Honor 9 Lite Launched: Bezel-less Display and Four Cameras

Honor, the sub-brand of Huawei has launched the Honor 9 Lite smartphone at an event held in China. This phone is an updated version of the Honor 8 Lite that was launched earlier this year. The major highlight of this phone is its bezel-less display and the dual camera setups it has on either side. Let’s have a closer look at what the phone has to offer.

Design and Display

The Honor 9 Lite features a metal body design giving it a sturdy feel. The back of the phone is where the fingerprint sensor is located. The rear-facing cameras are housed in a black shade that gives the phone a bold colour contrast. The front of the phone is mostly occupied by its 5.65-inch Full HD+ display having a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. Unlike the Honor 9 which has a display aspect of 16:9, the Honor 9 Lite rocks an 18:9 aspect ratio.

Performance and Storage

Underneath its hood, the Honor 9 Lite is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor. This is also coupled with the Mali-T830 GPU for enhanced graphics performance. In terms of RAM and storage, the brand will ship the phone with either 3/4GB RAM with 32GB of internal storage or 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. This can be further expanded up to 256GB through its microSD card slot. On the software front, the new smartphone from Honor will run on the brand’s custom UI dubbed as EMUI 8.0 which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Camera and Extra Features

The optics department on this phone is what sets it apart – dual camera setups on both sides. The dual-rear facing camera setup comprises of a 13-megapixel camera which is paired with a secondary 2-megapixel sensor. Up front, the phone rocks a similar 13MP + 2MP camera setup. The camera setup is also backed up with software enhancements making it capable of capturing bokeh images and selfie portraits.

Connectivity and Battery

The Honor 9 Lite supports up to 4G VoLTE through its dual-SIM slot, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS. In addition to that, the phone rocks a microUSB port on the bottom for data transfer purposes and charging. Speaking of charging, the phone doesn’t support fast charging but reportedly charges rapidly nonetheless. It draws power from a 3,000mAh battery located under its hood. The company claims that the phone can offer up to 24 hours of standby time and can last up to 20 hours on 3G.

According to GizmoChina, the phone will be up for grabs from the 26th, December 2017 in 14 countries including India. What are your thoughts on this upcoming phone? Do let us know.