Huawei Mate 20 Lite will cost R8999 in South Africa

huawei mate 20 lite

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is heading to South Africa, the company officially announced on Friday.

The phone — the smallest member of the Mate 20 line — was launched last month at IFA 2018.

It largely adopts the aesthetics of current Huawei devices, featuring a notch and the central rear camera array similar to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. But it’s not exactly small though. Keeping with the trend of larger screens, the Mate 20 Lite has a 6.3 inch screen with 2340×1080 resolution.

Headlining the features is the phone’s 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera, alongside a 2MP depth sensor. The rear camera also features two lenses and two sensors: a 20MP f/2.0 primary snapper with phase detection auto focus, and a 2MP depth sensor.

Internally, Huawei employs the eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Traditional device creature comforts are also included: a rear mounted fingerprint reader, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-C data and charging port, and NFC.

Powering the package is a 3750mAh battery, and the phone will run Huawei’s EMUI 8.2 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.

The phone will be priced at R8999 and will be available from 5 October.

Feature image: Huawei

Andy Walker, former editor


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