We heard at the Huawei P30 launch that there'd be a Lite version of the phone to add to the regular P30 and the P30 Pro, and now the company has announced it is imminent.
The P30 Lite offers a slimmed-down version of the P30's features, including an AI-enhanced treble camera (48MP main lens, 8MP ultra wide and 2MP bokeh lens), 6.15-inch FHD+ display with dewdrop notch, 4GB RAM, 128GB of storage, 3340mAh battery and 9V 2A Quick Charge.
The phone runs on the octa-core Kirin 710 chipset and includes some of the photography features from the main phone like AI image stabilisation, which allows for Super Night Mode photos without a tripod. However, other features have of course been left off to cut costs, like the P30 Pro's Time Of Flight camera and the under-screen fingerprint sensor, which has been replaced with a traditional rear-mounted fingerprint pad.
Walter Ji, President of Huawei's Consumer Business Group Western Europe, comments:
"Last year we launched an industry first triple lens camera on our flagship phones which included an ultra-wide angle lens. Today we launch this with the Huawei P30 lite giving people even more tools to explore creative possibilities.
This is our next step in providing consumers with the best possible smartphone camera experience and bring [sic] meaningful innovation to every person in the world."
No hyperbole there whatsoever.
The handset comes in Peacock Blue, Pearl White and Midnight Black, and will cost just £329 SIM-free from retailers and e-tailers including Carphone Warehouse, EE, Three, O2, Vodafone, John Lewis and Argos.
It'll be out on the 10th of May.