P8 Lite takes top award

2016-03-02 09:50
The Huawei P8 Lite recently won Product of the Year at the 2016 Innovation Awards.

The Huawei P8 Lite recently won Product of the Year at the 2016 Innovation Awards. (Supplied)

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Pietermaritzburg - It has become easier and easier for mobile users to have the latest technology in their hand, with a device that can do everything, while being a cost-effective buy.

The Huawei P8 Lite recently won Product of the Year at the 2016 Innovation Awards in the “Value Smartphones Category” for 2016.

This spells good news for consumers as more entry and mid-level devices are expected to enter the market with premium features, resulting in cheaper, better devices for mobile users.

The P8 Lite is a high-end smartphone that comes at a mid-range price point; it even has a similar look to the slightly pricier P8 model.

Despite being a cheaper device, the P8 Lite still manages to maintain a premium appeal. While navigating the device, the product feels similar to other premium devices from manufacturers that produce devices operating on the Android OS.

The device features a 13-megapixel camera on the rear and a five-megapixel facing camera. Many devices priced higher than the P8 Lite only offer a 12-megapixel camera on the back of the device.

It also features a 1,2 GHz processor running the Android Lollipop operating system, when first unboxed.

The P8 Lite has a five-inch display with a 720 x 1 280 pixel resolution and a 2 200 mAh battery. While the device’s display may not offer the same resolution as the more expensive one, it still offers good video playback and sharp display of images taken on it.

“We are very excited about the award and have no doubt that the P8 Lite will continue to exceed expectations and ensure that Huawei is all about giving the consumer the best innovation in terms of smartphone technology”, said Charlene Munilall, the Huawei general manager Consumer Business Group South Africa.

Huawei is also expected to launch a successor to the flagship P8 device during the early part of this year.

The Chinese giant is also quickly growing market share as it was announced the manufacturer, known for telecommunications devices, had exceed 100 million smartphone shipments in 2015.

However, Huawei is not the first manufacturer to bring entry level smartphones with high-end features to consumers — Sony and Nokia (now Windows Phone) offered a range of devices with premium features to the market. With technology enhancements moving at a rapid pace, more devices with high-end features could be sold to consumers at cheaper prices.

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