Huawei announced Mate 9, its latest flagship smartphone at an event in Munich, Germany earlier this month, and now the company has introduced a cheaper variant of this smartphone, called Mate 9 Lite with dual rear camera setup. It comes with a 12-megapixel main camera with 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF for quick focus in 0.3 second along with a 2-megapixel secondary camera for capturing depth information. On the front it has an 8-megapixel camera.

"Huawei Mate 9 Lite"

The Mate 9 Lite packs a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 655 (64-bit) Octa-core processor, has 3GB/4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of expandable internal storage and runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1 on top. It has a unibody metal design, fingerprint sensor on the back, hybrid dual SIM slot that lets you use the secondary SIM slot as a microSD card slot when required and packs a 3340mAh battery.

Huawei Mate 9 Lite specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display
  • HiSilicon Kirin 655 (64-bit) SoC with Octa-core (4 x 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz) CPU
  • Mali-T830MP2 GPU
  • 3GB / 4GB RAM
  • 32GB / 64GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1
  • Hybird Dual SIM (nano SIM + nano SIM / microSD)
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, micro USB 2.0, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack
  • 12MP + 2MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, 1.25μm pixel size, PDAF, 1080p video recording
  • 8MP front camera, 1080p
  • Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, E-compass, Ambient Light, Hall sensor
  • Non-removable 3340mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 150.9 × 76.2 × 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 162 grams
  • Colors: Gray, Gold, Silver
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There is no details about the pricing or availability yet.