Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched Honor 8 Lite, its latest mid-range smartphone in India. It was introduced back in February in China and packs a 5.2-inch Full HD (1080p) 2.5D curved glass display, is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 655 (64-bit) 16nm Octa-Core processor with i5 coprocessor, has 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable internal storage and runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.0 on top.

"Honor 8 Lite Black"

In terms of camera, it has a 12-megapixel rear camera with BSI CMOS sensor, LED Flash and an 8-megapixel front camera with 77-degree wide-angle lens. It comes with a metal frame with glass back design, fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a 3000mAh battery.

Honor 8 Lite specifications:

  • 5.2-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) IPS LCD 2.5D curved glass display
  • HiSilicon Kirin 655 (64-bit) SoC with Octa-core (4 x 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz) CPU
  • Mali T830-MP2 GPU
  • 64GB Internal storage, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) with EMUI 5.0
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+ nano/microSD)
  • 4G VoLTE, 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 rear camera with BSI CMOS sensor, 1.25um pixel size, PDAF, LED Flash, 1080p video recording
  • 8MP front camera, 77-degree wide-angle lens, 1080p video recording
  • Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, E-compass, Ambient Light, Gravity sensor
  • Non-removable 3000mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 147.2 x 72.94 x 7.6mm
  • Weight: 147 grams
  • Color: Premium Black, Blue

The Honor 8 Lite is priced at Rs. 17,999 and will be available offline through all Honor partner stores across the country starting tomorrow, May 12th. It will be available in Premium Black color initially, followed up by blue color later this month.

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Commenting on the launch, P Sanjeev, Vice President- Sales, Huawei India Consumer Business Group said:

“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 The 8 Lite is a refreshing change from the current selfie offing that run on outdated chipsets; and provides users a device that is awe-inspiring both in looks and performance.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.

We and our channel partners are very excited to launch this product and are sure that the Indian offline consumer will fall in love on their first glance at the all new Honor 8 Lite.”