It looks like Honor has a brand new affordable mid-range smartphone. The Chinese company, a sub brand of Huawei, recently quietly launched the honor 8 Lite in Europe.
The honor 8 Lite is similar to the honor 8, however, it is equipped with slightly less powerful hardware, but for a much more affordable price tag of €269 – that’s about RM1,281; the 32GB honor 8 retails at RM1,699. Design wise, it is very similar to the original honor 8. There’s a 5.2” Full HD display at the front, a glass back, and is surrounded by a matte metal frame.
On the inside, it is powered by a Kirin 655 chipset paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage (supports microSD cards of up to 128GB). In comparison, the honor 8 is powered by a Kirin 950 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage.
Honor also downgraded the camera down a little on the honor 8 Lite. It has a single 12MP f/2.2 camera at the back instead of a dual 12MP camera found on the honor 8, while the front has a similar 8MP selfie camera. Other specs include fingerprint sensor at the back of the device, 3000mAh battery, and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with EMUI 5.0.
The honor 8 Lite will be available in black, white, gold and blue for€269 in Finland, and will be launched in more European countries. Honor did not mention if it will be launched outside of Europe.