Honor 9 Lite, the newest mid-range smartphone from Huawei’s e-brand will go on its first sale on January 21. The smartphone will be available exclusively on Flipkart from 12AM onwards at a starting price of Rs 10,999.
Honor 9 Lite features metal and glass back giving it a premium look and will be available in Navy Blue, Seagull Gray and Magic Nightfall (black) color options. Those purchasing the smartphone from Flipkart can avail 10 percent cashback offer on CitiBank Credit and Debit cards. The Indian e-commerce giant is also offering guaranteed buyback value to Rs 7,000 on purchase of Honor 9 Lite.
On the hardware front, it features a 5.65-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by Huawei‘s Kirin 659 octa-core SoC and it comes in two storage variants – 3GB RAM model with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM model with 64GB internal storage.
Apart from the design, one of the major selling point of Honor 9 Lite is its quad camera setup. The Honor 9 Lite dual front and rear camera setup with a combination of 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel image sensors on both the sides. It comes all modern camera features like portrait mode, face beautification and ability to shoot 1080p videos.
“We are very delighted with the opportunity to showcase Huawei’s Honor brand on Flipkart.com, and to bring the Honor 9 Lite to the Indian customers right after the China launch before any other market globally. India is one of the fastest growing economies and we are delighted to partner with Flipkart.com and we believe they are in sync with our expectations and strategies of how we want to reach the consumers,” stated P Sanjeev, Vice President, Huawei Consumer Business Group.
In terms of connectivity, it supports WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and 4G LTE. It features a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The smartphone packs a 3,000mAh battery and uses microUSB port for charging.