China’s Honor 9 Lite Gets Face Unlock With New Update

by Habeeb Onawole 0

The Honor 9 Lite was announced last month in China and yesterday in India. Although, the full-screen display and quad-camera-toting smartphone comes with EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 out of the box but Honor has begun rolling out a new update.

Honor 9 Lite Face Unlock

We have not been able to get our hands on the complete changelog for the update. However, Honor itself has released a teaser poster that reveals the update brings Face Unlock to the device.

Face Unlock has become the new trending feature in smartphones. Following the launch of the iPhone X which ditched Touch ID for Face ID, Android smartphone manufacturers have also included a similar version into their phones. Although theirs isn’t as secure as that of Apple.

The update will roll-out to devices in batches. Some will receive it today while others will get it over the next couple of days.

The Honor 9 Lite has a 5.65” 18:9 FHD+ display. Like Huawei’s other mid-range phones, it is powered by the Kirin 659 SoC and paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of storage.

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Other than its display and dual glass design, another selling point of the Honor 9 Lite is its camera configuration. It has a total of four cameras (two on each side), both in the same 13MP + 2MP configuration.

The phone also has a fingerprint scanner, a 3000mAh battery, and a micro USB port. The Honor 9 Lite is priced between ¥1199 (~$187) and ¥1799 (~$280) depending on the RAM/storage configuration.