The Huawei Honor brand is growing into something huge. The company has been releasing a series of impressive Honor phones and the latest is the Huawei Honor 8.
This phone was launched in July 2016 and released the same month. Given that it is still months before Huawei probably refreshes the unit with another Honor 9, the company is jumping in with a Huawei Honor 8 Lite to keep fans busy as they calendar runs down. This, as you may know from the Chinese OEM’s naming of phones, should be a slimmed-down version of the standard Honor 8.
The leaks do not reveal anything about the hardware specs of the Huawei Honor 8 Lite. However, they give us a first glance of how beautifully the phone is made. The leaked phone, however, is in a case, but still, you can notice the appeal the phone has to the eye.
Tipster Roland Quandt took to his Twitter account to reveal the leaked images of the Honor 8 Lite. Unlike its counterpart, the Lite version has no dual-lens camera on the back. However, the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner is visible and there is no physical home button. The color variant in these pictures is blue, but the leaker says that the phone will also come in black, gold and white.
Huawei Honor 8 Lite (in a case) – Available from early March (= MWC launch?. ~280 Euro. Blue, Black, Gold, White models. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/4l7XZXL05f
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) January 31, 2017
Looking at past trends, the Huawei Honor 8 Lite should come with slightly less-powerful hardware specs but keep the same display specs. With this in mind, expect to see a 5.2-inch Full HD screen with a weaker processor than the HiSilicon Kirin 950 used in the Honor 8. Be warned that these are just educated guesses, but the specs of this phone haven’t been confirmed just yet.
Like the specs, the official launch and release dates are also still unknown but don’t be surprised if the phone showed up at the MWC show, although it is unlikely since Huawei likes holding separate events for its Honor branch, yet it could be at the event with the flagship Huawei P10. Nonetheless, those in Europe will reportedly be required to pay €280 for this Huawei Honor 8 Lite phone. The standard Honor 8 is priced at about €400.