In to the budget segment of affordable smartphones, we have another entrant, the Honor 9 Lite from Huawei, the Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and Services Company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. The phone shall be exclusive for sales in India via Flipkart and Hihonor store.The Honor 9 Lite measures 7.6 mm in thickness and weighs 149 grams in total. Build quality is premium and sports aluminum frame with Glass covering on the front and back. It comes with 5.65-inch FHD 18:9 display with 1080 x 2160 pixel resolution. The display produces 428 PPI as the pixel density. It will be running on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box having EMUI 8.0 custom skin from Huawei on top.
Under the hood, you are welcomed with HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset on an Octa-Core CPU clocked at 2.36 GHz and 1.7 GHz coupled with Mali-T830 MP2 GPU for graphics processing. In the memory department, you will have 3GB/4GB RAM and 32/64GB internal memory which can be further expanded up to 256 GB via micro sd card.
On the camera side you will have dual setup of 13 MP and 2 MP shooters with LED flash to the rear side and dual setup of 13 MP and 2 MP sensors on the front side. The rear primary sensor features f/2.2 aperture and secondary sensor is utilized for depth sensing. Similar setup on the front again uses f/2.0 aperture via the primary lens and the secondary lens is used for portraits modes having the background blurred.
Connectivity option includes WLAN, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5 mm audio jack and micro USB 2.0. The fingerprint sensor is mounted to the rear side and the device is powered by 3000 mAh battery.
The phone is priced pretty decently where the 3GB/32GB model will be available for Rs.10999 and the 4GB/64GB model will be available for 14999. Exclusive launch offers are also entitled where the consumers would be able to deal 10% instant cash back on credit and debits cards from Citi Bank. Additionally, you also get guaranteed buyback offers up to Rs.7000. The first flash sale would commence on 21 Jan at 12:00 hours with midnight black and sapphire blue colours to choose from.
(Link: Official Website)