Honor 8 Lite unveiled in China. Only one rear camera, but retains beautiful glass back


The Honor 8 Lite was announced alongside the Honor V9 in China today. If it might look rather familiar, that's probably because it had been introduced in a multitude of other names, which includes the Huawei P8 Lite (2017), as well as Huawei Nova Lite.

Honor 8 Lite seems like the most appropriate name for the device, as it looks exactly like the Honor 8. The following are its tech-specs:

  • Kirin 655 Processor
  • 3GB or 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB of storage (microSD expandable up to 128GB)
  • 5.2-inch Full HD (1080p) display
  • 12MP rear camera with PDAF
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.0


The Honor 8 Lite has the same beautiful glass body as the Honor 8, and comes in exactly the same shade of Black, Gold, White and Blue. The difference? The Honor 8 Lite sports a single 12MP rear camera. Yes, no more dual 12MP. After all, there’s a “Lite” in its name. While it only comes with a single camera sensor, it is no slouch, as it comes packed with f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus, as well as having a large 1.25µm pixel size. It also focuses as close as 7cm.


Other than the camera, the Honor 8 Lite also comes with a different processor. It run on the Kirin 655, which is used in most of Honor’s mid-range devices, like the recently announced Honor 6X. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh battery, though, there was no mention of any Quick Charge capabilities.


In terms of pricing, the Honor 8 Lite comes in three variants, differing only by the amount of RAM and internal storage. Here are the details:

  • Honor 8 Lite (3GB RAM + 32GB Storage ): 1099 Yuan (around RM712)
  • Honor 8 Lite (4GB RAM + 32GB Storage ): 1399 Yuan (around RM906)
  • Honor 8 Lite (4GB RAM + 64GB Storage ): 1599 Yuan (around RM1036)

The Honor 8 Lite sure looks like an interesting device. Compared to the international variants, which only has 16GB of internal storage, the Honor 8 Lite comes with a minimum of 32GB storage. While there has not been any word of the phone’s official Malaysia pricing and availability. Stay tuned on TechNave.com for future updates on this!