Huawei's Honor brand has extended its smartphone lineup with the launch of the new Honor 8 Lite. As its name suggests, Honor 8 Lite is lighter version of Honor 8 which was launched a year ago for Rs. 29,999. Color options include Blue and Black - in India, the latter will be available at launch, while the former will be made available at a later date. The Honor 8 Lite will come with 15 month service warranty along with Honor's signature door pick-up and drop after sale facilities. Apart from the dual rear setup, the Honor 8 Lite also misses out on a Laser Autofocus technology.
Honor 8 Lite runs on the new EMUI 5.0 based on Android 7.0, which according to the company features an intelligent learning system for achieving optimal performance by allocating resources according to users' needs and prioritizing apps based on users' behavior over time.
The device comes with 2.5D glass in the front and back to give a premium look and feel. The smartphone offers an internal storage of 64 GB which is expandable using a microSD card (up to 128 GB). Also, the Honor 8 Lite has two speaker grilles on the bottom and its 3.5mm audio socket on the top.
Moving to the camera department, there is a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calls.
P Sanjeev, Vice President- Sales, Huawei India Consumer Business Group said "The Honor 8 Lite is set to revolutionize the sub-20K segment". The primary camera of the smartphone is also equipped with 1.25μm large pixel size, and a BSI CMOS sensor, which helps in low light photography. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 77-degree wide angle lens. This phone is ideal for consumers looking for a power packed phone with stunning design.
The Honor 8 Lite is a trim down variant of the Honor 8, it sports a 5.2-inches Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display and is powered by the Huawei's very own Kirin 655 SoC clocked at 2.1GHz Octa-Core 16nm processor with Mali T830-MP2 GPU. The Honor 8 Lite will be initially available in Premium Black colour variant first, with the blue variant coming later this month. There is 3000mAh battery that can keep the device running for one whole day. It measures 137.2 x 72.94 x 7.6 mm and weighs 147 grams.