Huawei’s Honor brand has launched a toned down variant of the Honor 8 smartphone. Called the Honor 8 Lite, the smartphone has been launched in China. The Lite version comes with a single 12 mega pixel rear camera and a less powerful processor compared to the Honor 8. Rest all other specifications of both smartphones are identical.
Under the hood, the Honor 8 Lite packs an octa-core Kirin 655 processor paired with Mali-T830 GPU. On the front, it features a 5.2-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution. On the software front, the phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat wrapped under EMUI 5.0.
The smartphone packs 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal memory and supports expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD card. On the camera front, the phone sports a 12 mega pixel camera on the rear with LED flash. There is also an 8 mega pixel front facing camera for capturing selfies and making video calls. Fueled by a 3000mAh battery, it measures 147.2×72.94×7.6 mm and weighs 147 grams. It is a hybrid dual SIM phone and comes with a fingerprint sensor for additional security. The Honor 8 on the other hand, comes with Kirin 950 chipset and sports dual 12 mega pixel cameras on the back.
Honor 8 Lite: Specifications & Features
- Processor: Octa-core Kirin 655
- GPU: Mali-T830
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0
- Display: 5.2-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels resolution, 2.5D curved glass)
- RAM: 3GB/4GB
- Storage: 32GB / 64GB (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card)
- Rear Camera: 12 mega pixel with LED flash, PDAF
- Front Camera: 8 mega pixel
- Battery: 3000mAh
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS
- Dimensions: 147.2×72.94×7.6 mm
- Weight: 147 grams
- Hybrid Dual SIM
- Fingerprint sensor
Price & Availability
The Honor 8 Lite carries a price tag of CNY 1099 (approximately Rs. 10,700) for the 3GB RAM+32GB storage version, CNY 1399 (approximately Rs. 13,600) for the 4GB RAM+32GB storage variant and CNY 1599 (approximately Rs. 15,500) for the 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant. It is up for pre-order in China and will go on sale starting February 28, 2017. The phone comes in Blue, White, Gold and Black color options.