Honor 10 Lite announced with Kirin 710, 6.2-inch display

Honor 10 Lite announced with Kirin 710, 6.2-inch display

As of lately, Honor has been on a streak. Despite their ups and downs, they’ve managed to launch several devices in the past few months, notably the Honor Magic 2, their own take on a “fully bezel-less” phone with a slider camera. But one of their most notable smartphones so far this year has been, as expected, the Honor 10. It was pretty similar to the Huawei P20 smartphones in most aspects, sans a few differences such as the camera and the external design. It was a no-brainer, then, to see Honor launching a more modest version of their Honor 10 flagship, replicating the original’s highlights while keeping costs on the lower end of the spectrum.


Honor has recently taken the stage, again, to launch the Honor 10 Lite, a midrange version of the Honor 10. Read on to know more about it.

Honor 10 Lite in Gradient Red and Gradient Blue.

Honor 10 Lite Specifications

Category Honor 10 Lite
Size 154.8mm x 73.64mm x 7.95mm, 162g
CPU HiSilicon Kirin 710
GPU ARM Mali-G51 MP4
Rear Cameras 13MP (f/1.8)+ 2MP w/ LED flash
Front Camera 24MP (f/2.0)
Storage 64GB/128GB, expandable up to 512GB via microSD
Display 6.2-inch 1080×2340 19.5:9 TFT LCD display, 415 PPI
Audio 3.5mm headphone jack, speaker, FM Radio
Battery 3,400mAh battery w/ fast charging
Ports USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
Fingerprint scanner Yes (rear-mounted)
Software Android 9 Pie (EMUI 9.0.1)
Connectivity Dual nano SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz/5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
LTE with VoLTE
Colors Gradient Blue, Gradient Red, Night Black, Lily White
Pricing Starting at CNY1,399, up to CNY1,899
Availability November 21

The Honor 10 Lite isn’t directly a “modest” version of the Honor 10 in the way you’d expect it to be. But there’s no denying it serves as an awesome midrange offering from Huawei/Honor. The device features the Kirin 710 processor, which is set to power most Huawei/Honor midrange/budget phones throughout the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019. The phone itself is bigger than the Honor 10 itself: with a 6.2-inch 19.5:9 display, it is clearly the bigger option when compared to the regular Honor 10, which screen measures at 5.84-inch with a 19:9 aspect ratio.

As it now adopts a 19.5:9 display instead of a 19:9 display like the Honor 10, it means that bezels are further reduced here. And indeed: the Honor 10 Lite features a reduced chin (with no space for branding or sensors or anything) with a teardrop-shaped notch. As you may have seen with the OnePlus 6T or similar devices, teardrop notches, as we like to call them, are less intrusive than regular notches and go a long way to improve user experience, also resulting in more screen real estate.

As for the other specifications, there’s nothing that’ll blow you off your seat. We have 4 GB RAM/6 GB RAM configurations with 64/128 GB storage, a dual 13MP+2MP camera with a 24MP front shooter, a 3400 mAh battery, and little more. The device is launching with Android Pie out of the box, based on EMUI 9.0—good news for software fans.

Selfie Photo Samples

Honor 10 Lite Selfie Camera with AI Mode

Taken with Honor 10 Lite Selfie Camera

Taken with Honor 10 Lite Selfie Camera

Honor 10 Lite Pricing and Availability

The Honor 10 Lite will be available in a handful of color options, including the classic Night Black and Lily White colors as well as the gradient-based Gradient Red and Gradient Blue versions, both of which look pretty interesting. The phone will be available in a 4 GB RAM/64 GB storage configuration, priced at CNY1,399 (roughly $200), as well as a 6 GB RAM/64 GB storage priced at CNY1,699 (around $245) and a 6 GB RAM/128 GB storage version with a CNY1,899 price point (around $275)

The device is available to order right now from Huawei’s store and should start shipping tomorrow. What do you think about Honor’s new offering? Let us know in the comments.

Visit the Honor 10 Lite XDA Forums

Note: Huawei has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloader of the Honor 10 Lite cannot be unlocked, which means that users cannot flash Magisk/TWRP/AOSP-based custom ROMs.

Source: Honor

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