Honor has launched the Honor 9 Lite in India at a starting price of Rs 10,999. With a quad camera setup, Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and an 18:9 edge-to-edge display, the 9 Lite is a fairly feature packed offering from Honor that aims to give competition like the Moto G5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 a serious run for their money.
The back of the Honor 9 Lite is made entirely out of glass which helps it stand out amongst a sea of metal clad budget smartphones. It is powered by the octa-core Kirin 659 processor paired with 3 or 4GB of RAM depending on the variant and a 3,000mAh battery which Honor claims can deliver a standby time of up to 24 days and a talk time of up to 20 hours.
One of the biggest highlights of the Honor 9 Lite is 5.65-inch FullHD+ display up front which flows from one edge to the other. The tall 18:9 aspect ratio lends itself well to gaming and multimedia consumption. The smartphone comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Honor’s custom EMUI 8.0 skin on top.
On the imaging front, the Honor 9 Lite has a 13+2MP dual camera setup on the front as well as the back with support for 1080p video capture and bokeh shots. The smartphone comes with a microUSB port for charging and data transfer (no Type C sadly) and supports 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/A-GPS and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Honor 9 Lite has been launched in India in two variants – one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage for Rs 10,999 and one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage for Rs 14,999. Both variants support storage expansion via a microSD card.
The Honor 9 Lite is set to go on sale from January 21, 12 am onward exclusively via Flipkart. The smartphone will be available in three colours in India – Sapphire Blue, Glacier Grey and Midnight Black. The smartphone is set to go on sale in India one month before its global launch.