Honor 9i has an all-metal body, with a bezel-less design and resolution of 2160×1080 pixels with an aspect ratio of 18:9, what really grabbed attention was the number of cameras it offered.
Following the roaring success of Honor 9, Huawei seems all set to launch Honor 9 Lite in India tomorrow (Wednesday, January 17). This model too will be an exclusive on Flipkart. The company has sent an invite for its launch event in New Delhi.
Honor’s previous flagship model, Honor 9, was well received globally. Unveiled in China in June 2017 and launched late last year, Honor 9 hit the one-million mark in global shipments in just two weeks. Its variant, Honor 9i, was launched in India in October last year and is available at an attractive price that’s just shy of ₹18,000.
While the 5.9-inch Honor 9i has an all-metal body, with a bezel-less design and resolution of 2160×1080 pixels with an aspect ratio of 18:9, what really grabbed attention was the number of cameras it offered. People were super excited about this smartphone having four cameras, with the dual rear cameras being 16MP and 2MP, and the rear cameras being 13MP and 2MP.
Before the excitement around Honor 9i died down, Huawei is set to launch Honor 9 Lite, also with four cameras!
Honor 9 Lite has a 5.65-inch full-HD+ IPS display with resolution of 1080×2160 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is powered by EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system and a Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset with an octa-core CPU and a fairly powerful GPU.
This model would be available with the choice of 3GB or 4GB RAM, with 32GB and 64GB of internal storage. Both will be expandable up to 256GB with a microSD card. The device has a 3000mAh battery, which the company claims can deliver up to 20 hours of talk-time on a 3G network and up to 24 days of standby time. The battery can be charged fully in about 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Honor 9 Lite sports four cameras, with dual cameras at the front and back. The primary camera of both the rear and front has 13MP sensors, with 2MP secondary cameras. Both rear and front cameras have LED flash.
For connectivity, Honor 9 Lite has a dual hybrid nano-SIM slot, 3.5 mm headphone jack, GPS, Bluetooth, and wifi. It offers 4G LTE and VoLTE connectivity.
The device has dimensions of 151×71.9×7.6 mm and weighs 149 grams. It comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back panel.
This smartphone was launched in China in December last year and will begin selling in India from tomorrow. Honor 9 Lite was available in China at a starting price of CNY 1,199 (around ₹11,700) for the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The variant offering 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage was priced at CNY 1,499 (approximately ₹15,600), while the one with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage had a price tag of CNY 1,799 (around ₹17,500). One can expect a similar pricing strategy in India.
Honor 9 Lite is expected to be available in four color variants – Navy Blue, Seagull Gray, Magic Nightfall and Pearl White.