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)
LTE with VoLTE
GPS / GLONASS
|Colors||Gradient Blue, Gradient Red, Night Black, Lily White|
|Pricing||Starting at CNY1,399, up to CNY1,899|
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 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.