In a press conference in New Delhi, Honor launched the Honor 9 Lite in India. The smartphone packs in four cameras – front and rear dual cameras – similar to Honor 9i that was launched a couple of months ago.

We are excited to bring to our customers the latest offering Honor 9 Lite. Boasting not only advanced camera setup but also elegant and superior unibody glass design, the Honor 9 Lite will prove to be an all-around package. We are delighted to bring this phone to the consumers with our latest EMUI 8.0 designed in the India R&D Center.

– P Sanjeev, Vice President – Sales, Consumer Business Group, Honor India

Honor 9 Lite Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0
  • Display: 5.65-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1440) IPS | 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor, clocked at up to 2.36GHz
  • Storage: 32/64 GB; expandable up to 256 GB with microSD card
  • RAM: 3/4 GB
  • Front Camera: 13 MP + 2MP with LED flash | F2.0 wide aperture
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP + 2MP with LED flash | PDAF
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh | Smart Power 5.0

Honor 9 Lite is available in three color variants – Sapphire Blue, Glacier Grey, and Midnight Black – and the 3 GB + 32 GB variant is priced at ₹10,999 ($172) while the 4 GB + 64 GB variant is priced at ₹14,999 ($235). The Honor 9 Lite will come with a complimentary back cover. Honor has announced the pricing basis a confusing campaign where the first one million customers of Honor 9 Lite would get an instant discount on the ‘original price’ of ₹11,999.

The smartphone will be available for purchase from January 21, 12 midnight onwards via flash sales exclusively on Flipkart.com.

What are your thoughts on this new smartphone by Honor, and how does it compare with the Honor 7x and Honor 9i? Tell us in the comments!