Huawei’s sub-brand Honor today launched a new mid-range Android smartphone in China, dubbed Honor 10 Lite (also known as Honor 10 Youth Edition). As you may have guessed by its name, the Honor 10 Lite is a toned down version of the Honor 10 flagship smartphone that the company had launched earlier this year. The mid-range smartphone comes with a screen-to-body ratio of over 90% and packs impressive hardware specifications as well. Similar to the flagship Honor 10, the Lite version comes in gradient finishes, enhancing its appeal.
Honor 10 Lite Price, Availability
The Honor 10 Lite is now available for pre-order in China and is set to go on sale in the country starting tomorrow, i.e. November 22. It comes in three memory configurations: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. The base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage has been priced at 1,399 yuan (INR 14,300 approx.) in China. Honor has priced the 6GB RAM + 64GB variant at 1,699 yuan (INR 17,400 approx.), while the top-end 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant costs 1,899 yuan (INR 19,500 approx.). Consumers in China can choose from four color options: Midnight Black, White, Gradient Blue and Gradient Red.
Honor 10 Lite Features, Specifications
The Honor 10 Lite comes with a 6.21-inch IPS LCD display featuring 1080 x 2340 pixels Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. As mentioned earlier, the waterdrop notch design allows the smartphone to offer around 90% screen-to-body ratio. Powering the Honor 10 Lite is Huawei’s 12nm Kirin 710 octa-core processor clocked at up to 2.2 GHz with an ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU handling the graphics processing. It gets the GPU Turbo technology as well, which helps boost performance as well as efficiency while gaming.
Moving on to memory, the latest Honor smartphone comes in three configurations– 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. For further expansion up to 256GB, the Honor 10 Lite comes with a microSD card slot as well. Since the Honor 10 Lite is only a mid-range device, it is not as impressive as the Honor 10 in the camera department. It sports a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup at the rear, while on the front is a 24MP snapper. The 13MP primary sensor at the rear is coupled with an f/1.8 aperture and comes with all the usual AI-powered features such as AI Portrait Mode and AI scene detection. The 24MP selfie camera is coupled with an f/2.0 aperture and offers AI beautification as well as an AI portrait mode.
Connectivity options supported by the Honor 10 Lite include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and Dual 4G VoLTE. Unlike the Honor 10, the Honor 10 Lite features a regular microUSB 2.0 instead of a USB Type-C port. The smartphone also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3400mAh capacity battery. When it comes to physical dimensions, the Honor 10 Lite measures 154.8 x 73.64 x 7.95mm and weighs in at 162 grams. It runs on Huawei’s latest EMUI 9.0 custom user-interface, which is based on the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system. The Honor 10 Lite, is, in fact, only the second Honor smartphone to ship with EMUI 9.0 out of the box.