If you can’t buy the Huawei P8 Lite 2017, maybe buy the identical Honor 8 Lite instead

Why it issues to you

The Honor eight Lite strips away a few of the Honor eight’s goodness, however cuts the worth, and retains the superb software program

Whether or not it intends to launch it on a wider scale at Cellular World Congress stays to be seen, however for now, Honor has made the Honor eight Lite official in Finland, following rumors of the gadget’s existence unfold over the previous weeks. The addition of the phrase Lite to the identify ought to offer you a clue concerning the variations between it and the complete Honor eight telephone. That’s proper, this can be a mid-degree gadget, and doesn’t have the Honor eight’s cool twin-lens rear digital camera.

The Honor eight Lite is up for pre-order in Finland via retailer Expert, with a supply date of February 17 hooked up, and a worth of 270 euros. That’s about $292 at present trade charges. It joins a publish on Instagram by Huawei Finland (Huawei is Honor’s technical associate and father or mother firm) displaying the telephone, and saying pre-orders have already begun.

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All this exercise means we now have an entire image of the Honor eight Lite, and a full specification listing, and it’ll look very acquainted to Huawei telephone followers. Why? The Honor eight Lite seems to be virtually equivalent to the Huawei P8 Lite 2017, proper down the the design and the processor.

The Honor eight Lite’s display measures 5.2-inches and has a 1920 x 1080 pixel decision, and a sheet of two.5D curved glass excessive, giving the telephone a contemporary trendy look. Inside is a Kirin 655 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of reminiscence area, plus a MicroSD card slot. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the again, and a three,000mAh battery to maintain every little thing going.

Just like the P8 Lite 2017, it’s a single 12-megapixel digital camera on the again and an eight-megapixel selfie cam above the display on the entrance. The change to the rear digital camera represents the most important alteration over the Honor eight. The excellent news is the Honor eight Lite has Android 7.zero Nougat put in, together with Huawei’s a lot improved EMUI 5.zero consumer interface excessive. A white model is on the market by way of the Finnish retailer, and a black mannequin is pictured on Huawei’s Instagram submit, however rumors recommend a gold and a blue version may even be bought.

It’s questionable whether or not Honor will promote the Honor eight Lite the place the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is already bought. For instance, the P8 Lite 2017 has been introduced within the U.Okay., and we’d be stunned to see the Honor eight Lite on sale there too. Honor has seen success with the Honor eight within the U.S. although, and it might be the Lite model will be a part of it within the vary quickly. We’ll maintain you up to date.

Article initially revealed 02-01-2017 by Williams Pelegrin. Up to date on 02-02-2017 by Andy Boxall: Rewritten after official launch of the Honor eight Lite in Finland

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