The Honor 9 Lite features a 5.65-inch FHD+ display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, as well as the all-important 18:9 aspect ratio.
Pricing for the Honor 9 Lite has been confirmed at £199 (the Honor 9 currently retails for £279), and is available now in Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black and Glacier Grey colourways from Amazon, Argos, Very, AO.com and John Lewis. Other than that, it looks to come with dual-cameras on the back and front with the back having a 16MP + 2MP configuration and on the front is an 8MP sensor for both the cameras.
The Honor 9 Lite is actually the second smartphone in Huawei's budget sub-brand lineup to sport the "Lite" branding - the company unveiled the Honor 8 Lite previous year for a handful of markets in Asia. According to Honor this helps produce professional-looking images with natural bokeh effects on both the front and the back.
The casing of the Honor 9 Lite is constructed from 2.5D glass, which is integrated with a nano-scale optical coating.
The Honor 9 Lite is powered by the company's own Kirin 659 chipset and 3GB RAM, with 32GB of internal storage.
The rear camera setup is the same, but Honor does note that this pair also support HDR capture - which should improve low light photography. It'll ship running Android 8.0 Oreo, with Huawei's EMUI 8.0 skin plastered on top. Fortunately, it does seem to inherit the Honor 7X's 18:9 screen, though with a tad more bezels. As with the Honor 7X before it, it is a little disappointing that the Honor 9 Lite has to make do with a MicroUSB 2.0 charging port instead of USB Type-C. That being said, it shouldn't be a deal-breaker for its target audience this time around.
It's time for smartphone enthusiasts to cheer up as the most loved budget smartphone, Honor 9 Lite will go again on flash sale today, 6th February on Flipkart.in at 12 noon. What do you think of the Honor 9 Lite? He now carries a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0.