The Honor 9 Lite was launched in India early in the year. The budget smartphone is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core SoC paired with Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. While that seems enough to deliver a decent experience with games and some other intensive tasks, it seems like Honor is further trying to improve on it by rolling another EMUI 8.0 update, which comes with Huawei’s GPU Turbo Technology.
Reported by Android Soul, the new update is dubbed version 188.8.131.52, and is about 577MB in size. The talking point of this update is the support for GPU Turbo Technology, which is claimed to improve gaming performance by 60 percent, while reducing battery consumption by 30 percent. It is currently available on some of the premium smartphones from both Huawei and Honor, and is expected to roll out on other models as well. With the new update, users are likely to notice a better gaming performance on their Honor 9 Lite.
Besides the GPU Turbo technology, the new software update also brings in the Android security patch along with a couple of bug fixes. Honor has also included a fix for the call recording feature when OK Google is enabled. The new update is done via OTA, so you can expect to see a notification for it on your Honor 9 Lite as soon as it arrives. You can also manually check for it under the Settings app.
Honor 9 Lite features and specifications
Honor 9 Lite features a 5.65-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution of 2160×1080 pixels, and 18:9 aspect ratio. As mentioned, it comes powered with the Kirin 659 CPU coupled either 3GB or 4GB of RAM. The storage options on the two models are 32GB and 64GB respectively.
The Honor 9 Lite features dual cameras both at the front and at the back. Both camera setups support a combination of a 13-megapixel primary sensor working alongside a 2-megapixel sensor camera for depth measurement. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 4G LTE with VoLTE calling. The smartphone runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android Oreo, and is backed by a 3,000mAh battery.
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The Honor 9 Lite base model is priced at Rs 10,999, while the premium variant is priced at Rs 14,999. The smartphone is also available for purchase on both Amazon India and Flipkart.