Owing to the US trade ban, Huawei has been unable to certify new devices with Google mobile services. Hence, the Chinese manufacturer is looking for workarounds to bring newer devices to the market. One of the techniques it is applying is rebranding existing smartphones with some changes in specs. In March 2019, Huawei had launched the Huawei P30 Lite smartphone. Today, the Chinese firm has unleashed the Huawei P30 Lite New Edition that has arrived with some improved internals. Its major highlights include a waterdrop notch screen, 48-megapixel triple cameras and a larger internal storage of 256GB.
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition specifications and features
The Huawei P30 Lite New Edition has a 6.15-inch IPS LCD display with a dewdrop notch. The TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort certified screen produces full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,312 pixels. The phone promises a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. The rear of the device sports a 3D curved glass design. The handset measures 152.9 x 72.7 x 7.4mm and it weighs round 159 grams.
The Kirin octa-core processor is the driving force of the Huawei P30 Lite New Edition. The phone ships with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. There is a microSD card slot on the phone for expanding the storage. Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1 runs on the device. The handset is backed by a 3,340mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. A fingerprint reader is placed on the rear of the smartphone.
The display notch houses a 32-megapixel f/2.0 aperture selfie snapper. The rear of the phone sports a triple camera setup along with an LED flash. It includes a 48-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultrawide sensor and a 2-megapixel bokeh lens. The rear cameras offer features such as portrait mode, night screen mode, 3D panorama, HDR, time-lapse, 1080p video shooting with EIS. The front camera of the phone supports portrait mode, 3D panorama, AR lens, time-lapse and 1080p video recording. The usual connectivity features like dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB-C and 3.5mm audio jack.
The Huawei P30 Lite New Edition is basically the same P30 Lite that was unveiled last year. The older model had arrived with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, whereas the new model is equipped with higher RAM and storage.
Huawei P30 Lite price and availability
Breathing Crystal, Midnight Black, Pearl White, Peacock Blue are the four colour variants of the Huawei P30 Lite New Edition. The handset is priced at £299 (~Rs. 27,700) in the UK. Huawei may make it available in other markets in the future.