Rumours: Huawei P8 Lite (2017) name to be changed to Nova Lite in other regions?


In today’s latest leak, popular Twitter leakster Evan Blass tweeted that the Huawei P8 Lite (2017) which was first shown in at the CES 2017 could be getting a name change in other regions, to be marketed as the Nova Lite instead of its intended name.  

With the same tagline “Power Without Pause”, the P8 Lite (2017) is already on sale in the U.K. and some Europeon countries of €239 (around RM1132). While there are no details of where the Nova Lite will be released, the device is expected to be released in Latin America, with the same tech-specs as the P8 Lite (2017) as shown below:

  • Kirin 655 chipset
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB storage (expandable memory available)
  • 5.2-inch IPS screen (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • 12MP rear camera (f/2.0, LED Flash) + 8MP front camera
  • Features fingerprint reader
  • EMUI 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 3000mAh battery

It’s not known if the P8 Lite (2017) or the Nova Lite will come to Malaysia, if it does, it probably be called the Nova Lite to follow suit the Nova series and to avoid confusion as well. Stay tuned for more Huawei news at