Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is set to launch Honor 10 Lite with a 24-megapixel selfie camera, its home-grown Kirin 710 processor and a dewdrop notch display in India in mid-January, industry sources told IANS on Friday. This is the first time the smartphone maker is ditching wide-notch design in favor of a dewdrop-style notch, which would render over 91 percent screen-to-body ratio to the device, the sources added. The upcoming smartphone would feature Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered features and an updated EMUI 9.0 Operating System (OS).
The smartphone would be equipped with scene detection technology with AI on both rear and front cameras. Honor 10 Lite is the successor to Honor 9 Lite launched in India in 2018. The announcement for this new device comes right after Huawei, its parent brand announced the plans of launching a new smartphone in the market. As previously reported, the company is planning to launch its Huawei Y9 (2019) in the coming days. Similar to the Honor 10 Lite, the Huawei Y9 is also aimed at the budget segment.
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Huawei Y9 will also compete with Honor 8X, yet another mid-range device that Honor launched last year. Though, it is likely that the company is planning to launch its successor this year. Talking about the specifications, we are not sure about the internals of Honor 10 Lite but we can guesstimate what it may pack from the internals of the Huawei Y9.
To recap, the Huawei Y9 will come with a 6.5-inch LCD display with FHD+ (2,340×1,080 pixels) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The device is expected to be powered by Kirin 710 SoC clocked at 2.2GHz along with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. In the camera department, the device comes with a dual camera setup on the back as well as the front of the device. On the back, the dual camera setup sports a 16-megapixel primary sensor with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor for depth mapping.
Moving to the front of the device, the dual camera setup comes with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor for depth mapping. On the software side of things, the device will run on Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2 with being powered by a 4,000mAh battery. Last but not least, the device comes with usual connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 4G VoLTE.