Today Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched the Honor 8 Lite in India. The smartphone initially had been launched in Finland in February. Like all the Lite variants in Honor’s product stack of smartphones, the Honor 8 Lite is descended of the full-fat Honor 8. Carrying the price tag of ₹17,999 the smartphone further fleshes out the Honor line-up of Honor smartphones on offer in the country.
Due to its pedigree being based on the Honor 8, the Honor 8 Lite looks a lot like its more expensive senior sibling. The chassis is an all metal design with 2.5D curved-edge glass clad all over it. The smartphone does not feature any physical home button on the front instead relying on onscreen navigation buttons. The power button and volume rocker are on the right side of the frame while the hybrid-SIM tray is on the left side. The bottom of the phone has two speaker grills cut out with a microUSB 2.0 slot for charging and connectivity while the top of the frame features a 3.5mm audio jack. Up-front the device is dominated by the 5.2-inch display with extremely thin bezels on the sides but a substantial chin and forehead which houses the selfie camera, earpiece and notification light. At the rear, we can see the primary camera and LED-flash along with a fingerprint scanner.
For hardware specifications, the Honor 8 Lite features a HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core SoC coupled with a Mali T830MP2 GPU. The company has launched the model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage which is further expandable via a microSD card (up to 128 GB). The display on the smartphone is a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080 x1920) IPS LCD panel. For the rear camera, the Honor 8 Lite has a 12-megapixel sensor with a f/2.2 aperture, autofocus and LED-flash. For selfie duties, it has an 8-megapixel sensor with a 77° wide-angle lens. This makes the Honor 8 Lite comparable to the Huawei P8 Lite (2017) with one major difference, the former is running on EMUI 5.0 which is a custom skinned version based on Android v.7.0, Nougat. Powering all this hardware is a 3000mAh non-removable battery. Currently only the Black coloured variant of the smartphone would be available with the Blue coloured variant expected shortly.
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