As Huawei prepares for their big press conference at Mobile World Congress, it appears that they are also getting all of their upcoming hardware approved by the FCC. Today, a smartphone from Huawei with the model number WAS-LX1A has passed through the FCC, and this model number has been connected to other Huawei P10 Lite leaks before, including the device hitting Geekbench last month. The FCC listing doesn't actually tell us a whole lot about the device, just the model number which is enough for us to know what the device is. The FCC has not posted any pictures of the device just yet.
The specs for the Huawei P10 Lite is actually pretty sparse right now. According to the Geekbench listing, we know that it is running the Kirin 655 which is the same octa-core processor that is powering the Honor 6X that the company announced last month in Las Vegas at CES 2017. And that it has 4GB of RAM. It is also running Android 7.0 Nougat, and that's about it. So this looks like it could be similar to the specs of the Honor 6X, of course with a bit more RAM, but based on its name, it should be slightly lower-end than the P10. Both devices are slated to sport full HD displays - which isn't surprising given the fact that Huawei has been adamant about keeping a 1080p panel because a QHD panel isn't needed on a smartphone and just affects battery life.
Huawei will be holding their own press conference on Sunday in Barcelona, just before Mobile World Congress officially kicks off. They are expected to announce a few new smartphones in the Huawei P10, P10 Lite and P10 Plus, but also announce the new Huawei Watch 2. Of course, the company could have some other goodies up their sleeves for us, we'll just have to wait and see what they have planned. But they are definitely taking Mobile World Congress seriously this year, after Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy S8 won't be showing up at the show. Which is something that every manufacturer took and ran with. We're seeing loads of great devices in Barcelona that normally wouldn't be shown off there.