Huawei launched the P30 series back in April and the P30 lite was their ‘budget’ option in that lineup. It had pretty good specs for a phone below Kshs 30,000 but it has faced competition from its sibling (Y9 Prime 2019) and Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7.
Well, Huawei has a revised version of the P30 lite and they are calling it the P30 Lite New Edition. So what is new with this phone? Well, it has some key tweaks.
First, it has a brand new main camera. The older P30 lite had a 24MP f/1.8 main camera while the New Edition has a 48MP f/1.8 camera. This is the same camera sensor we have seen with several phones, ranging from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 to the OnePlus 7T. The new phone still retains the same 8MP ultra wide angle camera and 2MP depth sensor camera from the older phone.
The selfie camera got a slight downgrade. The older P30 lite had a 32MP selfie camera while the new edition has a 24MP selfie camera.
The other major change is in the amount of RAM offered. The New edition packs 6GB of RAM, which is up from the 4GB of RAM the older phone had. It still sports the same 128GB of internal storage and the same 3340mAh battery that we saw in the ‘old’ P30 lite.
Everything else still remains the same as the older P30 lite. The New Edition P30 Lite still runs on EMUI 9.0, uses the Kirin 710 processor, has a USB-Type C port, same 6.15 inch FHD+ display and NFC support.
According to Huawei, this phone will be retailing at Kshs 28,499 in retail stores across the country and also at Jumia. This places it at a more premium spot compared to the Y9 Prime 2019.