The Honor 9 Lite is launching in Europe, armed with a 18:9 5.65" screen and a quad-camera set up.
The Honor 9 Lite's front camera features a 13MP + 2MP dual-lens system
and PDAF fast focus, designed to deliver images with hardware-level bokeh effects. Moreover, a secondary 2MP sensor supports panorama selfie, gesture control shooting, and built-in effects. An upgraded beauty algorithm can recognize facial contours and features and customize beauty effects by gender.
As in the case of the Honor 7X, the new Honor 9 Lite is powered by a 16nm Kirin 659 chipset fabricated in a 16-nanometer process. It is sporting two clusters of quad-core A53's running at respectively 2.36 and 1.7GHz. The phone comes with 3GB of LPDDR3 and the GPU is also a lower-end Mali T830MP2 at 900MHz.
The Honor 9 Lite has 5.65" FullView FHD+ (2160x1080) display screen with a high screen-to-body ratio. Huaewi says that the phone still has the handling of a traditional 5.2" phone as the width comes in at 71.9mm.
Both the front and the back of the phone employ 2.5D glass, with the back glass covered in a special nano-coating to give it a mirror-like effect.
Huawei's fourth-generation fingerprint identification technology speeds up the unlock process to 0.25 seconds - and machine learning technology means the more you use your phone, the faster it unlocks. Chip-level security prevents stealing biometric information, with fingerprint data stored in isolated encrypted storage.
In terms of connectivity the device lacks 802.11ac capability. It offers all the required European LTE frequency bands for optimal operation in the European market. It also comes with a microUSB port and is powered by a 3000mAh battery, which allow you to go a whole day on a single charge. With six power-saving features help you keep going, you can enjoy 86 hours offline music listening or 13 hours offline video watching, according to Huwaei.
The Honor 9 Lite becomes available from Amazon and UK retailers starting today, priced at €229 or £199.
Honor has also launched a limited edition red version of the Honor 7X. For those not familiar with the device, it os sporting a 5.93" 18:9 FHD+ display and is powered by the Kirin 659 chipset. The device comes at an affordable price of $199 and is available now directly from the Honor online shop.