Honor 8 Lite leaks out, could be released in March

Honor 8 Lite leaks out, could be released in March
Several months after the Honor 8 hit shelves in the US, we're now hearing that a Honor 8 Lite could be announced soon. Thanks to a series of leaked images that allegedly show the Honor 8 Lite inside a protective case, we can see that the new device looks a lot like the Huawei P8 Lite (2017), a handset that's about to be released in the UK.

Unlike the regular Honor 8, the Honor 8 Lite comes with a single rear camera and a MicroUSB port (not USB Type-C). If its features are similar to those of the P8 Lite (2017), they should include a 5.2-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Kirin 655 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, and a 3000 mAh battery. Basically, the handset should be about the same size as the regular Honor 8, while offering less advanced features. On the plus side, like the Honor P8 Lite (2017), the Honor 8 Lite might run Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

It's said that the Honor 8 Lite will be available starting early March, possibly for around $300. Right now, it's not clear if the smartphone will be released in the US, but we're going to let you know when we find out.


source: Roland Quand (Twitter)

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10 Comments

1. j_grouchy

Posts: 177; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Seems like if they are going to drop the specs like that, they need to make it more than just $100 less than the original Honor 8.

8. Lsh99

Posts: 38; Member since: Sep 26, 2016

Agreed. The strange part is, you can typically find the Honor 8 on various sites right now for less than $300, and the price will only go down. So why would you buy the Lite when you can buy the regular Honor 8 for what is likely to be much less?

2. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Pointless. REALLY IS.

5. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Seriously! And also, the fact that is the same size as the Honor 8 is just dumb.

3. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 923; Member since: May 07, 2014

They are basically selling the design. If someone loves how the Honor 8 looks but can't afford it. They can buy Honor 8 Lite. $250 would have been great though.

6. libra89

Posts: 2282; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

To me, it makes more sense to wait for it to go on sale somewhere like it does on B&H occasionally.

4. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

No Type C? Really? ZTE is putting Type C in sub $200 devices!!

7. NoAllegiance unregistered

You might as well wait 3-4 months and get the honor 8 at a discounted price.

9. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

It looks like a marriage of iphone and pixel.

10. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 923; Member since: May 07, 2014

It looks way better than both of those..

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