What a coincidence. Huawei and Xiaomi, two popular smartphone companies that are about to announce something in the Philippines, are holding their respective price-guessing games online.
(Update, March 13: The phones’ respective prices have been revealed! Read Huawei Nova 2 Lite officially priced in PH and Newly launched Redmi 5A is Xiaomi’s most affordable phone in PH.)
Can you guess the price of the Huawei Nova 2 Lite?
How about the price of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A?
Huawei Philippines is set to release the Nova 2 Lite, whose highlight is its dual-camera system. A 13-megapixel main sensor is joined by a 2-megapixel one to bring that ability to take photos with bokeh effect to the less-pricey segment.
The device features an 8-megapixel front camera with toning flash; a 5.99-inch screen with 18:9 aspect ratio; a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory; a 3,000mAh battery; and Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0. Swing by this page to see the Huawei Nova 2 Lite’s full specs.
The preorder details for the Huawei Nova 2 Lite are already out, but there’s no word on the smartphone’s price yet. We strongly believe that Huawei Philippines will reveal it before it starts taking preorders on March 14. Our guess? With the likes of the P9,990 (roughly $192) OPPO A83 and the P7,990 ($154) OPPO A71 (2018) breathing down its neck, the handset will probably cost the same as the former — P9,990.
Our guess? With the likes of the OPPO A83 and the OPPO A71 (2018) breathing down its neck, the Huawei Nova 2 Lite will probably cost P9,990.
Xiaomi, on the other hand, will officially announce its comeback to the country on March 13. It already opened its first Authorized Mi Store, located at TriNoma Mall, on February 17, and will inaugurate its flagship shop, situated at SM Megamall this time, on March 17. Its shop on Lazada is also live.
We understand that the company’s product highlight is the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, which is its most affordable smartphone thus far. In India, the base model (2GB of RAM + 16GB of built-in storage) retails at ₹4,999 (P4,000 or $77) while the variant with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory is selling for ₹6,999 (P5,600 or $108).
For those amounts, you get a 5-inch HD display; 13- and 5-megapixel rear and front cameras; a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor; a 3,000mAh battery; and Android 7.1.2 Nougat-based MIUI 9.0. Go to this page for the Xiaomi Redmi 5A’s complete specs.
We don’t know which version Xiaomi is launching in the Philippines. If it’s the cheaper model, it will probably be priced at P3,990. If it’s the higher-end one, it might cost between P4,500 ($87) to P5,000 ($96).
We don’t know which version of the Redmi 5A Xiaomi is launching in the Philippines. If it’s the cheaper model, it will probably be priced at P3,990. If it’s the higher-end one, it might cost between P4,500 to P5,000.
So, what do you think are the respective prices of the Huawei Nova 2 Lite and Xiaomi Redmi 5A? Let us know in the comments or through our Facebook page. If you want to win a Xiaomi bundle — Mi speakers and a Mi Band — click on the post below for the contest mechanics.
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