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Huawei releases new budget smartphone to the American market.

Great news for my tech-savvy readers on a budget, Chinese handset make Huawei has launched a new affordable ‘unlocked’ smartphone called the Huawei P8 Lite. The new handset was formally unveiled by Huawei at a press event held in NY on Tuesday. It’s the third handset which the company has launched in the North American market.

The Huawei P8 Lite is priced at $250 contract-free; and is now available online via GetHuawei and Amazon. In addition, the handset – which is available in black or white colours –  is also being sold by retailers like B&H, Target, and Fry’s Electronics; with Best Buy hosting plans to carry the device soon.

The newly-launched Huawei P8 Lite handset boasts an attractive, ultra-slim 7.6mm unibody, a narrow 2.75 mm bezel design, and brushed metal back cover and sides. The handset features a 5-inch, 720p Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display; and is powered by a 1.5 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor.

The P8 Lite comes with dual-SIM support; and runs Android OS 4.4 ‘KitKat’ out of the box.

Some of the other noteworthy specifications of the P8 Lite handset include 2GB of RAM; a 13-megapixel rear camera; a 5-megapixel front camera; a non-removable 2,200 mAh battery; and 16GB inbuilt storage capacity, with 32GB microSD support. The connectivity options on the handset include 4G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

I for one see great things coming from the China-based manufacturer, and with the spec looking the way they do, it’s definitely a phone for someone who can’t spend the money for something top of the line, or for a small business owner who needs a 2nd phone for personal-only matters.

I’m really looking forward to getting my hands one of these to play around with.

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Nick Thornton
Nick Thornton is a talented freelance writer based in Ottawa. He writes for several blogs and news sources. He has lot's of hobbies, such as reading, writing, exploring various coffee shops and bars across Ottawa, and enjoying live music. His writing is always easy & fun read as he delivers hard hitting news, and only the truth. Contact Nick: nick.thornton@youthindependent.com