Huawei‘s sub-brand Honor launched the Honor 9 Lite smartphone in China last year. Now, the company is all set to launch the smartphone in India. The event will also be live-streamed, and you can tune in to watch the unveiling through Honor India’s official YouTube channel. The live stream will begin at 12:30PM. The Honor 9 Lite will be sold exclusively via Flipkart.
In China, the smartphone is available in three variants – 32GB variants with 3GB and 4GB RAM, and a 64GB variant with 4GB of RAM. The base variant of the Honor 9 Lite is priced at RMB 1,199 (Rs 11,700 approximately), the 4GB RAM model is priced at RMB 1,499 (Rs 15,600 approximately), and the 64GB storage variant will retail at RMB 1,799 (Rs 17,500 approximately). If launched at this price point, the smartphone will face competition with the likes of Xiaomi Mi A1, Honor 7X and, Nokia 6 (2018).
As its USP, the smartphone features an 18:9 IPS display, dual cameras on both the front as well as the rear, and it runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
Honor 9 Lite specifications, features
Honor 9 Lite features a 5.65-inch full-HD+ with 1080×2160 resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC clocked at 2.36GHz. On the camera front, the phone sports dual-camera setups at the back as well as the front. It includes a combination of 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor on both the sides. The rear camera comes with PDAF autofocus and LED flash.
The smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery, which the company claims can deliver up to 20 hours of talk time on 3G, and a standby time of up to 24 days. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and micro-USB with OTG support.