It seems that the Chinese smartphone maker, Huawei, couldn’t wait for MWC 2017 event to their new smartphone, and instead Huawei brought their new smartphone, Honor 8 Lite out for the quiet debut ahead of time.
The Honor 8 Lite can be seen as a downgrade from its predecessor, the Honor 8, when it just features a 5.2-inch LPTS Full HD display covered by 2.5D curved glass. Inside is the Huawei’s in-house developed Kirin 655 mid-range octa-core SoC powering the handset, with the Mali-T830MP2 GPU- slightly weaker than Kirin 950 on its predecessor. The chipset will be packed with 3GB RAM and one option for internal storage: 16GB, which can expand via micro SD card (up to 128GB). It will have two SIM card slots.
At the back of the Honor 8 Lite is a 12MP main camera sensor, coupled with phase-detection tech, auto focus, f 2.2 and an LED flash. On the front is equipped with an 8MP resolution camera with for taking selfies and video callings. Other smart connectivity on the Honor 8 Lite such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, GPS with GLONASS, Micro USB 2.0… are also included. A 3000mAh battery with the support for fast charging will remain all features of the device. The fingerprint scanner is placed at the back below the camera, which is claimed to unlock in just 0.21 seconds. The smartphone will go on sale with four color options: Gold, Black, White, and Blue. The phone will run on EMUI 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat when out of box.
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The Honor 8 Lite is now available for pre-order in Finland and officially goes on sale on February 17th. There is no information yet on when the device will land on the US or other markets. The smartphone’s price will be 269 EUR in Finland, which is equivalent to $290 USD.