Honor smartphones are quite popular in India and China and helps Huawei gain its strong foothold globally with a significant online presence. While some Honor smartphones reflect Huawei's flagship with focus on budget price range, there's a new smartphone coming this month as a worthy competitor in the smartphone market.
Honor 9's success is going to be followed by the new Honor 9 Lite, which has been gaining quite the attention for its compelling features. Now, the price of the unannounced handset has been confirmed by China Telecom ahead of the official launch of the Honor 9 Lite on December 21.
According to the Tech Bulletin, the Honor 9 Lite is to come in two variants – 32GB and 64GB storage – with prices starting at ¥2,000 (approx. Rs19,400) and ¥2,400 (about Rs 23,300), respectively. The 64GB variant of the Honor 9 Lite carries the same price tag as the 64GB variant of Huawei Mate 10 Lite, which is ¥2,400 (around Rs 23,300).
The company's plans to launch the Honor 9 Lite in India are inconclusive as of now, but more details might emerge after the official unveiling in China takes place next week. But there's little mystery about the phone's specs, and it makes the Honor 9 Lite worth the wait for many.
According to a recent TENAA listing, Honor 9 Lite will sport a 5.65-inch Full HD+ LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and a glass back. The cameras are the most important aspect of the Honor 9 Lite, which packs four sensors in total.
The rear camera setup includes 13MP+2MP dual sensors and the good news is that the same sensors will be found on the front as well. It will be interesting to see how the Honor 9 Lite can perform equally while shooting landscapes and self-portraits without any hassle.
Under the hood, the Honor 9 Lite is expected to pack a 2.3GHz octa-core Kirin 659 processor paired with 4GB RAM. Both storage models in the phone will get expandable storage with microSD card support up to 256GB. The handset will run Android 8.0.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 out-of-the-box and have a 2,900mAh battery.
Other details about the Honor 9 Lite include four colour options – Magic Night Black, Magic Ocean Blue, Pearl White and Seagull Gray – and 4G LTE, dual SIM card support. For those who are curious, the handset will have a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.