Honor 8 Lite with EMUI 5 launches in India
Huawei has officially announced the launch of Honor 8 Lite in India. The device was unveiled in February this year in a press event in China.
Honor 8 Lite looks very similar to the Honor 8 launched last year. It sports a metal frame and a glass back giving it an overall premium look. However, the Honor 8 Lite is a mid-range device and that fantastic flatback dual-camera setup that we saw on the Honor 8 is missing in this younger sibling.
The Honor 8 Lite is set to revolutionize the sub-20K segment. This phone is ideal for consumers looking for a power packed phone with stunning design. The 8 Lite is a refreshing change from the current selfie offing that run on outdated chipsets; and provides users a device that is awe-inspiring both in looks and performance. Running on powerful Kirin 655 octa-core chipset backed by a 4GB RAM+64GB ROM, running on the latest Android Nougat, the Honor 8 Lite, is the best smartphone choice for consumers.
– P Sanjeev, Vice President- Sales, Huawei India Consumer Business Group
Honor 8 Lite Specifications
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0
- Processor: Octa-core Kirin 655 (4 x 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz)
- Display: 13.2cm (5.2-inch) Full HD (1080 x 1920)
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal Storage: 64 GB; expandable up to 128 GB with a microSD card
- Rear Camera: 12 MP rear camera with LED Flash
- Front Camera: 8MP with 77-degrees wide-angle lens
- Battery: 3,000 mAh
Honor 8 Lite is the first device in the market from the company with EMUI 5.0 out-of-the-box. While globally the phone has been launched in different RAM and storage variants, in India, the company has launched only the high-end 4GB + 64GB memory variant.
The Honor 8 Lite will be available in Premium Black color initially, followed by a blue color variant later this month. Priced at ₹17,999 ($279) , the Honor 8 Lite will go on sale starting tomorrow across Honor partner stores across India.
What are your thoughts on the Honor 8 Lite and its pricing, since it lands amidst a crowded mid-range segment of smartphones? Tell us in the comments.