Latest OTA update brings in Face Unlock feature to Honor 9 Lite in India

Last month, Huawei sub-brand Honor rolled out an OTA update for Honor View10 in India that brought along Face Unlock feature to the phone. Now, Honor has started rolling out another OTA update that brings the Face Unlock feature to Honor 9 Lite as well.


The OTA update has started rolling out to Honor 9 Lite in India, and, Honor has said that the roll-out of the update will complete by March 5, 2018. In case you are unaware, the Face Unlock feature uses face recognition to unlock the smartphone so that you don’t have to use the fingerprint scanner or type in your security PIN.

At Honor, we believe in delivering superior and innovative smartphone experiences and the Face Unlock roll-out for Honor 9 Lite is in line with our commitment. Honor 9 Lite will be the most affordable smartphone in the Indian market to support Face Unlock feature and will further emerge as the best value for money smartphone with superior hardware and software configurations.” said P Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Huawei Consumer Business Group.

The Honor 9 Lite was launched in India last month. It is powered by Kirin 659 SoC and comes in two variants – 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage, and, 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage. The former costs you ₹10,999 whereas the latter sets you back by ₹14,999.

Honor 9 Lite Specifications

  • CPU: 2.36 GHz Kirin 659 octa-core processor
  • RAM: 3/4 GB
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
  • Operating System: EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Display: 5.65-inch Full-HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) FullView IPS display with 2.5D curved glass
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP + 2 MP with PDAF and LED flash
  • Front Camera: 13 MP + 2 MP with  Hardware-level Bokeh Effects, Beauty Mode and Gesture Control
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB (with 3 GB RAM), 64 GB (with 4 GB RAM)
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, micro USB, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB OTG
  • Other: Fingerprint Scanner
  • Colors: Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black, Glacier Grey
  • Battery: 3000 mAh

Do check out Honor 9 Lite review if you are planning to buy one.