10 July 2018
While the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are just around the corner, their sibling, the Huawei P20 Lite has gone official in China. Well, it isn’t exactly called the Huawei P20 Lite as the company has rebranded the device as the Huawei Nova 3e. This device was revealed to be the Huawei P20 Lite through a poster which was released by the company not too long back. The Huawei Nova 3e was released in China today, confirming many of the specifications of the Huawei P20 Lite which we saw surface in the form of leaks and renders.
The Huawei Nova 3e sports a 5.8-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080p. The device has a dual-glass design with a strong metal frame which makes the smartphone quite durable. Coming to the innards of the smartphone, the Huawei Nova 3e, better known as the Huawei P20 Lite is equipped with the Kirin 659 SoC, which is an octa-core A53 CPU coupled with the Mali-T830 MP3. To top it off, the smartphone has 4GB of RAM.
One of the most raved about features of the device is probably the dual-rear facing camera of 16MP+2MP setup along with its 24MP front-facing shooter which is equipped with a (Sony IMX576) behind f/2.0 lens. As expected, the fingerprint sensor is placed at the back of the device and the smartphone, unlike a few smartphones, has a 3.5mm jack. The Nova 3e has a 3,000mAh battery and even allows for fast charging.
Pre-orders in China for the Nova 3e begin today itself and the smartphone will start shipping a week from now, on the 27th of March. The device will be available in four colour variants, including Black, Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold. The smartphone is available in two storage variants, 64GB and 128GB and is priced at CNY 1,999 ($316) and CNY 2,199 ($348) respectively.