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Huawei has recently come up with their latest flagship Mate 10 in three variants – Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design. With the latest addition of Mate 10 Lite to their line-up, Mate 10 variants have now become four. We are right to say the latest device as the mini or budget friendly version of the bulky Mate 10.

Features

The new Mate 10 Lite would become a decent choice for those who dare to use high end specs while not paying off too much. The Mate 10 Lite comes with the similar 2:1 display like the Mate 10 Pro surrounded by a metallic chassis. On the back we find the fingerprint scanner and the flash curiously located on the antenna line above the cameras, seems an odd design choice by Huawei.

The display features a large 5.9″ IPS LCD panel with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution allowing wider angle of view due to its 18:9 aspect ratio. This is in line with the large “bezel-less” screen trend these days.

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Under the hood, we get the mid-range octa-core Kirin 659 processor from Huawei paired with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of expandable internal storage. The microUSB connectivity feature offers the same speed as the USB-C counterpart. The software running is Android Nougat rather than Oreo, though, an update might suffice for that.

Camera setup is the real point of interest; dual-sensors both on the front and back. The rear one features a 16 MP + 2 MP setup, with the latter being a monochrome sensor accompanied with an LED flash and PDAF. Whereas, the front one features a 13 MP + 2 MP setup with a bunch of features such as background blur to make it worth your while.

Price and Availability

Huawei Mate 10 Lite will be available at retail stores in the first week of November in Europe. It will cost €400 (~PKR 50,000) and will come in gold, graphite black and aurora blue colours. Keep visiting these pages to know availability of handy version of Mate 10 in your country or region.

Specifications

OS Android 7.0 Nougat, with Emotion UI
Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
Dual-SIM Yes, Hybrid
CPU 4 x 2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T830 MP2
Chipset Huawei Kirin 659
Display 5.9″ IPS LCD with 18:9 FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution
RAM 4 GB
Internal Storage 64 GB
Card slot yes, via hybrid microSD slot
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS, microUSB
Primary Camera Dual 16 MP + 2 MP, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera Dual 13 MP + 2 MP
Battery 3340 mAh, fast-charging
Price €400 (~PKR 50,000)