Although it wasn't actually mentioned during Huawei's grand event which showcased the P8 and P8max, the P8 Lite is a real smartphone. We recently told you it went up for pre-order in Germany, and now we find it's already available for purchase in Hungary.
So it looks like the Huawei P8 Lite actually launched without an announcement. If you're in Hungary, Media Markt's local arm will gladly sell you one for HUF 79,999, which at the current exchange rates means €261 or $297.
For this amount you obviously get a SIM-free and unlocked device. Now that the P8 Lite went on sale in one EU country, we expect it to pop up in others very soon.
The phone sports a 5-inch 720p touchscreen, a 13 MP main camera, a 5 MP selfie snapper, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 2,200 mAh battery. At the helm we find Huawei's own Kirin 620 chipset boasting a 1.2 GHz octa-core processor.
The P8 Lite runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it only seems to be available in black, at least for now.
Thanks for the tip, Levente Toth!
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