Honor started teasing the arrival of a new phone on Flipkart just a day ago, and the announcement was teased for Tuesday. However, the company has now confirmed that the Honor 10 Lite will launch in India on January 15. It even dedicated a new page on Flipkart announcing the Honor 10 Lite smartphone, while the old page still reflects that a smartphone is revealing at 8pm IST. We’ve contacted Huawei and Flipkart regarding this confusion and early announcement, and will update this copy once we hear back.
Huawei sub-brand Honor has confirmed that the Honor 10 Lite will launch in India on January 15. A new Flipkart page also teases the arrival of the smartphone next week, highlighting its key features – the HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, 24-megapixel camera, and a gradient back panel. Based on the page listing, the Honor 10 Lite may launch in India in three colour options – Gradient Blue, Valley White, and Magic Night Black. The phone is also set to be a Flipkart exclusive in the country.
Honor 10 Lite price in India (expected)
For those unaware, the Honor 10 Lite has already been launched in China in November last year. In China, the smartphone’s price starts at CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,400) for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 17,500) for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage model, and CNY 1,899 (roughly Rs. 19,500) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. We can expect the India pricing to be around the same range as the China pricing.
Honor 10 Lite specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 10 Lite runs Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box with EMUI 9.0.1 on top. The smartphone sports a 6.21-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display with a pixel density of 415ppi. The handset is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, clocked at up to 2.2GHz. It comes with 4GB and 6GB RAM options. The smartphone comes with 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage options, both of which are expandable via microSD card (up to 512GB).
Optics includes a dual camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. At the front, there is a 24-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. It packs a 3,400mAh battery, and connectivity options in the Honor 10 Lite include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, 3.5mm audio jack, GPS/ A-GPS, and GLONASS. Sensors on board the handset include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. In terms of dimensions, it measures 154.8×73.64×7.95mm and weighs 162 grams.
The Honor 10 Lite is seen to sport a waterdrop-shaped notch, a vertically stacked dual rear camera setup, a rear fingerprint sensor, and a gradient back panel. The power and the volume buttons are housed on the right edge of the phone.