Last week, at a launch event in China, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched its latest smartphone — Honor 10 Lite aka Honor 10 Youth Edition. As the name suggests, the phone is a toned-down variant of the company’s Honor 10 smartphone.
While the phone was launched last week, it will now be available for purchase in China from tomorrow, i.e. 27th November through leading Chinese online retailers. As for the pricing, the base model with 4GB RAM costs 1,399 Yuan (~$202) while the 6GB RAM model with 64GB storage costs 1,699 Yuan (approx. $245).
The top-end model with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage is priced at 1,899 Yuan (approximately $274). The Honor 10 Lite was announced in four color options — Gradient Red, Gradient Blue, Magic Night Black, and Lily Valley White.
Coming to the specifications, the Honor 10 Lite features a 6.21-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display with screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and 19:9 aspect ratio and about 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, the device is powered by the company’s own Kirin 710 chipset.
Huawei‘s HiSilicon Kirin 710’s single-core performance is said to be 75% higher than that of the Kirin 659 while for multi-core performance, it offers a 68% increase in performance. It comes in either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, along with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot which enables you to further expand the phone’s storage capacity.
In terms of optics, the Honor 10 Lite comes equipped with a dual camera setup on the back, featuring a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor stacked vertically. It has several AI-based features, including scene recognition, partition optimization, among others. There’s also a 24-megapixel front camera with artificial intelligence technology.
Connectivity options on the device include Dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Bluetooth v5.0 LE, and microUSB 2.0. The phone runs Android 9 Pie operating system out of the box with the company’s own custom interface EMUI 9 on top. It also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for added security.
Like many other Honor phones, this one too comes with the company’s GPU Turbo technology that claims to enhance GPU performance significantly by increasing graphics processing efficiency up to 60 percent. The device is powered by a 3,400mAh battery, which should be enough to last a whole day on a single charge.