The Huawei P8 Lite smartphone has just been announced for the U.S. markets carrying a price tag of $249. Speaking more about the reasoning behind the pricing, the company’s President of the American wing said – “End users should not pay for the company’s advertisement. Should not pay for the company’s sponsorship. Customers should pay for exactly what they are getting- the product.”
The P8 Lite comes with a 5 inch 720p display, an octa core Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (expandable), 13-megapixel camera on the back, a 5-megapixel front camera, dual SIM support, Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Emotion UI and a 2,200 mAh battery. The smartphone clearly isn’t a monster as far as the hardware specs sheet is concerned and the pricing is indicative of that.
In terms of support, the handset will come with 2 years of warranty, live chat, customer service support and a localized repairing facility in the U.S. with free shipping.
However, considering that the American market already has smartphones from Blu that offer the same or better hardware for pretty much the same cost, we think the Huawei P8 Lite is priced slightly higher than it should be.