Huawei’s subsidized brand Honor has been one of the key smartphone vendors in the Indian market. From Honor 8 to Honor 6X, all of their smartphones have gotten positive responses and are also very popular. The brand has been mostly focusing on design, camera, and battery. For the last one year, Honor has mostly focused on camera-centric smartphones.
Last year, the company launched a new mid-range smartphone; Honor 9i, which was, in fact, the first ever smartphone to feature 4 cameras. At the start of January, the company also released another camera-centric smartphone; Honor 7X, which is the upgraded version of last year’s very popular smartphone Honor 6X.
A couple of days ago, Honor teased a new smartphone through their social networking pages. From the looks of it, the devices seem to look quite identical to the Honor 9. So most probably the new smartphone which the company has been teasing could be a lighter and affordable version of the flagship device; Honor 9.
Honor will most certainly launch the device as Honor 9 Lite. Being the lighter and smaller version of the flagship, the device will be a mid-range segment smartphone.
It’s kind of surprising and confusing to see Honor coming with a new smartphone in the mid-range segment, given the fact that within the last 2 months, they have launched two new mid-range smartphones Honor 9i and Honor 7X.
Honor 9i is priced at 17,999, whereas their most latest launch Honor 7X is priced at Rs 12,999. Hence, for Honor to launch another new smartphone doesn’t make sense. However, with all the rumors it’s sure that Honor is launching another smartphone with 4 cameras.
The specification of the device will be quite similar to the already present smartphone; Honor 9i.
So, here are expected specification of the new upcoming smartphone from Honor i.e. Honor 9 Lite:
The new upcoming Honor 9 Lite will feature an edge to edge display having an 18:9 display ratio, hence, it will feature a bezel-less display.
The screen size is expected to between 5.5-inch to 5-7-inches. When it comes to resolution, like the Honor 7X, the new Honor 9 Lite is expected to have a full HD+ resolution. As far as protection is concerned, the display will be having a Corning Gorilla Glass protection but whether it will be Corning Gorilla Glass 4 or 5 is still unspecified.
As stated earlier, the Honor 9 Lite will feature the similar hardware configuration which we saw in the Honor 9i or 7X. The chipset is expected to be their new HiSilicon Krin 659 octa-core chipset coupled with 3 or 4 GB of RAM.
When it comes to ROM, the Honor 9 Lite will have either 32 GB or 64 GB variant model. Overall, from the news sources, the Honor 9 Lite will feature a solid hardware configuration.
Honor has claimed that the upcoming smartphone will be loved by those who enjoy clicking selfies. The company has already stated their new smartphone will be a camera-centric smartphone. Like the Honor 9i, the front will get a dual camera setup which may have a 13MP + 2 MP setup, whereas at the back you will get a 16 MP + 2 MP setup.
Both the cameras will let you shoot pictures having the boqure effect.
Given the fact that the Honor 9 Lite is a lighter version of the flagship device, the Honor 9 Lite will feature the latest Android OS I.e. Android v 8. (Oreo).
As far as battery is concerned, the Honor 9 Lite is expected to feature a 3500 mAh – 4000 mAh battery, which will easily give you 12 days of usage.
Honor is known for pricing their device aggressively, so the Honor 9 Lite will be priced between 14K to 17 K. According to rumors, the device will be exclusively available via online retailer Flipkart.