The Huawei P40 Lite E is now available

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Huawei has added a new member to the P40 series, the P40 Lite E.

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This year, Huawei has introduced two new members in the regular P series, with the addition of the P40 Pro+ and the P40 Lite E. This device is not new, as it was first announced at the beginning of March of this year, in Eastern Europe. The specifications of this model are quite outdated, with the device being powered by the Kirin 710F, a variant of the Kirin 710, first seen in Europe in the summer of 2018. Under other circumstances, this device could have been named “P Smart 2020”, since we haven’t seen a new member of the P Smart family in a while. After all, the manufacturer spent most of 2019 rebranding devices that had access to Google’s Mobile Services and the Play Store, in a bid to ship as many smartphones as possible before the inevitable, with this rebranding making the Kirin 710 and Kirin 710F so overused most of us don’t want to hear about it ever again.

Now, coming back to this new P40 Lite E, the device has a 6.39” LCD display, similar to the regular P40 Lite, with a rather low resolution of 1560*720 pixels. Under the hood, we find the Kirin 710F, together with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded with regular microSD cards, up to 512GB. The manufacturer boasts of an impressive battery life, thanks to the 4000mAh battery, although this is mostly due to the aged Kirin 710F and the 720p display. Charging-wise, this one is limited to 10W, with a micro-USB port. For the last few specs, we have Bluetooth 5.0, a headphone jack, a fingerprint reader on the back and EMUI9.1. For the colours, only two are available, Midnight Black and Aurora Blue, with the backcovers having a very nice effect on them:

Lastly, for the cameras, we find an 8MP punch-hole front camera, and a triple camera set-up on the back, composed of a main 48MP camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth camera. Of course, thanks to the Kirin 710F, the cameras have access to Huawei’s AI tweaks, just as other Kirin 710/710F devices. If anything, this rather impressive 48MP camera is the only redeeming feature of this phone, sold for 199€ in Spain and other markets. And, of course, just in case it wasn’t clear enough, the P40 Lite E does not have access to Google Mobile Services or the Google Play Store, and instead comes with Huawei Mobile Services and the Huawei AppGallery.

The specifications of the P40 Lite E are as following:

  • Kirin 710F
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of internal storage, expandable with microSD cards up to 512GB
  • 6.39” HD+ TFT LCD (IPS) display, with 1560×720 pixels resolution, punch-hole front camera
  • 159.81×76.13×8.13 mm, 176 grams
  • Fingerprint reader on the back
  • Punch-hole front camera, 8MP, f/2.0
  • Triple camera set-up on the back:
    • 48MP, f/1.8, main camera
    • 8MP, f/2.4, ultra-wide-angle camera
    • 2MP, f/2.4, depth camera
  • 4 000mAh battery, micro-USB charging port, 10W [5V 2A] wired charging
  • EMUI9.1/Android 9
  • 4G, dual-SIM, WLAN 802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/AGPS/Glonass/BeiDou/Galileo, ambient light sensor, compass, gravity sensor
  • Headphone jack
  • No NFC support
  • Available in 2 colours: Midnight Black and Aurora Blue
  • The price is as follows:
    • 4GB+64GB for 199€

In Spain, the P40 Lite E can be bought either through Amazon for 199€, or through Huawei’s online store with 20€ of discount, dropping the price to 179€, on top of the free shipping. Of course, the manufacturer clearly informs users this device comes with HMS, with a big disclaimer box they have to acknowledge:

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