The last month or so has been rather busy for Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, as the company has been releasing a slew of new devices. While the Honor 7X and Honor V10 have just launched, it seems that the company isn’t done just yet, as the Honor 9 Lite has passed through TENAA in China.
The TENAA listing shows that the Honor 9 Lite will come equipped with a similar ‘FullView’ display to those found on other recently launched Honor devices. What makes this 5.65-inch display so special is that it is a move from the standard 16:9 display found on many devices, and marks the move to an 18:9 display. This LCD display panel features a resolution of 2160 x 1080.
While the TENAA listing does not share which specific processor is at the helm, only listing an octa-core processor, we can deduce that the Kirin 659 chipset will be powering the Honor 9 Lite. This will be coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of onboard storage.
Looking at the rest of the device, we see that the Honor 9 Lite will have a total of 4 different cameras. Both the rear and front-facing camera modules will include a 13MP primary sensor and a secondary 2MP sensor. This will help create portrait mode images for both selfies and pictures taken with the rear camera.
Finally, the Honor 9 Lite will feature a 2,900mAh battery which can be recharged with a microUSB cable (we know, no bueno), and there will be a microSD card slot. We aren’t sure what to expect when it comes to the price of the Honor 9 Lite, but it’s likely to be priced at around the $200 price point, making for another great option in the space.
While we were writing this post, an update came in for the Honor 9 Lite, and that comes in the form of a press event invitation from Honor. The invitation is nothing more than a set of holographic glasses, with a date of December 21st for an event in China.