12 May, 2017
The Honor 8 Lite runs with the innovative EMUI 5.0 interface featuring an intelligent learning system, which achieves optimal performance by allocating resources according to users' needs and prioritizing apps based on users' behavior over time. The exterior is all made of metal with 2.5 D curved-edge glass both on the back and front. The Honor 8 Lite is also the first to push out with huawei brand new EMUI 5. As the name suggests, Honor 8 Lite is the stripped down version of the Honor 8 smartphone. It is powered by a 64 bit 2.1GHz Octa Core HiSilicon Kirin 655 Processor with 4GB of RAM. And just like the Honor 8, this also comes with a very elegant design which catches the eye with its reflective back. It includes an internal storage of 64GB which can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. Unlike the original Honor 8, which featured a dual rear camera setup, Honor 8 Lite settles for a 12-megapixel shooter on the rear.
The handset will go on sale from 12 May via offline retailer in India and will be available in two finishes, Premium Black and Blue. 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 initially available in Premium Black colour variant first, with the blue variant coming later this month. The Honor 8 Lite will come with 15 month service warranty, along with Honor's door pick-up and drop after sales facilities. That said, the smartphone features an 8MP front facing camera for clicking 77-degree wide-angle selfies.
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In terms of connectivity, this dual SIM smartphone offers 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and microUSB port for charging and data transfer. Moreover, the phone runs on a non-removable 3000mAh battery and there's a rear fingerprint scanner available as well. The primary camera of the smartphone is also equipped with 1.25μm large pixel size, and a BSI CMOS sensor, which helps in low light photography. The smartphone weighs 147 grams and is 7.6mm thin.