Huawei announces a new P40 Lite with the 5G Kirin 820, 64MP camera, and 40W charging
Huawei has just announced a new phone in its P40 series of smartphones: The Huawei P40 Lite 5G, an upgraded version of the Huawei P40 Lite that the company launched two months ago. The Huawei P40 Lite 5G brings along upgraded silicon, a better primary camera, and of course, 5G support.
The phone features a 6.5-inch LTPS LCD panel with HDR 10 support at Full HD+ (1080 x 2400) resolution. On the inside, the phone is powered by the new HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G octa-core chipset (compared to the Kirin 810 on the previous model) coupled with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. On the back, the phone features a quad camera setup comprised of a 64MP f/1.8 primary camera (compared to the 48MP camera on the previous model), an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a 16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter.
|Specification||Huawei P40 Lite 5G|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|SoC||HiSilicon Kirin 820|
|RAM and Storage|
|Battery & Charging|
|Front Camera||16MP f/2.0 selfie shooter|
|Android Version||EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10|
The Huawei P40 Lite 5G packs a 4,000 mAh battery which is a downgrade from the 4,200 mAh unit on the P40 Lite. But on the flip side, the phone does offer 40W fast charging which is capable of providing 70% of charge in 30 minutes, according to Huawei.
In terms of connectivity, the phone supports Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band WiFi, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, and 5G support. The phone comes running EMUI 10.1 based on Android 10 sans Google apps.
If that design and spec sheet looks familiar to you, then you’re not mistaken. The Huawei P40 Lite 5G is simply a rebranded version of the Huawei Nova 7 SE that launched in China last month.
The Huawei P40 Lite 5G comes in three colors: Space Silver, Crush Green, and Midnight Black. It’s available for pre-order right now and will go on sale across Europe starting May 29 for a price of €400 (~$430).