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Honor 9 Lite launched, quad cameras in tow

The Honor 9 Lite. (Source: Honor)
The Honor 9 Lite. (Source: Honor)
Honor has released the Honor 9 Lite, with the device featuring four cameras, while shipping with a price tag as low as US$180.

Honor recently declared its intentions to bring its lineup of devices to Latin America next year, and it looks like the lineup itself is growing, with the company launching the new Honor 9 Lite in China yesterday.

For those not in the know, the Honor line is the company's main flagship line, with the Honor 9 that was released earlier in the year being the company's flagship device for 2017—a high value for money device that best represents Honor's take on the market. The Lite versions of the Honor series offer mid-range specifications at much lower price tags, and the Honor 9 Lite continues that tradition.

In terms of design, the device looks like a mash-up between the Honor 9 and the recently released Honor 7X. It adopts the new 18:9 FullView display, which forces it to dump the front-facing fingerprint sensor seen on the Honor 9, relocating it to the back. Unlike the 7X, however, it has no antenna lines running through the camera sensors, making for a cleaner look.

The Honor 9 Lite will be available in three different flavors: 3/32 GB, 4/32 GB, and 4/64 GB, with a base price tag equivalent to US$180. The device sports a FHD+ 5.65-inch display, which would make it a great option for lovers of smaller-sized devices, as the 18:9 aspect ratio effectively gives it the feel of a traditional 5.2-inch device. 

It's powered by the Kirin 659, and the accompanying Mali T830-MP2 GPU, runs on the Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 out of the box, with a 3000 mAh battery for juice, and Huawei's SuperCharge for fast charging. On the camera side of things, both the rear and front setups feature 13 MP + 2 MP sensors, with the smaller sensors, we believe, acting as depth sensors for bokeh.


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