Honor 8 Lite Announced; Runs Android 7.0 Nougat Operating System

Chinese handset maker Honor announced a new smartphone dubbed Honor 8 Lite in Finland. It is the cheaper variant of last year’s Honor 8, which is retailing in India at the price of Rs 26,000. What is the difference between the Honor 8 and the Honor 8 Lite you may ask. Well, one of the visible differences is attributed to the camera department. While the selling point of the Honor 8 was a 12MP dual camera at the back, the Honor 8 Lite houses a standard 12MP (single) rear camera. That aside, the Honor 8 Lite is powered by somewhat less powerful HiSilicon Kirin 655 chip, similar the newly unveiled Honor 6X. The Honor 8, on the other side, runs HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor under the hood. Interestingly, the Honor 8 Lite packs in Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with Huawei’s Emotion UI 5.0 running on top.


As far as the specifications of the Honor 8 Lite is concerned, the smartphone has 2.5D curved screen layered on top of the 5.2-inch Full HD display. Powering the smartphone is an octa-core 16nm CPU combined with Mali-T830 GPU for graphics. The device further embraces 3GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage, which can further be expanded up to 128GB as a result of a hybrid SIM slot. That said, the Honor 8 Lite comes with two nano SIM slots. Furthermore, it features an 8MP secondary camera up front for taking selfies. Below that is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It weighs 147 grammes and measures 147.2 x 72.94 x 7.6 mm. It offers a 3000mAh battery and connectivity options like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. The Honor 8 Lite comes in White and Black colour options and costs 269 euros (approximately Rs 19,620).

Specifications of the Honor 8 Lite

Display 5.2-inch Full HD
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 655 Octa-Core
Internal storage 16GB (Expandable Up To 128GB)
Camera 12MP Rear / 8MP Front
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat
Battery 3000mAh
Tanmay Patange

Associate Editor at Pricebaba, Tanmay is working in the tech writing and content industry since 2011. His experience ranges from writing all thing tech, and sometimes with a pinch of salt. He admires Silicon Valley and HBO Newsroom the most and has a dream of becoming the next Will McAvoy some day. Contact him at

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