Huawei announced that it will launch the Huawei G9 Lite smartphone and MediaPad M2 7.0 tablet for the Chinese market on May 4. The China-based networking and telecommunications company intends to release the G9 Lite for about $260 on May 12, and the MediaPad will be released on May 13 for around $245 and $275 for the 16 GB and 32 GB models, respectively.  

Huawei G9 Lite

The Huawei G9 Lite is a localized version of the P9 Lite for the Chinese market. As such, it sports a 5.2" 1080p screen and is powered by the company's Kirin 650 chipset with a 2.0GHz octa-core CPU and 3GB of RAM. The same configuration is also present on the Honor 5C. Internal storage is 16GB and is expandable.

The Huawei G9 Lite runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 146.80 x 72.60 x 7.50 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 147.00 grams.

The seven-inch Huawei MediaPad M2 Lite will be the third tablet in the series from Huawei. There are already 10-inch and eight-inch variations on the market, but the MediaPad M2 7.0 tablet will be the first to include a fingerprint sensor for security purposes. The device runs on a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor and includes 3 GB of RAM. It has a 13 megapixel rear camera, as well as a 5 megapixel front-facing camera.

Huawei's highly-anticipated Huawei P9 debuted at the beginning of April, launching in countries including Greece, China, Germany and Norway on April 16. The company has deemed it a "masterpiece of state-of-the-art industrial design" with its sleek, minimalist look.

The Huawei G9 Lite will cost $260 (CNY 1699) and will be available in white, gold and black. The MediaPad M2 7.0 is $245 (CNY 1599) for the 16GB variant and $276 (CNY 1799) for the 32GB model. Sales start on May 13, but pre-orders are now open on GizOK.