Huawei Launches the Budget P40 Lite E in Europe

The Huawei P40 series, or at least the flagship phones in it, are still a few weeks away from launch. This is because the Chinese tech giant has already released the mid-range P40 Lite and has now announced an even cheaper model for the series, the P40 Lite E.

Similar to the P40 Lite, the P40 Lite E is also a rebranded version of a different model, particularly the Y7p that was unveiled in Thailand a month ago. It is now being launched in Europe under the P40 Lite E moniker with the same budget specifications we saw on the Y7p.

Design and Display

Huawei P40 Lite E launches in Europe, a rebadged Y7p for €160 or so

The P40 Lite E has a 6.39-inch HD+ LCD with thin bezels all-around but a significant chin, similar to the Redmi Note 7 and numerous others. It has a punch-hole cutout in the top left corner of the screen for the front-facing camera.

The back features a triple camera setup in vertical alignment and a physical fingerprint sensor placed in the center.

Internals and Storage

The phone features the Kirin 710F chipset, which is an ARM-based mid-range Octa-core SoC with the Mali G51 as its GPU. It is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The storage is expandable by up to 512GB via the microSD card slot.

Cameras

The main camera is a 48MP shooter that comes alongside an 8MP wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. These cameras are equipped with AI-powered image stabilization to reduce camera shake in videos.

The front camera inside the punch-hole cutout is an 8MP shooter that can capture wide-angle photos and 1080p videos.

Battery and Pricing

The 4,000 mAh battery should be more than enough to keep the phone going for 2 days on a single charge. Unfortunately, there is no fast charging support so it takes up to 2 hours to charge from 0 to 100%.

The Huawei P40 Lite E is currently available for $182 which is a pretty good deal considering you also get a free Huawei Band 4 with it.

Huawei P40 Lite E Specifications

  • Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710F
  • CPU: 1.7GHz Octa-Core
  • GPU: Mali G51
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) (AOSP + HMS), EMUI 9.1
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.39″ IPS LCD with 720 x 1560 pixels resolution; 269 ppi,
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Triple): 48 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
      8 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
      2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
    • Front: 8 MP, f/2.0
  • Colors: Aurora Blue, Black
  • Fingerprint sensor: rear-mounted
  • Battery: 4,000 mAh
  • Price: $182


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