Huawei sub-brand Honor has launched the Honor 9 Lite in China. The smartphone will reportedly go on sale starting December 26 in China. The smartphone will later be made available in 14 countries including India, Russia, and the UK. 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. Also Read - Huawei to launch 3 affordable foldable smartphones in 2021: ReportAlso Read - Huawei phones now have a tool that could solve app crisis on Huawei AppGallery
The Honor 9 Lite is available in three variants 32GB variants with 3GB and 4GB RAM, and a 64GB variant with 4GB of RAM. In terms of pricing, the base variant 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). Also Read - Huawei to pump in $1B on car tech in 2021
Honor 9 Lite specifications
Honor 9 Lite sports a 5.65-inch full-HD+ with 1080×2160 resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC clocked at 2.36GHz. Coming to the camera, which also happens to be one of the highlights of the smartphone, it comes with dual-camera setups at the back as well as the front. The setup includes a combination of 13-megapixel primary sensor, and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. The rear camera comes with PDAF autofocus and LED flash.
The smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery, which Honor claims can deliver up to 20 hours of talktime 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. On the software front, the phone runs EMUI 8.0, based on Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box.
As the name suggests, this new smartphone is the successor to the Honor 8 Lite. The smartphone was launched with features like 5.2-inch 1080p display, Kirin 655 octa-core SoC, 3,000mAh battery, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, and supports 128GB of expandable storage. For photography, the device came with a 12-megapixel rear camera, and 8-megapixels front camera.
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