Honor 10 Lite launches with a very tiny notch, Kirin 710, and $200 starting price

Huawei Honor 10 Lite

Following a string of rumors, the Honor 10 Lite, a stripped down version of the Honor 10 has finally seen the light in China. Though the specs have been ratcheted down, it very much inspired from its higher-end version in terms of design. On the inside, however, the Honor 10 Lite resembles the Honor 8X, which was launched in September this year.

The Honor 10 Lite features a 6.21-inch full HD+ 1080p display and is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC — boosted by GPU Turbo 2.0 — coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable up to 512GB via microSD card.

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The front camera is the highlight of the device. It is of 24MP resolution with f/2.0 aperture. Boosted with AI, the selfie camera does the pixel-binning as well as recognizing up to eight different scenes. It keeps on improving by self-learning from our selfies over the course of time. At the back, it tacks on a dual-camera setup which includes a 13MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor.

On the software side of things, the Honor 10 Lite runs Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0 laid on top. A 3400mAh battery keeps the entire things ticking.

The Honor Lite is priced at CNY 1,399 (Approx. INR 14, 300) for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant while the 6GB RAM/64GB storage bundle can be snagged at a price of CNY 1,699 (Approx. INR 17,450). Into the mix, there is also a top-end model with 6GB RAM/128GB storage, costing CNY 1,899 (Approx. INR. 19,500).

The tear-drop notch on the Honor 10 Lite looks quite decent while the back is quite fanciful with gradient color. The smartphone is, however, available in three paint jobs: Midnight Black, Lily White, Gradient Blue, and Gradient Red. Honor team is also packing in a transparent case with the device.

While the pre-ordering is currently on, the Honor 10 Lite will hit the shelves in China (only) tomorrow i.e. November 22. The device will be available through both online and offline channels.

Honor 10 Lite price

The device is available only in China on launch, with the following pricing.

  • 4/64GB variant – CNY1,399 ($200/€175/INR 14,500)
  • 6/64GB variant – CNY1,699 ($245/€215/INR 17,500)
  • 6/128 GB variant – CNY1,899 ($275/€240/INR 19,500)

So far, there is no word for its availability in India. But in the case of Honor smartphones, it is a foregone conclusion that they will invariably be carried over to the country, sooner or later. Hope there will be an official announcement in this regard in near future.

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