After launching in China and India, the Honor 9 Lite is headed to Europe next. Although Europe already has a mid-range Honor phone in form of the Honor 7X, the Honor 9 Lite will appeal to those who want a smaller 18:9 smartphone.
Italy and Russia are the first two countries that get the Honor 9 Lite. The variant available there and expected to be available in other European countries is the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM version. However, it is much more expensive than the price in China.
The 3GB Honor 9 Lite is sold for ¥1199 (~$190/~€153) in China but it is priced at a whopping €229 (~¥1790/~$285) in Italy. There is no price info for Russia.
The Honor 9 Lite has a 5.65” FHD+ display and is powered by the same Kirin 659 processor as other Huawei/Honor mid-range phones released in the last couple of months.
Its selling point is its dual front (13MP + 2MP) and dual rear (13MP + 2MP) rear cameras. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, a microSD card slot (SIM slot 2), and packs a 3000mAh battery. It also runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.
The Honor 9 Lite will be officially unveiled on February 6 which should be the day it goes on sale too. It will be available on the official Honor Site and at Expert Stores in Italy while the Huawei online store will sell it in Russia.