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Honor 9 Lite is every budget mobile photographer’s dream

Chinese manufacturer Honor – under the wing of parent company Huawei – has announced that it’s bringing the Honor 9 Lite, a budget smartphone aimed at budding mobile photographers, to the United Kingdom, following its debut in India last month.

The Honor 9 Lite is equipped with a 5.65-inch 18:9 Full HD edge-to-edge screen, a dual-lens camera setup (13MP + 2MP) on both the front and rear, and a “mirror-like” premium glass finish – an awful lot of bang for a smartphone that’s set to retail for a mere £199 when it hits the shelves.

Honor 9 Lite in Sapphire Blue | Image: Honor

Under the hood, the Honor 9 Lite features Huawei’s in-house Kirin 659 chipset, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage, as well as a 3,000mAh cell, a rear-facing fingerprint reader and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Notably missing, however, is the inclusion of a USB-C port.

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The Android 8.0 Oreo-powered Honor 9 Lite will be available to purchase in three colours – Glacier Grey, Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue – through a number of leading retailers, including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis and Very, when it launches in the United Kingdom on February 9.

Do you like the look (and sound) of the Huawei 9 Lite? Are you considering picking one up? Be sure to let us know over on either Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews using the hashtag #ForTheBrave. 

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