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HONOR 10 Lite hits India: Kirin 710, 24MP selfie camera for 14,000 rupees

The HONOR 10 Lite enters a competitive market this month, but it has quite a few upgrades over the HONOR 9 Lite.

Published onJanuary 15, 2019

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The HONOR 10 Lite is a pretty solid mid-range smartphone, and you’ll soon be able to get the device if you live in India.

Yep, the HUAWEI sub-brand has brought the phone to the Indian market, and sales start on January 20 via Flipkart and So what are you getting if you splash out on the handset?

Perhaps the most prominent upgrade compared to the HONOR 9 Lite is the Kirin 710 chipset (four Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores), which is a big power boost in theory over the ageing Kirin 659 (eight Cortex-A53 cores) used in the older device.

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Other noteworthy changes include a 24MP selfie camera (no 13MP+2MP dual selfie setup here), a 3,400mAh battery (up from a 3,000mAh pack), and a 6.21-inch full HD+ LCD screen with a waterdrop notch. The 24MP selfie camera in particular is a massive resolution upgrade, and with single-camera portrait modes making big strides, a secondary selfie camera for depth effects is arguably starting to look redundant.

There are still a few holdovers from the HONOR 9 Lite though, such as the 13MP+2MP rear camera pairing, microUSB connectivity (why?), a headphone jack (yay), and microSD expansion up to 512GB.

The HONOR 10 Lite starts at 14,999 rupees (~$211) for the 4GB/64GB variant, while the 6GB/64GB model will set you back 17,999 rupees (~$253). It’s a pretty attractive deal, although devices like the ~$150 Redmi Note 7 could potentially steal HONOR’s thunder if/when Indian launch details are revealed.

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