Huawei P40 Lite is here with a hole-punch display, 48MP quad cameras

The standard Huawei P40 and P40 Pro models will be unveiled next month.

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What you need to know

  • Huawei launched the very first P40 series phone in Europe today.
  • The “new” P40 Lite is a rebranded version of the Nova 6 SE that made its debut in China in December last year.
  • It comes with a 6.4-inch hole-punch display, Kirin 810 chipset, and a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor.

Earlier this week, Huawei announced that its flagship P40 and P40 Pro smartphones will be unveiled at an event in Paris, France on March 26. Ahead of the debut of the company’s next-gen flagships, the Chinese company today launched the P40 Lite in Europe.

The Huawei P40 Lite isn’t actually an all-new smartphone. It is merely a rebranded variant of the Nova 6 SE that the company had launched in China in December last year. It comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ IPS display featuring a hole-punch cutout in the top left corner, housing a 16MP selfie camera. Under the hood runs a 7nm Kirin 810 chipset, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

Huawei P40 Lite sports a square-shaped quad-camera module at the rear, with a 48MP main sensor. The quad-camera array also includes an 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro camera. Keeping the lights on is a relatively large 4,200mAh cell with 40W SuperCharge technology. On the software front, Huawei P40 Lite runs Android 10-based EMUI 10 with Huawei Mobile Services.

The P40 Lite has been priced at €299 ($327) in Spain, where it will be available for pre-order starting March 2 through Huawei’s online store in Crush Green, Midnight Black, and Sakura Pink colors. Those who pre-order the phone will receive a free pair of the company’s FreeBuds 3. While the P40 Lite has only been launched in Spain so far, we expect it to make its way to a few other markets across Europe in the coming weeks.

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