Huawei launched lighter variant of Honor 9 with somewhat downgraded specifications. Earlier, company sent out invitations for the unveiling of the device on December, 21. Known as Honor 9 Lite, as said it was launched in China on Dec 21 and likely to soon reach other 14 countries including India, Russia and UK. Compared to parent edition of device which has 16:9 traditional display and single dual camera, Honor 9 Lite got upgraded with 18:9 display, double dual cameras and Android Oreo on the top. Registrations are already open and smartphone will go on sale in China starting from 26th December, 2017.
Different colour variants of Honor 9 Lite | Gray Colour
Honor 9 Lite Features
Smartphone is offered with 5.65-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2160 pixels screen resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Honor 9 Lite is a dual sim phone blessed with Android 8.0 Oreo OS with EMUI 8.0 on the top. Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core chipset powers the devices with excellent clock speed of 2.36GHz for four performance cores while other four efficiency cores are clocked at 1.7GHz speed. Device is presented in three variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB inbuilt memory, 4GB + 32GB ROM and 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM. Inbuilt memory is expandable up to 256GB via hybrid slot.
Instead of being a mid-budget offering Just Like Honor 9i it also features double dual cameras. Out of which, first dual camera is placed on rear panel of device which contains 13MP + 2MP sensors. Second dual camera is placed on the front side of the device and contains same camera sensors as the rear one. Dual cameras support features like Phase Detection Auto Focus, HDR, digital zoom, panorama 3D Beauty, bokeh effect, Smile Capture, Voice Camera, Watermark, Burst Shot and Slow-Motion video shooting.
Honor 9 Lite is packed with 3000mAH battery with power-saving advance features and according to company, it promises to deliver a talk time of up to 20 hours on 3G, and a standby time of up to 24 days – it charges fully in about 2 hours 20 minutes. On the connectivity front it has VoLTE support, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB OTG support, 3.5 mm audio jack etc. It measures 151 x 71.9 x 7.6 mm in dimensions as compared to Honor 9 which measured 143.3 x 70.9 x 7.5 mm. Other attention drawing features includes Reading mode, In-house Histen 3D audio, dynamic wallpaper changer (changes automatically according to day time).
Smartphone is made in several hues – Seagull Gray, Pearl White, Black and Navy Blue.
Honor 9 Lite Availability and Price
As we said above, it is launched in two variants and both variants comes with slight differences in their prices. 3GB + 32GB version comes at a cost of CNY 1,199 (approx Rs.11,999) while 4GB + 32GB version has a price tag of CNY 1,499 (approx Rs.15,999) and third higher variant of 4GB + 64GB is priced at approx 17,999 INR.
Honor 9 Lite is launched in China and registrations are already open for the device and shipment will begin from December 26, 2017. Device is very soon going to expand its reach to several other countries including India.