Huawei has gradually been updating its phones to Android 8.0 (and EMUI 8.0). Today, it has announced that the Honor 8 Lite/Honor 8 Youth will also be updated.
The Oreo update will first be available as a beta version for the device before a stable version is pushed out to users. If you want to try out the beta version, all you have to do is follow the following instructions:
- Update the Honor service app to the latest version
- Open the app and select the services tab
- Select the “Upgrade application” option and tap “apply”
- Once your application has been accepted, you will receive a notification for the OTA update.
Honor has also released a list of the supported Honor 8 Lite versions eligible for the beta program.
- Honor 8 Lite PRA-AL00 (3GB RAM + 32GB ROM)
- Honor 8 Lite PRA-AL00X (4GB RAM + 32GB ROM)
- Honor 8 Lite PRA-AL00/PRA-AL00X (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM)
- Honor 8 Lite PRA-TL10 (4GB RAM + 32GB ROM)
- Honor 8 Lite PRA-TL10 (4GB RAM + 64GB ROM)
The Honor 8 Lite was released over a year ago in China. It has a 5.2-inch FHD screen, a Kirin 655 processor, and up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
There is a single 12MP camera on its back and an 8MP sensor in front for selfies. It also packs a 3,000mAh battery and has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
The Oreo update should also be made available for the international variants soon. In some other countries, the Honor 8 Lite is sold as the Huawei P9 Lite (2017), Huawei P8 Lite (2017), Huawei Nova Lite, and Huawei GR3 (2017).