Huawei threw a launch event for its new flagship device Mate 9 that also included Mate 9 Porsche Design. The then rumored Huawei 9 Lite did not make the cut. Now, the more affordable Mate 9 variant makes its silent debut in Huawei's website product listing. The cheaper price and name suggest that it's not as powerful as the top-level Mate 9 smartphone.
Mate 9 Lite Specs
The Mate 9 Lite is for you if you are looking for a more affordable Mate 9 experience. As far as specs are concerned, you don't expect much. It is powered by Kirin 655 SoC with an octa-core CPU. The Mate 9 Lite runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei's EMUI 4.1. It has a 5.5-inch FHD display with 2.5D curved glass on top and a 3,340 mAh battery, according to GSM Arena.
It also has 3GB up to 4GB of RAM, 32GB up to 64GB of storage, a 12MP + 2MP dual rear camera and an 8MP front camera.
Mate 9 Lite Features
The Mate 9 Lite that comes in three different colors Gray, Gold and Silver features a number of sensors that include that for fingerprint, proximity, ambient light, hall effect and compass acceleration. As mentioned above, Mate 9 Lite will use dual-camera technology like its predecessors.
Huawei claims that the 1.25μm large pixel Sensor in its 12MP rear camera will be able to take clear, crisp and vibrant photos in low light and at night. On the other side, the 8MP selfie camera will have a wider angle lens. It is integrated with automatic facial recognition and retouch software.
Pricing And Availability
It's not yet revealed when the Mate 9 Lite becomes available. Likewise, the price is still not listed. Though it is expected to cost significantly less than Mate 9 and Mate 9 Porsche Design. It should be noted that the images of the Huawei Mate 9 Lite were leaked back on Nov. 7, according to the Android Headlines. This occurred as the said device was passing through the FCC.