Huawei G9 Lite official: reinvigorates affordable Android phones with sleek design


The Huawei G9 Lite, a phone that has been rumored to arrive as a more affordable variation on the flagship Huawei P9 theme, has now gone official in China.

Rather than carrying the expected Huawei P9 Lite name, the official name of this phone is the Huawei G9 Lite and it is one good-looking mid-ranger.

Good looks are not the only thing the G9 Lite offers: it's actually quite the bang for the buck, covering all the basics. It sports a reasonable size with a 5.2" display, that metal build with slim profile and light weight, along with Huawei's custom user interface on top of Android and a 13-megapixel, f/2.0 rear camera.

The phone also comes in a selection of three familiar, iPhone-like colors: a dark grey, light great and gold version.

Here are the specs of the Huawei G9 Lite in a nutshell:

G9 Lite
PlatformAndroid 6 Marshmallow
with HTC Sense
Dimensions146.8mm x 72.6mm x 7.5mm, weight of 143g
Display5.2" Full HD (1080 x 1920)
SoCSnapdragon 617 with 3GB RAM
Octa-core (4 A53s @ 2GHz, 4 A53s @ 1.7GHz)
Cameras13MP rear Sony cam with f/2.0 lens
8MP front camera
Battery3,000 mAh

Price and release date

The HuaweI G9 carries an official price of some $260 (1,700 yuan) in China. The world's most populous nation is also the first and so far only official market for the phone, but we expect the phone to also go on sale in many of Huawei's global markets including Europe. There is no official information about price and release date of the Huawei G9 in the United States.

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