Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has officially announced Honor 9 Lite smartphone in China. It is the stripped-down edition the Honor 9 smartphone launched earlier this year. The smartphone comes in three different variants, the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant priced at 1199 Yuan ($ 182/ Rs. 11,667 approx) while the 4GB RAM/ 32GB storage variant price at 1499 Yuan ($227/ Rs. 14585 approx) and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant come comes with the price tag of 1799 Yuan ($273/ Rs. 17504 approx).
The newly unveiled Honor 9 Lite features an 18:9 display and quad cameras. It will be made available in Navy, Seagull Gray, Magic Nightfall, and Pearl White color options. The device will go on sale starting December 26th in China, while the registrations have started on the Huawei Mall from today and other retailing partner sites like Vmall. As of now, there is no information about the availability of the Honor 9 Lite in the Indian market, but it is soon expected to be released in 14 countries including India, Russia, and the U.K.
Talking about specifications, the Honor 9 Lite runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with EMUI 8.0 skin on top. It sports 5.65” Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) FullView IPS Display with 18:9 Aspect Ratios. The smartphone is powered by a 2.36 GHz 64-bit Kirin 659 Octa-core SoC coupled with Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. As mentioned above, it offers 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, 4GB RAM and 32GB storage and 4GB RAM and 64GB storage options. The storage can be further expanded via microSD card.
For photography, the Honor 9 Lite comes equipped with quad cameras. The dual camera setup at the rear includes 13MP sensor and a 2MP sensor, the same 13M+2MP setup on the front as well. Camera features include PDAF, HDR, digital zoom, panorama 3D Beauty, bokeh effect photography, Smile Capture, Voice Camera, Watermark, Burst Shot and Slow-Motion video shooting.
The Honor 9 Lite is fueled by a 3,000mAh battery with an intelligent power saving feature. Connectivity options include Dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and USB-C. There is also a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device. It measures 151 × 71.9 × 7.60 mm and weighs 149 grams.
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