Huawei unveiled the P30 series in Paris earlier this week, and the phones are now up for pre-order in Canada. Although there wasn't any mention of a Lite modell during Huawei's announcement, the Chinese manufacturer has silently listed the P30 Lite in a few markets. The phone is now up for pre-order in Canada alongside the P30 and P30 Pro, with customers eligible to pick up the Huawei Band 3 Pro for free until April 10.
For those interested in picking up the P30 and P30 Pro, Huawei is offering the Huawei Watch GT for free until April 10. The P30 is available for CAD900 ($670) outright, with the P30 Pro retailing for CAD1,100 ($820). You'll also be able to pick up the devices on monthly plans from leading carriers.
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As for the P30 Lite, the device shares a similar design aesthetic as the standard model, but it is powered by the mid-range Kirin 710 chipset instead. There's a 6.15-inch FHD+ display up front along with a waterdrop cutout, 24MP primary camera joined by an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth shooter, 32MP front camera, Wi-Fi ac, NFC, Bluetooth 4.2, and a traditional fingerprint reader at the back.
You get 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as standard, and a 3350mAh battery that should provide a day's worth of use comfortably. On the software front, the P30 Lite runs EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.
The P30 Lite is available from the likes of Fido, Freedom Mobile, Koodo, and Videotron. You'll have to shell out CAD450 ($335) if you're interested in buying the phone outright, or choose plans that start from $60 a month.
$820usd for the P30 Pro. Nice.
Wow. I was expecting a much higher price tag on the Pro. Not bad at all.
The lower asking price is the only way to possibly lure consumers away from the best Samsung phones, which is the strong market leader in Canada. I haven't seen any Huawei phones in the wild, but truth is, I haven't seen many top flagship phones from the last two years among friends..... People are upgrading way less often..... And if they do, it's to a device a year old. Looks like a decent phone, but Huawei also has to overcome a lot of negative press, and anti Chinese sentiment.
Old news. They already patched the bug in January
That's about the same price as the initial release last year for the p20pro. Glad to see they havent jacked it up further.
A few questions here what is the ip rating for the lite ? Is it waterproof ? Also why if both the p30 lite and the p30 offer a headphone jack only the lite has fm radio ? Samsung does the same thing the s10 has a headphone jack and no fm radio but lesser models offer fm. What ??? So a cheaper model has a function that your flagship model dosen't ??? That dosen't make sense ! The lite is offered in blue at videotron I think that they are the only carriers in canada to offer that option
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