Well, this is weird. Even weirder than last week’s full Huawei P9 Lite exposé, which was probably not authorized by the manufacturer, since the mid-ranger skipped the P9 and P9 Plus announcement event.
Technically therefore, the single 13MP rear camera-sporting 5.2-incher is not official yet, which didn’t stop a Romanian retailer from… kicking off online sales. Of course, we highly doubt Cel is in possession of actual stock already, but we wouldn’t be shocked if at least the Eastern European e-merchant’s price proves legit.
Dubbed Huawei “Venus” P9 Lite for some reason, and listed in three colors (black, gold and white), with dual SIM and 4G LTE connectivity, the Android Marshmallow-running phone should apparently cost the rough equivalent of $305.
A little on the steep side? Perhaps, but this is the old continent we’re talking about, where VAT and various other taxes come into play, so it’s still possible the Huawei P9 Lite will be priced at around $250 when (if?) it lands stateside.
That was the P8 Lite’s introductory tag as well, and everything from screen resolution to processing power, selfie cam performance and battery capacity is upgraded, not to mention fingerprint recognition is also added to the robust list of capabilities. All in all, if you can order it, even at $300+, the P9 Lite feels like a smart purchase for folks who don’t want or can’t afford the higher-end variants.