Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and along with other major brands, smartphone manufacturers also want to offer exclusive products to commemorate the day. Xiaomi wants to be a part of the celebration and present a viable gifting option on the day in the form of its much-talked-about Redmi Note 5. The smartphone is slated to launch on February 14, even though Xiaomi has not mentioned the device’s name in the media invite but the name “redminote5” has been found in the code of Xiaomi’s website the Mi.com.
On the similar grounds, Huawei’s Honor 9 Lite is also going on its biggest flash sale tomorrow, i.e. a day before Valentine’s day. The sale will be exclusive to Flipkart and will start at 12 noon. It will also include some attractive discounts, and mobile data offers from the brand.
Huawei Honor 9 Lite vs Redmi Note 5: What to buy? Specs Comparison
The Honor 9 Lite comes with quad-camera setup, i.e., 13MP+2MP dual-camera setup on both front and rear. The secondary sensor on both front and rear acts as a depth sensor for rendering bokeh effect while capturing images. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 5 is also rumoured to come with 16MP+5MP dual camera setup on the rear and single 8MP camera on the front.
Screen size on the Honor 9 Lite is 5.65-inch with 2160×1080 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Whereas, the Redmi Note 5 may come with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display featuring 1080×2160 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Honor 9 Lite is powered by Huawei’s in-house octa-core Kirin 659 chipset and is available in two variants – 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage. On the contrary, the Redmi Note 5 is tipped to come powered by a Snapdragon 636 processor and two variants – 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage.
On the software front, the Honor 9 Lite runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 out-of-the-box while the Redmi Note 5 may run Android 8.0 Oreo-based MIUI 9 out-of-the-box. Connectivity features on the Honor 9 Lite include WiFi, 4G, Bluetooth, GPS and USB OTG. A 3000mAh battery backs the device but without fast charging support. Whereas, rumors suggest that the Redmi Note 5 could feature a 4100mAh battery.
Huawei Honor 9 Lite: Price in India and Availability
The Honor 9 Lite is priced at Rs 10,999 for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant and Rs 14,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant. As we mentioned in the beginning of this article, it will be up for sale exclusively on Flipkart.
Redmi Note 5: Price in India and Availability
The Redmi Note 5’s pricing is yet to be announced by Xiaomi, but leaks suggest that it may come with a starting at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,400). Regarding its availability, the device is expected to go on sale next via flash sale on both Flipkart and Mi.com. There are chances that Xiaomi may make it available through offline stores too. The launch event for the Redmi Note 5 is scheduled for 11:30 AM IST on February 14, while Flipkart’s latest tweet asks users to tune in at 12PM. It could mean that Xiaomi may make the device available for purchase on the same day.
Honor 9 Lite: Discount and Offers
As part of its biggest flash sale tomorrow, there are some attractive offers on the purchase of the Honor 9 Lite. The sale starts tomorrow at 12 noon on Flipkart with free mobile data offer up to 295GB for Vodafone users in 6 months on a recharge of Rs. 199. Another offer is for the SBI Debit and Credit Cards holders, they can avail flat 5% discount on the Honor 9 Lite.
Redmi Note 5: Teaser from Flipkart
Here is the teaser with hashtag #Giveme5 posted on Flipkart.