Before 2017 totally comes to a close, Huawei hopes to make another dent in the Chinese mobile market by launching the Honor 9 Lite. This is something we’ve been expecting since a new model appeared on TENAA last week. It’s been almost six months since the standard Honor 9 was unveiled in China and started making an impression with the 6GB RAM and up to 128GB onboard storage. The phone soon got a teardown, reached Europe countries, and the Robin Blue color variant.

A formal launch event was held in Huawei’s home country this week showing off the new Honor phone. The Honor 9 Lite is the watered-down version of the Honor 9. The Lite phone is said to be the “Youth Edition”. It comes equipped with the following: a 5.65-inch screen, 18:9 display with Full HD+ resolution, dual cameras on both front and rear, 3000mAh battery with Super Charge, and a 2.36 GHz octa-core Kirin 659 processor.

Two variants will be available: a 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and a 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. If those are not enough, you can always take advantage of the microSD card slot.

The Honor 9 Lite runs on Emotion UI which is already based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The phone may be “lite” but it is perfect for the young generation. Both 13MP and 2MP dual cameras are found on the back and front. The phone is capable of 1080p video recording.

When it comes to pricing, the Honor 9 Lite’s 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant will be CNY1,199 which is around $182. There’s also the 4GB RAM and 32GB model that costs CNY1,499 ($227). Color options include Magic Nightfall, Seagull Gray, Pearl White, and Navy Blue.

As expected, the Honor 9 Lite will be ready in China this coming December 26. Other key markets like UK, Russia, and India will also receive the smartphone.

SOURCE: HONOR