Haier isn’t a popular name in the smartphone market, but the company does release a couple of handset every once in a while. After a long silence in this department, the company has just announced a brand new model in China, the Haier L8. As expected, the phone isn’t meant to be a powerhouse but it features a large battery to ensure that the phone lasts for a couple of days easily.
The Haier L8 embraces the 18:9 design trend, featuring a large 5.99-inch screen with FHD+ resolution and 2.5D glass. The phone features an anodised aluminium body with U shaped antenna bands. The back features a vertically arranged dual cameras placed at the center, with the flash and fingerprint reader below it.
As for the hardware, the Haier L8 comes with the low-end Snapdragon 450 clocked up to 1.8GHz. Efficiency is the biggest asset of this chip and hence the 4000mAh battery inside will ensure that the phone will last a couple of days easily. Further, there’s 18W fast charging technology to ensure super quick charging. For memory, you have 4GB RAM and 64GB of ROM. There are dual SIM card slots and a memory card slot too (kind of like what we see on Redmi S2). The rear camera setup consists of a 12MP 1.25um sensor paired with a 2MP secondary sensor for depth of field. On the front, there’s an 8MP camera, which is likely interpolated.
All this for 1399 Yuan ($221), which to be honest, doesn’t look too promising. Xiaomi’s budget phones like the Redmi S2, Redmi 5 Plus, and the Redmi Note 5 are all priced at very similar figures. So, it’s likely that the Haier L8 will be one of those releases that will be forgotten very soon.
Still, if interested, you can get the phone on May 14 in China.