Back in November, Honor took the wraps off of the Honor V10. The V10 (also known as the View 10 in certain markets) is the successor the Honor V9 that came out back in February, and it's also newer than the regular Honor 9 that was released in the summer. Following the V10, Honor's latest handset, the Honor 9 Lite, looks to be a less powerful version of the Honor 9, but with a design that's more reminiscent of the V10.

Unlike the Honor 9 that has large bezels and a traditional 16:9 display, the Honor 9 Lite features very slim bezels and an 18:9 display with a fingerprint sensor that's been moved to the back. That display measures in at 5.65-inches, and it uses an IPS panel with a resolution of 2160 x 1080.

You'll find a 13MP and 2MP camera combo on the back, and what's even cooler is that this same setup has also made its way to the front of the phone to allow for Honor's own portrait selfie mode like we've seen on devices such as the Pixel 2.

Powering the Honor 9 Lite is the Kirin 659 processor, either 3 or 4GB RAM, 32-64GB of expandable storage (up to 256GB), and a 3,000 mAh battery. Add this together with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, a metal/glass design, and microUSB for charging, and you end up with a pretty decent phone.

There are currently three main configurations for the Honor 9 Lite, including:

  • 3GB RAM/32GB storage – $182 USD
  • 4GB RAM/32GB storage – $227 USD
  • 4GB RAM/64GB storage – $273 USD

China will get the Honor 9 Lite first on December 26, and it'll then expand to India, Russia, the United Kingdom, and others.

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