12 February 2019
Honor, Huawei’s sub-brand, has announced a stripped down version of its Honor 10 smartphone. The new phone, Honor 10 Lite features a 6.21-inch screen with a water drop notch at the top, Kirin 710 SoC, 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The new mid-range smartphone draws a lot of inspiration from the higher-end sibling in terms of design. The large 6.21-inches display comes with a 2340*1080 pixel resolution with 19:5:9 aspect ratio and a 2.5D curved glass on top. The phone is powered by an Octa-core Kirin 710 SoC with ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU.
The Honor 10 Lite comes with more than a couple of RAM options and internal storage option with a 4GB RAM variant comes with 64GB storage, a 6GB RAM and 64GB variant while the top of the line version has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The storage can be further expanded up to 256GB via a micro SD card. The phone runs on EMUI 9.0 on top of Android 9 Pie out of the box and comes with GPU Turbo for a better gaming experience.
In terms of optics, the Honor 10 Lite has a dual rear camera setup with the primary sensor being a 13-megapixel sensor with a f/1.8 aperture along with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor for depth sensing with AI portraits and AI scene detection for detection for 22 different scenes. There is a 24-megapixel sensor with a f/2.0 aperture for selfies.
It also has a 3.5mm audio jack and is powered by a 3400 mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, the phone comes with a hybrid sim slot supporting two micro sim cards or sim and a micro SD card. The phone comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz) and GPS + GLONASS for navigation.
Talking about the pricing, the Honor 10 Lite is priced at CNY 1399 or USD 200 for the 4GB/64GB variant, the 6GB RAM/64GB storage version is priced at CNY 1699 or USD 245 while the top of the line variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced at CNY 1899 or USD 274. The phone comes in Midnight Black, White, Gradiant Blue, and Gradiant Red colors. It is now available for pre-order and goes on sale in China from November 22nd.