Whereas some firms are scrambling to prepare for one of many world’s greatest cellular business occasions subsequent week, others try to keep away from the maddening rush as a substitute. Huawei sub-brand Honor, for instance, has simply taken the covers off not one however two smartphones. The Honor eight Lite, which was truly already revealed in Finland earlier this month, is now heading to China. The Honor V9, alternatively, is a completely new and completely not mid-range smartphone that can hopefully additionally grow to be out there in different markets.

Because the title so plainly factors out, the Honor eight Lite is a lighter model of the Honor eight launched final 12 months. It’s, nevertheless, not a smaller model. On the surface, the 2 are almost an identical, with a 5.2-inch Full HD display screen that hides a three,000 mAh battery beneath. It has the identical 12 megapixel digicam on the again and eight megapixel selfie shooter on the entrance.

Magnificence is pores and skin deep, as they are saying, and it’s true for the Honor eight Lite as nicely. As a substitute of the Honor eight’s highly effective Kirin 955 processor, it solely has a Kirin 655. As a substitute of four GB of RAM, it solely goes with three GB. As for storage, it’s bordering on suffocating with solely 16 GB of house inside. It not less than does have an identical price ticket of 1,099 CNY, roughly $160.

Honor eight lite specs
• Dimension: 147.2 x 72.9 x 7.6mm
• Weight: 147g
• Show: 5.2in 1080 x 1920 (Full HD) LCD
• Working System: Android 7.zero Nougat (EMUI 5.zero)
• Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 655
• Again Digital camera: 12MP, f/2.2 optics, Full HD video, LED flash
• Entrance-facing digicam: 8MP
• Battery: three,000mAh
• Inner Storage: 32, 64GB – w/microSD card slot
• Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.four/5GHz), Bluetooth v4.2
• Different Options: Fingerprint scanner, microUSB 2.zero, headphone jack

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Maybe extra fascinating is the Honor V9. Huawei’s sub-brand has largely been painted as a mid-range and price range model. The V9, nevertheless, turns that preconceived notion on its head. The whole lot about it screams premium, besides maybe for the design.

The Honor V9 is powered by a Kirin 960 processor, the newest from Huawei, with four or 6 GB of RAM, relying on the chosen configuration. Storage additionally will depend on the configuration with selections of 32 GB with four GB RAM and 64 or 128 GB for the 6 GB choice. The 5.7-inch LCD display screen has a decision of 2560×1440, a.ok.a. QHD.

Honor V9 specs
• Dimension: 157 x 77.5 x 6.97mm
• Weight: 184g
• Show: 5.7in WQHD 1440 x 2560 (2K) LCD
• Working System: Android 7.zero Nougat (EMUI 5.zero)
• Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 960
• Again Digital camera: Twin 12MP, f/2.2 optics, 4K video, dual-LED flash
• Entrance-facing digicam: 8MP with f/2.zero optics
• Battery: four,000mAh
• Inner Storage: 64, 128GB – w/microSD card slot
• Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (2.four/5GHz), Bluetooth v4.2 LE
• Different Options: Fingerprint scanner, USB-C, headphone jack

The Honor V9 boasts of a twin 12 meagpixel digicam setup not in contrast to Huawei’s personal flagships. Unsurprisingly, the Honor V9 appears to undertake the design of Apple’s twin digicam mannequin as nicely, although it apparently didn’t get the memo concerning the antenna strains. It not less than nonetheless has a three.5 mm headphone jack.

Whereas the Honor V9 does have a better price ticket of two,999 CNY, roughly $435, for the 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage configuration, it’s nonetheless significantly decrease than premium smartphones with related specs. It stays to be seen if honor will carry this specific premium mannequin to the US as nicely.

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