Huawei Mate 9 Lite Unveiled: A Low-End Version Of Mate 9

Posted on Nov 20 2016 - 11:14am by Alex Curran

Huawei unveiled its upcoming flagship Huawei Mate 9 Lite, a low-end version of Mate 9. Earlier, Huawei launched three flagship smartphone namely the Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro and the Mate 9 Porsche Design. The fourth coming Mate 9 variant Huawei Mate 9 Lite is lightest version and having least features among its group, which basically means it is also going to have the lowest price.



Huawei Mate 9 Lite Features

Display & Design

The Lite version is slightly smaller than its bigger siblings, it comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display with the resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. It has a 2.5D curved screen on top and complete metal body. It carries the same design as its more premium variants. The device also features a fingerprint sensor as an added security option. It will be available in three color variants, namely Gold, Gray and Silver.

Processor & Storage

The device is powered by company’s own Kirin 655 octa-core processor with the Mali T830-MP2 GPU. The mid-range phone is available in two storage options: 32GB of internal storage with 3GB of RAM or 64GB GB of storage memory with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone also has a microSD card slot which supports storage expansion up to 256GB.

In terms of software, the smartphone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow based on EMUI 4.1.

Dual-Camera Setup

Like the other Mate 9, Lite version also features the dual camera setup, but this time around the Leica lens is absent. It offers 12-megapixel primary camera with LED flash and also has a secondary camera of 2MP on the back of the device. And on the front, it features an 8MP sensor for selfies shooter. The main sensor has 1.25nm pixels and phase detection auto-focus that should work in 0.3 seconds.

Battery & Connectivity Options

The smartphone powered by a 3340mAh battery capacity. In connectivity option of the phone includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS.

Huawei Mate 9 Lite Specs


Huawei Mate 9 Lite

Display 5.5-inch full HD display
Resolution 1920 × 1080 pixels
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor Kirin 655 octa-core processor
GPU Mali T830-MP2 GPU
Memory 3GB/4GB
Storage 32GB/64GB
Expandable storage 256GB via MicroSD card
Dual Rear camera 12MP/2MP
Front camera 8MP
Battery 3340mAh battery
Color Gold, Gray and Silver

Price & Availability

The company has not yet announced the pricing and availability details.