Honor, the subsidiary brand of smartphone and telecom giant Huawei, has launched the Honor 9 Lite today in India, which is the second phone from the brand that comes with quad cameras after Honor 9i.
The Honor 9 Lite features a 5.65-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 428ppi pixel density. The Honor 9 Lite is powered by the Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core SoC, coupled with 3GB or 4GB of RAM. In terms of camera, the Honor 9 Lite has four cameras. Both on the front and rear, there is a 13-megapixel primary camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The rear camera also comes with Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) and LED flash.
Based on RAM, the internal storage is distributed. The 3GB RAM variant comes with 32GB storage while the 4GB RAM variant comes with 64GB storage. However, the storage can be expanded up to 256GB via microSD card. However, the Honor 9 Lite still has the hybrid dual-SIM configuration so either the user can use one SIM card and a microSD card or take advantage of dual SIM cards. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG support, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The phone runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Huawei’s EMUI 8.0 on top and packs a 3000mAh battery.
Commenting on the launch, P Sanjeev, VP- Sales, Consumer Business Group, Honor India said, “We are excited to bring to our customers the latest offering Honor 9 Lite. Boasting not only advanced camera setup but also elegant and superior unibody glass design, the Honor 9 Lite will prove to be an all-around package. We are delighted to bring this phone to the consumers with our latest EMUI 8.0 designed in the India R&D Center.”
While making comments on the partnership between Huawei and Flipkart, Ajay Veer Yadav, Flipkart said, “We are thrilled to partner up with Huawei for the Honor 9 Lite. Given its excellent price, specifications and Honor’s technology, we’re sure it will be a Flipkart bestseller. Honor has been our esteemed partner and we are happy to bring to our customers Honor’s choicest offerings.”
The Honor 9 Lite starts at Rs. 10,999 for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage while the higher variant with 4GB RAM+64GB storage comes at a price of Rs. 14,999. The Honor 9 Lite will on sale exclusively via Flipkart and the Honor India Store via flash sales. The first sale starts at 12 AM on January 21 and right after 12 hours, i.e. at 12 PM the second flash sale will start. The next two sales will be held at noon on January 22 and January 23. The phone will be available in three color variants- Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black, and Glacial Grey.