Honor aims for the offline market with the Honor 8 Lite

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With the latest EMUI, the Honor 8 Lite can be used as a WIFI ROUTER that lets you connect up to four devices and share the available WIFI connection with a feature called Wifi Bridge.

Honor 8 Lite is the first device in the market from the company with EMUI 5.0 out-of-the-box.

The device comes with 2.5D glass in the front and back to give a premium look and feel. Under the hood is Huawei's HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB of RAM.

Additionally, the camera app of the smartphone comes with a new customizable menu settings giving users the flexibility to choose from a wide range of shooting modes and design their camera interface according to their shooting preferences and habits. The smartphone offers an internal storage of 64 GB which is expandable using a microSD card (up to 128 GB). The Honor 8 Lite initially, will be sold only in the Black variant, however, the Blue colour option will be made available later this month. While globally the phone has been launched in different RAM and storage variants, in India, the company has launched only the high-end 4GB + 64GB memory variant.

P Sanjeev, Vice President- Sales, Huawei India Consumer Business Group said "The Honor 8 Lite is set to revolutionize the sub-20K segment". The new Honor lite version has been priced at Rs 17,999 and will be available across all Honor partner mobile stores near you starting 12th May.

Huawei Honor 8 Lite sports a 5.2 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 2.5D curved glass Display. There are also reports that the blue variant will also sell by the end of this month.

On the optics front, there is a 12-megapixel camera with an LED flash. Connectivity specs include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and 4G LTE. The Honor 8 Lite comes packed with a powerful 3000mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery that is rated to deliver up to 21 hours of talk time and up to 627 hours of standby time on a 3G network. Its 12MP rear camera with 1.25um LARGE PIXEL SIZE & BSI CMOS sensor makes darkest of nights bright & clear. The handset measures 147.2 x 72.94 x 7.6 mm and weighs 147 grams.