Huawei launched Honor 8 Lite on February 2, 2017, in Europe. While it was expected to be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2017, this silent launch comes in as a shock. Launch in the Unites States will follow soon. The sales for the smartphone will kick off from February 14 in Sweden and February 17 in Finland.
The device is quite similar to its predecessor Honor 8 that was launched in the July of 2016. Leaked images a few days back had different verdicts, but here is what exactly the smartphone looks like.
Honor 8 Lite Design and Specs
The name says it all; the smartphone weighs about 147 grams and is lighter in weight compared to Honor 8. For a medium range device, its metal and glass design gives it a classy and elegant look. It is 147.2×72.94×7.6mm in dimension which happens to be marginally larger than Honor 8. Kirin 655 SoC has powered Honor 8 Lite. The smartphone comes with a 3GB RAM with a storage capacity of 16GB which can be extended to 128GB with a microSD card. The smartphone features 5.2 inches 1080×1920 pixels full HD LTPS display which is sheltered by a curved glass. The fingerprint scanner is present for the security of your smartphone.
The camera has an 8-megapixel front and a 12-megapixel rear camera. The selfie camera comes with a 77-degree wide angle lens, so no face is cut out while you are taking a group selfie. The rear camera comes with autofocus, LED flash and an f/2.2 aperture. The software is a higher version – Honor 8 was EMUI 4.1 based on Marshmallow whereas Honor 8 Lite come in EMUI 5.0 with Android 7.0 Nougat. There is a 3000mAh non-removable battery present which will easily last for a day. The phone comes with a Micro USB port, using which you can recharge your device. The device has been enabled with the fast charging technology – 9V/2A.
The sensors on the Honor 8 Lite comprise of an accelerometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor. You have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as connectivity options. The phone comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack which would support your old headphones too. Honor 8 Lite will be available in white, blue, black and gold. For now, the black and white variants will be available. Those who are looking for blue and gold variants would have to wait for few more weeks.
Price of Honor 8 Lite
Honor 8 Lite is a mid-range smartphone, and the company has priced it reasonably. The smartphone is available for €269 in Finland which is about $290.
The reviews about its performance are yet to be revealed, but with the success of Honor 8, we could expect Honor 8 Lite to be equally good. The phone has been made with better specs and is up to date with the latest technology than its predecessor. For those who missed on the Honor 8 for its price, Honor 8 Lite is here!