As expected, the much- anticipated Honor 10 Lite has been launched in India on January 15, 2019, at an event conducted in New Delhi. Just a couple of weeks ago, the Honor 10 Lite has been listed on Flipkart revealing the key specifications and design. To recall, it was initially launched in China in November in the previous year. The highlights of the Honor 10 Lite include 24MP selfie snapper, HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC and Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. It comes with a trending "dewdrop" display notch that houses front-facing camera.
In India, the Honor 10 Lite comes with a starting price of Rs. 13,999 for 4GB RAM variant and goes up to Rs. 17,999 for 6GB RAM variant. It has been launched in Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, and Sky Blue color options. Interestingly, the Sky Blue color option comes with a gradient finish on the rear panel. It will go on sale from January 20 at Flipkart and HiHonor India store, while the sale will commence at 12 AM (Midnight) IST.
To recall, the Honor 10 Lite was launched in China at a starting price of CNY 1399 (approximately Rs. 14,370) for the base 4GB RAM / 64GB model, while the 6GB RAM / 64GB storage model costs CNY 1699 (approximately Rs. 17,450). The price of Honor 10 Lite goes up to CNY 1899 for high- end 6GB RAM/128GB model.
The Honor 10 Lite is to be the successor of the Honor 9 Lite that was launched in the Indian market in January 2018. Nearly 1.5 million units of the Honor 9 Lite had been sold by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer till now, the company claims. Furthermore, it was considered the most popular smartphones for the year 2018 on Flipkart.
The Honor 10 Lite features a metallic frame along with a curved glass panel that has a bigger 6.21-inch Full HD + display. On the top of the bezels, the smartphone has water drop-shaped notch for the selfie camera. To perform the hardware activities, the smartphone has HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset which is coupled with 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB int-ernal storage.
The Honor 10 Lite has been embedded with features such as AI Shopping and Calorie Detection that can be performed via camera sensors to render better experience to the users. Additionally, the device comes with AI Enhanced calls feature which provides better voice during the voice calls.
In the Indian market, it is available in two storage configuration 4GB RAM+64GB inbuilt storage and 6GB of RAM+64GB inbuilt storage, while in China it is available in three storage configurations: 4GB RAM+64GB ROM, 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM and 6GB RAM+128GB ROM. The smartphone supports microSD card which allows users to extend data up to 512GB. As a part of the software, the Honor 10 Lite runs on the latest Operating System i.e., Android 9.0 Pie layered with EMUI 9.0 on top.
As far as camera specifications are concerned, the Honor 10 Lite comes with a dual rear camera setup that consists of a 13MP primary sensor featuring an aperture lens of f/1.8 and a 2MP secondary sensor. For selfies and video calling, the Honor 10 Lite has a 24MP selfie snapper with an aperture of f/2.0. The camera app is preloaded with AI-powered capabilities such as facial recognition and light fusion features to deliver better photography experience. Furthermore, AI scene recognition feature is available on the Honor 10 Lite which is touted to detect eight different scenes such as sky, beach, plant, flower, stage, night, room, and snow.
The Honor 10 Lite gets rear-mounted fingerprint scanner which helps to unlock the device. The smartphone gets a dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), GPS + GLONASS, micro USB support, a 3.5 mm audio jack as the connectivity options. Under the hood, the Honor 10 Lite it is powered by a 3,400mAh battery. The dimensions of the smartphone are 154.8x73.64x7.95mm.