Huawei rounds-out the P8 family with P8max and P8 Lite

The Huawei P8 isn’t the only new Android the company is showing off today at its London event, and in addition to the flagship itself we also saw the launch of a couple related models, the P8max and P8 Lite. While the P8 Max scales things up to phablet sizes while keeping close to the same sort of flagship-level specs, the P8 Lite is much closer in size to the P8 itself, but sacrifices a few hardware components to emerge as more of a mid-ranger.

In contrast to the 5.2-inch P8, the P8max pushes its screen size all the way up to 6.8 inches, while keeping its 1080p resolution. Huawei points out how this grants the phone a quite high screen-to-face ratio, with the display filling 83 percent of the handset’s front panel. Battery capacity grows to 4360mAh while still managing to keep the phone’s body very thin – just 6.8mm. The P8’s 13MP OIS-assisted main camera is back, though front-facer resolution drops to 5MP. Sales of the P8max will get underway for just about 550 EUR for the 16GB edition, with a 64GB premium version of the handset demanding an extra 100 EUR.

As for the P8 Lite (above), we’ve heard a lot less, but we do have a few specs to refer to. The phone should get a 5-inch 720p display, move down to a 1.2GHz Kirin 620 SoC, have 2GB of RAM, and offer a single 16GB storage option (though with microSD expandability). It’s got a 13MP/5MP camera setup, a 2200mAh battery, and a still-thin-but-not-boundary-pushing 7.77mm-thick body. We’re still waiting on pricing details.

Update: The P8 Lite’s status at the moment is a bit uncertain. Huawei prepared launch materials for the phone, but hasn’t made a public announcement.

Source: Huawei, phoneArena

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