Honor is a brand that’s known for its bang for the buck smartphones. An e-brand under the Huawei Group ”Honor, my world” it was specifically created to cater to the needs of the tech-savvy, through devices that boast elegant and premium design, capable specs, and competitive pricing.
It looks like Honor is about to kick-off its 2019 calendar with a product launch. Specifically, new info points at the launch of the Honor 10 Lite, a mid-range device aimed to rival the likes of the OPPO F9 and Vivo V11.
The Honor 10 Lite uses a Dewdrop FullView Display, which utilizes a very small notch to house the front camera, which in turn gives you more screen, and room for your content. The back panel uses a gradient finish, which according to Honor, symbolizes youth, energy, and contributes to a more natural design.
So what exactly does this phone bring to the table? well, let’s start off with a 6.21-inch display with FHD+ resolution and gives the device a 90%+ screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, you get an octa-core Kirin 710 along with 3GB of RAM, which should be enough even for heavy multi-tasking. Add GPU Turbo 2.0 to the equation, and you should pretty much get a decent gaming experience with compatible titles. It will come with 32GB or 64GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card.
At the back of the device is dual rear camera system – a 12MP f/1.8 main camera, augmented by a 2MP depth sensor. It boasts AI scene recognition, AI Portrait Mode, and Super Night Mode, which lets you take a six-second long exposure shot without a tripod for fantastic-looking night shots.
The 24MP front snapper is the device’s bread and butter. It uses an improved AI beauty algorithm, which can customize beauty effects depending on your gender, age, and skin tone. There are also various studio lighting effects available at your disposal for natural, yet stunning looking selfies.
The Honor 10 Lite runs on EMUI 9.0, which has been optimized in every level to perform up to 20% faster. Its minimal design takes advantage of the device’s FullView display, and allows the user to personalize the phone in many ways. Other features include a hardware-level video enhancer, AI noise reduction for better call quality.
It packs a 3,400mAh battery, which Honor claims can give you up to 19 hours of call time over 3G, and up to 612 hours of time on standby. It doesn’t come with fast-charging capabilities, as you’d expect, but that’s an acceptable trade-off.
The Honor 10 Lite is set to launch in the Philippines on January 22, 2019. Official pricing is still to be confirmed.
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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.