Huawei’s Honor division today announced a new smartphone and a downgraded variant of the Honor 8 smartphone called Honor 8 Lite featuring mid-range specifications. The device is currently available in Finland priced at 269 Euros (around $290) without contract in the country and is also available with contract via different carriers. It comes with Gold, Blue, Black and White color options and comes with a metal frame. This device comes with a single rear camera instead of a dual camera found on Honor 8 smartphone launched last year.
The Huawei Honor 8 Lite comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and is powered by a octa-core Kirin 655 ( 4 x 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz) 16nm processor with Mali T830-MP2 GPU. It has 3GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage capacity which is expandable up to 128GB with microSD card slot. It runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat OS with EMUI 5.0 on top and also supports hybrid Dual-SIMs.
It features a 12-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It also features a fingerprint sensor on the rear side and features a good 3000mAh battery with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS connectivity options. It measures 147.2 x 72.94 x 7.6mm and weights 147 grams.
To recall, the Honor 8 was announced with a 5.2-inch full HD 2.5D curved glass display, octa-core Kirin 950 (2.3GHz 4 x A72 + 1.8GHz 4 x A53) 16nm processor with Mali T880-MP4 GPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage, 4GB RAM, 32GB / 64GB internal storage options and microSD card expandable storage up to 128GB, Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) OS out of the box with EMUI 4.1, a 12-megapixel dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3000mAh battery.