Eyeing the offline market, Huawei s smartphone e-brand, has now widened its audience with the launch of Honor 8 Lite. As the name suggests, Honor 8 Lite is the stripped down version of the Honor 8 smartphone. The Honor 8 Lite will retail at Rs 17,999 and will be available for purchase from May 12, across all Honor partner stores in the country. The Honor 8 Lite will come with 15 month service warranty, along with Honor s door pick-up and drop after sales facilities. Additionally, the Honor 8 Lite will only be available in a black color variant initially, followed by blue color later this month. Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: ReportAlso Read - Honor Band 6 takes on Redmi Watch in India, gets listed on Flipkart
The device comes with 2.5D glass in the front and back to give a premium look and feel. However, the main aspect that sets it apart from the Honor 8 is the lack of dual-rear cameras. Also Read - Samsung takes lead from Apple in Q1 2021 smartphone shipments: Canalys
In terms of specifications, the Honor 8 Lite comes with a 5.2-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by Huawei s in-house flagship Kirin 655 octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64GB of internal storage that can be further expanded upto 128GB using a microSD card. RELATED: Honor 8 Lite First Impressions: Inspired by the Honor 8, but not quite as capable
In the photography department, the smartphone comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED flash. The primary camera of the smartphone is also equipped with 1.25 m large pixel size, and a BSI CMOS sensor, which helps in low light photography. On the front is an 8-megapixel selfie camera, which boasts a 77 degree wide angle lens, coupled with an upgraded selfie mode. Its Pro Mode gives users manual control of all parameters, quickly select AWB, E/V and ISO parameters and preview visual effects for best images.
Additionally, the camera app of the smartphone comes with a new customizable menu settings giving users the flexibility to choose from a wide range of shooting modes and design their camera interface according to their shooting preferences and habits.
Further, the device is fuelled by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery that the company claims can last more than a day. On the software front, the Honor 8 Lite runs EMUI 5.0 based on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS.