Honor 9 Lite Goes on Sale Today at 12 PM: Price in India, Offers, Specifications, and More

Honor 9 Lite hands-on

It’s been just over a month since Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched its new budget smartphone the Honor 9 Lite. While we do not have any data on the sales figures, Huawei already claims that it is the “hottest selling smartphone of 2018”. Well, Xiaomi might have to say a word or two about that. Anyway getting back to the Honor 9 Lite, as evident from the naming scheme, it is easy to deduce that the 9 Lite is a trimmed down version of the more expensive Honor 9i smartphone that the company sells at a higher price tag in India. Not only does the handset look similar from the front, but the smaller sibling also inherits the 9i’s quad camera set up. That’s right! The Honor 9 Lite’s tiny shell packs in four camera lenses! Anyway, the reason for this article, however, is not the feature set of the Honor 9 Lite – but the fact that handset is all set to go on sale today at 12 p.m.

In case you were looking forward to getting this phone, here is all you want to know about today’s sale.

Honor 9 Lite Sale: Offers and Discounts

At the time of its launch, Honor India confirmed that the Honor 9 Lite would be a Flipkart Exclusive product that would only be sold via weekly flash sales mechanism. In fact, the handset will be up for grabs later today at 12 p.m. Even though it’s been a month since the phone was launched, the Honor 9 Lite does come with a bunch of offers that the consumer can avail at the time of purchase. Let us take a quick look at what those are:

  • Honor claims that the phone is being sold at a discount of Rs.3,000 and that the current list price is inclusive of the discount. So, the 32GB version of the Honor 9 Lite has an MRP of Rs.13,999 and is being sold for Rs.10,999 while the 64GB version with the MRP of Rs.16,999 is being sold for Rs.14,999.
  • In case you happen to be an Axis Bank customer with an Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card, you can get an additional 5% off on the handset.
  • In case you are purchasing a mobile phone from Flipkart for the first time, there is another offer that lets you earn an extra 10% off on your first purchase from certain applicable categories sold by selected sellers between 15th February 2018 to 14th March 2018.
  • There is an offer for Vodafone prepaid users who stand to get up to 295 GB of data in 6 months on recharge with ₹199.

Now that you are aware of the offers applicable to the Honor 9 Lite today let us also take a quick look at the spec sheet of the handset.

Honor 9 Lite: Specifications

As mentioned earlier, the Honor 9 Lite is a smaller, toned down version of the Honor 9i. Both the handsets, however, get the same HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset that houses the Mali-T830 MP2 GPU for graphics. The 9i is offered in two versions – a 3GB + 32GB variant, and a 4GB + 64GB version. Both these versions are dual SIM capable and feature a microSD card slot for additional memory. The phone boasts of a 3000 mAh battery that can offer day-long battery life with nominal usage. As for the display, the Honor 9 Lite gets a smaller 5.65-inch panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The display is of the IPS LCD type and offers a PPI density figure of 428.

As mentioned earlier, the Honor 9i boasts of a quad camera set up that consists of twin 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel combos both at the front and the rear. In both the cases, the secondary 2-megapixel shooter acts as a depth sensor. Honor also claims that they have improved the depth sensing algorithm on the Honor 9 Lite. Like most handsets in its class, the honor 9 Lite can record full HD videos at 30 fps.

Honor 9 Lite: Price in India

The two versions of the Honor 9 Lite have been priced as follows

  • Honor 9 Lite 3GB RAM + 32GB: Rs.10,999
  • Honor 9 Lite 4GB RAM +64GB: Rs.14,999

Are you planning to buy the Honor 9 Lite today?

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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.