said that the P8 Lite 2017 edition would cost R199 a month on contract, while the P10 Lite would have a monthly contract price of R299 a month.

The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 and P10 Lite are coming to South Africa as well

As for specs, the P8 Lite 2017 packs a Kirin 655 chip, 16GB of expandable storage, 3GB of RAM and a 5.2-inch full HD screen. Other notable specs include a 12MP f/2.0 main camera, 8MP selfie shooter, 3000mAh battery and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The P10 Lite packs a Kirin 658 chip (being almost identical to the 655), 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 5.2-inch full HD screen. The phone also packs a 12MP f/2.2 main shooter, 8MP selfie camera, 3000mAh battery and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Looking for more gadget goodness? Well, Zhao also confirmed that the Huawei Watch 2 would be coming to South Africa next month. Pricing details weren’t revealed, but it’s understood that the cellular-enabled watch will be sold on contract.

This article has been published in partnership with Huawei – read the details here.

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  • Ndala A. Mahlatse

    Being waiting for P8 lite 2017. Now I can sell my P8 lite 2016 to get the 2017 model…I excited about the fingerprint scanner and the 0.2 inches on screen upgrade.

  • SonOfSA

    Hi Ndala, Sorry to worry you this late, but whats the difference between the P8 lite and the P8? I’m due for up-grade and cant figure out whats the best rout to go. Any info would be appreciated.