Honor India is set to unveil another quad camera smartphone soon as a step-down version of its flagship, Honor 9. The new variant will be called Honor 9 Lite and will come with a glass unibody design, carrying two dual-lens camera setups, both at the front and at the back. The Honor smartphone will also boast of an 18:9 FullView display and an Android Oreo powered UI. Launched in China back in December, Honor 9 Lite is set to make its way to India within a couple of weeks as a Flipkart exclusive.
Honor 9 Lite was showcased in a closed media event in Delhi on Wednesday. Honor claims to have used PPVD technology for the glass unibody of the smartphone, which aims to reduce fingerprint smudges on the smartphone's body, eliminating the need for a cover. In addition, the company claims to have improved the system response rate by a factor of 65 percent and ensure 50 percent smoother operations on the Honor 9 Lite through its 16nm octa-core CPU. A new colour palette has also been used in the smartphone.
Honor 9 Lite Specifications
Honor 9 Lite features a 5.65-inch Full HD+ FullView display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160x1080 pixel resolution. It is powered by Honor's own HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core SoC, with four cores clocked at 2.36 GHz and four at 1.7GHz. It runs Honor's own UI - EMUI 8.0 on top of the latest Android Oreo 8.0. The Honor 9 Lite comes in two memory variants - one with a 3GB RAM and a 32GB internal storage and the other with a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage onboard, both expandable up to 256GB using external microSD.
In terms of optics, the Honor 9 Lite features a dual camera setup at the front and at the back, with one 13-megapixel primary lens and a 2-megapixel secondary lens. The primary camera also features PDAF Fast Focus as well as an LED Flash. The selfie camera carries features like smart selfie, beautification mode and a hand gesture mode.
Connectivity options on the Honor 9 Lite include hybrid dual-Nano SIM slots, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a Micro-USB with OTG support. The smartphone is backed by a 3000 mAh battery which, as per the company, will deliver a day's usage and will be charged fully within 2 hours and 20 minutes. The smartphone measures 151x71.9x7.6mm and weighs 149 grams.
Honor 9 Lite Price and Availability
Honor 9 Lite is expected to be priced around its price tags in China. If so, the smartphone will be priced around Rs 11,700 for the 3GB RAM variant, while the 4GB RAM model will cost around Rs 15,500 for 32GB storage and Rs 17,500 for 64GB storage variant.
Honor 9 Lite will be available in three different colours - Blue, Black and Grey, exclusively on Flipkart post its launch.
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