Following the debut of its top-slinging View10 flagship device, honor today brings a shiny, affordable sibling to Malaysian consumers—the honor 9 Lite. The mid-ranger is honor’s first quad-camera smartphone, which is available exclusively from Shopee.
The honor 9 Lite, the more accessible sibling, offers plenty of kit for its price point.
The device is anything but low profile with a mirror-like reflective glass back and a choice of two stand-out colours: Sapphire Blue and Glacier Grey.
Under the hood, the honor 9 Lite rocks the latest octa-core Kirin 659 chip, the same workhorse that powers the nova 2i.
There’s 3GB of RAM coupled with 32GB of storage, and if that’s insufficient, you can expand storage up to 256GB via microSD.
On the front of the device is a brilliant 5.65-inch Full HD+ 18:9 screen ratio display (2160×1080 @ 428PPI).
In the camera department, the honor 9 Lite features identical dual-camera setups on the front and rear. The rear is a 13MP (RGB) + 2MP (depth) dual-lens system with PDAF and 5P lens.
The front, meanwhile, features a 13MP (RGB) + 2MP (depth) camera setup, which honor says is as good as the rear camera. There’s a wide-angle panoramic function, and an upgraded beauty algorithm that’s adjustable via gender.
The new gesture control function lets you use your palm as a camera trigger. Just smile and wave, boys, smile and wave.
Keeping the device juiced is a commendable 3,000mAh battery that is claimed to give you keep you cracking for a full day. The downside is that it still uses micro-USB although this shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering the price point of the device.
It runs Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top.
Pricing and availability
The honor 9 Lite is priced at MYR759 and comes in Sapphire Blue and Glacier Grey.
It will be sold exclusively through Shopee Malaysia. For a limited time only, Shopee users can purchase the device for just MYR699, during the platform’s Shocking Sales on 9 March 2018.
The first 150 buyers of honor 9 Lite will also receive the “selfie-worthy” makeup from Maybeline New York worth MYR50.
To shop the exclusive launch deal, visit www.shopee.com.my/honormy.officialstore