It seems Huawei's sub-brand Honor is working on a new variant of Honor 9 because the Huawei Honor 9 Lite is back at TENAA. A photo surfaced on the website of Chinese certification agency TENAA on December 13 shows a list of specifications of the model.
According to the images from TENNA, the Honor 9 Lite will sport an edge-to-edge 5.65-inches LCD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. AMOLED seems reserved for the Pro line. Like Apple iPhone X Honor 9 Lite also appears to feature a glass back panel with dual camera feature.
In addition, a fingerprint sensor is also placed slightly above the middle of the rear panel. The image also suggests that the phone will come with two cameras in the front.
The website didn't reveal the name of the chip in the smartphone, but it is expected to come with the brand's in-house Kirin 659 mid-range SoC. The phone will come in two RAM and storage variants -- 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB, both supporting microSD card storage expansion. The good news is the Honor 9 Lite will run on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
As far as camera is concerned, the Honor 9 Lite as per TENAA, will boast a 13-megapixel primary shooter paired with a 2-megapixel secondary camera, at both the front and the rear. The dual camera setup is capable of recording videos at 1080p, and also able to click pictures in somehow like portrait form.
The connectivity features will include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The phone will be fuelled by a 2,900mAH battery and will measure 7.6mm around the waist.
According to the reports, the Honor 9 Lite 3GB variant will be priced at RMB 1,300 (~Rs 12,700), while the 4GB variant will set you back by RMB 1,600 (Rs 15,600). As of now, there's no clarity when the Honor is planning to launch the device. So, we have to wait for the official announcement.