Huawei P10 Lite Won’t Officially Be Entering the US

March 20, 2017 - Written By Mihai Matei

Following the official Huawei P10 Lite announcement in Malaysia, the smartphone in question began showing up for pre-order in certain regions including the UK, where Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, and EE are gearing up for the smartphone’s launch in the country on the last day of March. Sadly, according to a recent report by AndroidPit citing Huawei, at the moment the company has no plans on bringing the smartphone into the United States. On the bright side, the smartphone will continue to reach other markets before the end of March, so here’s a quick rundown on what eligible prospective buyers can expect in regions where they will be able to make a purchase.

The Huawei P10 Lite is, simply put, the “Lite” version of the Huawei P10. It retains some of its sibling’s premium features but does so in a way that aims to bring its retail price down a notch. The Huawei P10 Lite has a shiny glass back panel complete with a fingerprint recognition sensor, and the smartphone will be available in a variety of glossy colors including Midnight Black, Pearl White, Sapphire Blue, and Platinum Gold. Spec-wise the Huawei P10 Lite features a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a pixel density of around 424 pixels per inch. Under the hood beats the heart of an in-house HiSilicon Kirin 658 System-on-Chip, featuring a total of eight CPU cores and a Mali-T830MP2 (dual-core) graphics chip. The smartphone also accommodates 4 GB of RAM which should be plenty for today’s multitasking needs, as well as 32 GB of internal memory expandable via microSD by up to an additional 256 GB. Photography enthusiasts will have at their disposal a 12-megapixel main camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a two-tone dual-LED flash, as well as an 8-megapixel sensor on the front panel, boasting 1080p video recording capabilities and autofocus. Lastly, the Huawei P10 Lite is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery and runs EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat.

Although the Huawei P10 Lite will sadly skip the US market officially, it’s likely that certain retail channels could pick it up or at least provide ways to import the device Stateside. Whether or not it’s worth the hassle is another matter worth considering by every prospective customer. Officially, the Huawei P10 Lite will launch on March 31 in a handful of regions including the UK, for the price equivalent of $375.