Honor 9X Lite with Kirin 710 and 48MP dual cameras goes official

On: April 17, 2020

Earlier this year, Honor launched a new smartphone called the Honor 9X in India. The device was originally launched in China back in 2019, and offered key features like a pop-up selfie camera, full-screen display and 4,000mAh battery. In India, it was priced starting at Rs 13,999. Honor has now announced a more affordable version of the smartphone, dubbed as the Honor 9X Lite in Finland. The Lite version has more in common with the Honor 8X than the Honor 9X, including a 6.5-inch display with a wide notch, 3,750mAh battery and dual rear cameras. In fact, the device seems to be a slightly modified version of the Honor 8X, which means it still comes with support for Google apps and services.

Honor 9X Lite specifications and features

The Honor 9X Lite is a slightly modified version of the Honor 8X

The Honor 9X Lite features a 6.5-inch LCD display with full HD+ resolution. The wide notch in the front houses the front camera and earpiece. Powering the device is the outdated Kirin 710 chipset, which is paired with 4GB of RAM. There’s 128GB of internal storage on the device, and a microSD card slot for expanding it further. The rear camera is a 48MP unit with f/1.8 aperture, paired with a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera features 16MP resolution.

The Honor 9X Lite features a 3,750mAh battery, but fast charging doesn’t seem to be available. The phone runs the dated Android 9 Pie, with EMUI 9 on top. As mentioned above, it comes with access for Google apps and services. Other features include USB Type-C, a 3.5mm audio jack, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and face unlock.

Honor 9X Lite pricing and availability

The Honor 9X Lite is priced at €199 (~Rs 16,500). It will go on sale in Finland on May 14th, with pre-orders beginning from April 30th. Customers who pre-order the device will get a free Honor Band 5. The phone has been launched in Green and Black colour options. Global availability hasn’t been announced yet.

Ketaki Bhojnagarwala

Ketaki has over 10 years experience writing on tech, having worked at the Hindu Business Line and 91mobiles earlier. When she's not editing copies or reviewing the latest gadgets, she spends her time binge-watching Netflix and reading fantasy fiction.