Honor 10 Lite launched in India with a 24MP front camera, Kirin 710, and Android Pie for ₹13,999

Honor 10 Lite launched in India with a 24MP front camera, Kirin 710, and Android Pie for ₹13,999

At an event in New Delhi today, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched the Honor 10 Lite in India. This is the same device that was launched in China in November 2018, and which has now made its way into the competitive early mid-range segment in India. The Honor 10 Lite succeeds the Honor 9 Lite, which Honor claims sold more than 1.5 Million units in India.

Honor 10 Lite Specifications

CategoryHonor 10 Lite – HRY-AL00
Size & Weight154.8 mm x 73.64 mm x 7.95 mm; 162g
Display6.2″ FHD+ 19.5:9 TFT LCD
CPUHiSilicon Kirin 710:

4x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53

Storage64GB; expandable up to 512GB via microSD
Rear Cameras13MP, f/1.8 + 2MP, f/2.4; LED flash
Front Camera24MP, f/2.0
Headphone JackYes, 3.5 mm
Battery3,400mAh battery; fast charging
PortsUSB Type-C (USB 2.0)
Fingerprint scannerYes, rear
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie; EMUI 9.0.1
ConnectivityDual nano SIM
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz/5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
LTE with VoLTE
ColorsGradient Blue, Gradient Red, Night Black, Lily White
Pricing4GB RAM: ₹13,999 (~$200);

6GB RAM: ₹17,999 (~$255)

AvailabilityJanuary 20, 2019

One of the highlights of the Honor 10 Lite is the 6.2″ FHD+ display, with a water drop notch to house the 24MP selfie camera. Honor is focusing a lot on the camera capabilities as a defining feature for this phone, banking on its AI prowess to provide features like an intelligent beauty mode and AI scene recognition, as well as other camera features such as AR Mode, Super Night Mode and lighting effects in portrait mode.

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

The Honor 10 Lite relies on the HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, and 4GB or 6GB LPDDR4X RAM to deliver performance that should serve consumers in this price range with ease. The phone also comes with EMUI’s GPU Turbo 2.0 technology that claims to enable 60fps frame rate and reduce lag and frame drops in popular games such as PUBG Mobile and Rules of Survival.

Other features on the device include AI Shopping, and Calorie Detection. You can use the fingerprint sensor on the back of the device to take photos, videos, answer calls, stop alarms, and show the notification panel, all thanks to the customization options present in EMUI. The device also comes with Android Pie 9 out of the box, underneath EMUI 9.

The Honor 10 Lite will go on sale in India for a price of ₹13,999 (~$200) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, while the 6GB Ram + 64GB storage variant will cost you ₹17,999 (~$255). Both the models will be available in Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, and Sky Blue colour options. The Sky Blue colour option comes with a gradient finish.

The Honor 10 Lite will be available for purchase through Flipkart and HiHonor India store. The sale for the device will begin starting 12 am (Midnight) IST on January 20, 2019. Launch offers for the device includes Jio cashback vouchers worth ₹2,200 and a Cleartrip voucher worth ₹2,800.

The Honor 10 Lite lands in India amidst intense competition. The ~$200 price range is home to the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2, which offer different feature sets for similar prices. The launch of the Honor 10 Lite grants users another choice if they value features like a water drop display notch and EMUI, or if they do not find themselves siding with the more popular choices in this segment. The Honor 10 Lite also looks good, so it is sure to attract the interest of users who want a flashy phone without spending too much. More choice is always good, and it is the end consumer that ultimately benefits.

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: Flipkart

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]