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Is This the New Huawei Honor 8 Lite?

With less than a month to go before the 2017 Mobile World Congress trade show begins, we can expect the rumours and leaks to pick up speed on the internet from now on. The latest such report claims to have images showing what the unannounced Honor 8 Lite from Huawei will look like.

The report comes from noted gadget leaker Roland Quandt of WinFuture.de. These images show the phone placed inside both clear and plastic cases, so we are not getting quite the pure look at the phone that we would normally get. He added in Twitter posts that the Honor 8 Lite could launch in early March, after a possible reveal at MWC 2017. The phone is also supposed to come in Blue, Black, Gold, and White colours.

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The images indicate that the phone will have a microUSB port on the bottom, rather than the USB Type-C port that we have been seeing on many recently launched Android phones. They also hint strongly that it will have a single rear camera, rather than the dual camera set up that’s available on the Honor 8, and maybe a rear fingerprint reader as well. The price for the Honor 8 Lite is expected to be €280, or about $300.

Huawei has already confirmed its plans to hold a press conference in Barcelona on February 26, the day before MWC 2017 officially begins. The announcement added that it will feature “the global unveiling of a new flagship device” at that event, but we would expect that the Honor 8 Lite is not what Huawei was referring to.

It’s possible that “flagship device” could in fact be a successor to the highly successful Huawei P9 smartphone. The company could reveal a new Android tablet, the MediaPad T3, at its MWC 2017 press event as well. Stay tuned as we will be there at that event to give you the info on what Huawei will announce at the show, along with all the other big reveals from MWC 2017.

Review Central will cover the Huawei launch event in Barcelona. Stay tuned for more info!

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