Huawei P30 series phones were officially launched in Kenya exactly one week ago, and immediately they went to preorders. Preorders are still on-going via several ecommerce platforms including Jumia Kenya, Kilimall and Masoko. One week after launch come created a lot of excitement and anticipation over the phone especially over the affordable version of the series, the Huawei P30 Lite. Since you are probably one of those who can’t wait to lay hands on the Huawei’s 2019 flagship series, let me help you calm your thirst a little bit by giving you some of the quick fun facts about the Huawei P30 Lite.
To start us off, Huawei P30 Lite was launched globally together with her big sisters Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro on March 26th 2019 in Paris, France, and from that launch, it was clear that the focus of Huawei P30 series is a new level experience with smartphone photography, just as has always been the focus of Huawei on her P series smartpohones. On this photography front, Huawei has once again introduced a game changing capability on the Huawei P series smartphones, where for the first time once can be able to zoom in 30x without losing details – okay some details will be lost but not as badly as your ordinary smartphones that are not equipped with telephoto lenses. The lens setup for Huawei P30 Lite includes the main 24 MP sensor served by an f/1.8 wide lens supported by an 8 MP sensor served by an ultra wide lens, and these two are given the zoom capability by the f/2.4 telephoto lens serving a 2 MP sensor. These three lens setup, augmented with Huawei’s AI technology for masterpiece photography.
On the physical dimensions, the Huawei P30 Lite is not so different from the Huawei P30 as both phones support 6.1 inches display, with the resolution of the P30 Lite being 1080 x 2312 pixels for 415ppi compared to P30’s 80 x 2340 pixels for a 422 ppi. The remarkable difference between the two phones is that the display of P30 is made up of OLED capacitive screen whereas the P30 Lite has the low cost IPS LCD capacitive screen. For your day to day use however you will hardly notice the difference between the two displays – actually you won’t. For me the important part of a display is that it should be at least full HD (1080p), and that it is well protected, with a glass quality that can’t scratch easily as I don’t do those added protections that people buy for Shs. 500 or less.
Another quick fact about the Huawei P30 Lite is that the device, alongside the others, will be available for direct purchase as from April 27th, just ten days from today. As the preorders are ongoing for a paltry Kshs 29,999 for the P30 Lite, I would strongly recommend that you play your preorder right now so that you be among the first to enjoy the beauty of the new phone when it becomes available across the retail shops in the country. The pricing at the retail shops are likely to be higher by up to 3K as the retailers must put up a markup for their labour and rent. The other reason why you need to put up a preorder is so that you can enjoy the benefits of the free gift hamper that is being offered for those who buy the phone through a preorder. The gift hamper is a Bluetooth speaker. For those of you who are after the highly priced Huawei P30 or even the bigger sister Huawei P30 Pro, also added in the gift hamper is the Huawei Band 3e, a smartwatch that works perfectly with the Huawei smartphones.
Check out the article Huawei P30 Lite, P30, and P30 Pro Launches in Kenya to rewrite the rules of photography for more fun facts about Huawei P30 Lite and specifically the technical specifications of the device. We are currently using our test version and in two weeks or so we’ll give you a more comprehensive review of the phone.