Honor is all set to launch its 2019 affordable flagships Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro. The duo is scheduled to launch on May 21 in London with the Pro variant featuring a punch-hole display. In the meantime, the Chinese manufacturer announced the Honor 20 Lite which is the successor to the last year’s Honor 10 LIte.
The Honor 20 Lite features a 6.21 inch FullView display with a resolution of 2340 x 1090 resolution. It has a tiny dew drop notch resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 90%. Under the hood, there is a HiSilicon Kirin 710 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage that can be further expanded via a microSD card. The back of the device comes with a gradient design similar to other Huawei smartphones like Mate 20 series or Nova 3/3i.
In the optics department, there is a triple camera setup at the rear consisting of a 24MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle sensor for a wide 120-degre view and a 2MP depth sensor for bokeh effect. The cameras are powered by AI algorithms that can optimize scenes by recognizing up to 500 scenarios. For low-light or night photography there is a Super Night Mode that clicks smooth images even without the use of a tripod. On the front, it offers a 32MP sensor with an on-board AI that automatically retouches your selfies by judging your age, gender and skin tone.
The handset runs on EMUI 9.0 on top of Android 9 Pie which is likely to be updated to EMUI 9.1 later on. Previous leaks have pointed towards a 3,400 mAh battery with no mention of fast charging and Honor didn’t say anything at the press announcement. We do know that it comes with a microUSB port and not an USB Type-C.
The Honor 20 Lite will be available in Phantom Red, Phantom Blue and Midnight Blue color options. As for the pricing, the Huawei 20 Lite will be available in UK starting May 15 at a price tag of £249 (Rs 22,500 approx) via Carphone Warehouse, Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Very and AO. In Malaysia, it comes at a price tag of GBP 249 (Rs 2,500 approx). The smartphone is expected to be announced in other parts of Europe and other South Asian markets soon.
Honor 20 Lite specifications
- 6.21 inch FullView display
- HiSilicon Kirin 710
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB internal storage
- 24MP + 8MP + 5MP rear
- 32MP front
- EMUI 9.0 on top of Android 9 Pie
- 3,400 mAh battery (rumoured)