The Honor 9 Lite was released on 21st of December 2017 which means it is almost 6 months old. When it launched it had a starting price of ¥1199 (~$187) but it is now on sale for less.
Every year, Jingdong Mall (JD.com) runs a shopping festival called 618. The event is also a way to celebrate the retailer’s anniversary which is in June. However, items are usually discounted before the main day itself (18th of June). This year one of such items is the Honor 9 Lite.
Instead of its ¥1199 launch price, JD.com has the phone for ¥999 (~$155). This is for the 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM variant. The retail giant also has coupons available that you can grab for an overall lesser price.
The 4GB RAM + 32GB model seems to have gotten a price reduction as it is now ¥1399 (~$218) instead of ¥1499 (~$234) so also is the 6GB RAM + 64GB model which is now ¥1599 (~$249) instead of ¥1799 (~$280).
The Honor 9 Lite has a 5.65-inch screen with a Full HD+ resolution. It is powered by the Kirin 659 processor. Its main selling point is its dual front and dual rear cameras – 13MP + 2MP on both sides. It also has a 3,000mAh battery, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It is also covered with 2.5D glass on both sides and runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android Oreo.