Huawei Nova 2 Lite front and back.

Is this a more affordable Huawei Nova 2i phone?

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After quietly launching the now-official Huawei Mate SE in the U.S., the Chinese electronics giant could soon turn its attention to aggressively priced midrange smartphones with lower specs than the Huawei Nova 2i and the Honor 7X.

The Huawei Enjoy 8 and Honor 7C, two identical Huawei-made phones bearing different names, have just been certified by TENAA (think China’s equivalent to the U.S.’s Federal Communications Commission and the Philippines’ National Telecommunications Commission). So barring any delays, we could soon see them in stores and online.

Huawei Enjoy 8 Nova Lite Junior specs on Revu Philippines

Huawei Enjoy 8 as seen on TENAA

Huawei Honor 7C Nova Lite Junior specs on Revu Philippines

Huawei Honor 7C as seen on TENAA

Locally, it’s possible that the device will launch under another moniker, especially considering Huawei’s aloofness toward the Enjoy and Honor branding here. Are we looking at the Huawei Nova 2 Lite perhaps?

The Enjoy 8 and the Honor 7C, two identical Huawei-made phones bearing different names, have just been certified by TENAA. If the device launches in the Philippines, it’s possible that it will have another moniker, considering the company doesn’t use the Enjoy and Honor branding here. Are we looking at the Huawei Nova 2 Lite perhaps?

As for the phones, they’re both rocking a 6-inch, 18:9 display with a resolution of 1,440 x 720 pixels and a 1.8GHz octa-core processor with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Their back panels feature a pair of cameras as well, presumably for taking portrait shots with creamy background blur.

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Their battery capacities are 2,900mAh, which should provide a day’s usage given the screen resolution. Even more interestingly, both devices run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, a bit of a milestone for Huawei’s mid-market segment.

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No word on pricing for both models. However, it isn’t a stretch to think that these things would sell for under P10,000 (about $192) when they eventually enter retail markets to compete with the likes of the OPPO A83 and the Xiaomi Redmi 5. Again, we’ve yet to hear from the Chinese brand on its future plans, but we’ll keep our eyes open.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 10 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.