Honor 9 Lite specifications, price, features

Honor 9 Lite is a mid-range Android phone from Honor, which is an online-only brand of Chinese telecom giant Huawei. Honor 9 Lite is also known as Honor 9 Youth edition in China. The phone sports a 5.65-inch IPS full HD+ display. It is powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core processor with Mali-T830 MP2 GPU.

Among other Honor 9 Lite specifications, you will get 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot, which supports upto 256GB of storage. It is also a dual SIM smartphone, but one of the SIM slots is hybrid, so you can only use two SIM cards or one SIM card and one microSD card. In terms of the connectivity options, the Honor 9 Lite packs 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wifi 802.11 b/g/n.

For the photography nerds, the Honor 9 Lite is full of cameras. There is dual-camera setup on both front and rear of the phone. The rear dual camera setup includes 13MP and 2MP sensors with LED flash and phase-detection autofocus. The front also houses a 13MP + 2MP  dual-camera setup, but there is no LED flash here. In addition, the Honor 9 Lite features a 3000 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor.

The USP of the smartphone is clearly the imaging capabilities as the other specifications are pretty run of the mill.

The Honor 9 Lite was originally unveiled on December 21, 2017 in China as Honor 9 Youth Edition. India is the first market where it will be released as Honor 9 Lite. It is scheduled to be launched in the country this month. The Honor 9 Lite India pricing and exact launch details haven’t been revealed until now.

About Honor

Honor is sub-brand of China’s Huawei. It is headquartered in Shenzhen, China. The Honor brand was established in 2013 and operates in over 74 markets globally including China, India, Europe, Japan and various other Asian countries. Honor makes smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices. It has helped Huawei compete with the online only brands in the Chinese market as Honor primarily sells its devices via e-commerce websites. However, in select markets, Honor products are also available at retail stores.Honor 9 Lite

Honor 9 Lite full specifications

Design and display
Dimensions151mm x 71.9mm x 7.6mm
Weight149 grams
Form factorSlate
Screen size5.65-inch
Resolution2160x1080p, FHD+
TypeIPS, FullView
TouchscreenYes, capacitive, multitouch
Protection glassNo
Screen-to-body ratio75.88%
ColoursBlack, Blue, White and Grey
ChipsetHuawei HiSilicon Kirin 659
GPUMali-T830 MP2
Processor64-bit, octa core, 2.4GHz, Cortex A53
Internal32GB/ 64GB
MicroSD card supportYes, upto 256GB
USB-OTG supportYes
RearYes, dual camera (13-megapixel + 2-megapixel)
Rear LED flashYes, LED
Rear camera featuresPhase-detection autofocus
FrontYes, dual camera (13-megapixel + 2-megapixel)
Front LED flashNo
Front camera featuresHardware-level Bokeh
Battery size3000 mAh
Battery featuresLi-Po, Fast charging
Ambient light sensorYes
SIM card slots2
SIM 1 typeNano
SIM 1 support4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G
SIM 2 typeNano, Hybrid
SIM 2 support4G VoLTE, 3G, 2G
WifiYes, 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothYes, v4.2
USBMicroUSB 2.0
GPS supportYes, A-GPS
Other satellite systemsYes, GLONASS, Beidou
FM RadioNo
SpeakersOne, Bottom
Operating systemAndroid 8.0 Oreo
User interfaceEM UI 8.0
Add-on featuresGame Suite
Water/ dust resistanceNo
StatusSet to go on sale this month in India
PriceExpected to start around INR 12,999