Not too long after unveiling the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, Huawei this week officially announced the P9 Lite - the third (and possibly last) member of its P9 series of handsets.

Huawei P9 Lite

As already reported, the Huawei P9 Lite has a fingerprint scanner on the back, and sports a 5.2-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels - just like the P9. Of course, there are differences between the two devices: while they're both made out of metal, and are roughly of the same size, the P9 Lite doesn't have the dual 12 MP rear camera of the P9, instead offering a regular 13 MP rear snapper. Moreover, the processor inside the P9 Lite is an octa-core Kirin 650, which isn't as powerful as the octa-core Kirin 955 that the P9 has.

In comparison, Huawei P9 Max both sport a Leica dual 12MP camera setup. Of the two cameras, one camera sensor captures the colour information and the other sensor captures only the black and white and varying levels of gray information. This is similar to what we had seen on the QiKU Q Terra 808. There is no OIS in any of the phones and both have an 8MP front camera.

The Huawei P9 Lite will be available in Europe starting May for €299. At the moment, we don't know if the smartphone will be released in the US, but, if that happens, we assume it's not going to cost more than $300 unlocked.