Aiming to disrupt the selfie-focused market in India, Chinese major Huawei on Wednesday launched Honor 9 Lite smartphone with quad-camera setup and a glass body. The 32GB variant of the device costs Rs 10,999 while 64GB variant will cost Rs 14,999. Honor 9 Lite will be available from January 21 via flash sales on Flipkart in three clours — sapphire blue, glacier grey and midnight black.
“Honor 9 Lite will prove to be an all-around package. We are delighted to bring this phone to the consumers with our latest EMUI 8.0 designed in the India R&D centre,” P. Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Consumer Business Group, Honor India, told reporters here.
It has a 5.65-inch IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio and runs Android 8.0 Oreo topped with latest EMUI 8.0. Honor 9 Lite sports a 13MP quad-camera setup which is paired with a rear 13MP dual-lens camera, Phase-Detection AutoFocus (PDAF) and advanced wide aperture mode. The device has a double-sided 2.5D glass unibody constructed with layered nano-etched design on its back.
Honor 9 Lite is equipped with the Kirin 659 Octa-core processor, fabricated in a cutting-edge 16-nanometer process. The smartphone also houses a microSD card of up to 256 GB can be used to increase data storage. Honor 9 Lite has 3,000mAh battery which claims to deliver 86 hours offline music listening or 13 hours offline video watching. It has a rear fingerprint scanner on the rear which unlocks the device in 0.25 seconds.