New Honor 20 Lite is on its road to its home country of China after George Zhao promised its arrival. The phone already appeared on TENAA, the brand director of Honor shared some of its upcoming colors, and on top of that, the official Weibo profile of the company announced the launch date - it is October 15.
The phone is listed in TENAA as LRA-AL00 and will have a 2.2 GHz processor, which is most likely part of the Kirin 810 chipset. It is coupled with 4/6/8 GB RAM and up to 256 gigs of storage. The display is listed as 6.3” OLED panel with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, which is slightly taller than the 19.5:9 screen ratio.
Looking at the camera department, we have a 48 MP main shooter, coupled with an 8 MP snapper and a 2 MP depth sensor, while the front-facing camera is 16 MP. It is tucked in a waterdrop notch and not in a punch-hole like the Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, or the Honor 20S.
Since the device is aimed at the midrange market, the appearance of the Honor 20 Lite is as important as the specs sheet. Ms. Xiaoyun Zhang, the chief brand officer, shared some of the paint jobs, expected to make their way to the back of the phone. Some of the sketches reveal diagonal gradients with green-orange-peach combo or a colder aqua-purple-violet solution.
The phone is expected to have Magic UI 2.0 (that's the rebranded EMUI for Honor phones), based on Android Pie, while the battery will be at least 3,900 mAh. At tomorrow’s event, we will see how much will the Honor 20 Lite cost - our expectations are to be positioned between the Honor 20i (globally known as Honor 20 Lite) and Honor 20S, so a starting price of around CNY1,799 or about $250.