Honor Malaysia has launched its first budget smartphone for the year – the Honor 10 Lite – which runs on a Kirin 710 octa-core processor, and has 3GB RAM and 32GB/ 64GB storage that’s expandable up to 512GB.
The selling point of the smartphone is probably the 24-megapixel front camera with AI technology. With a f
/2.0 aperture, the sensor uses “exposure compensation technology” that's claimed to result in improved selfies under any lighting.
“The Honor 10 Lite is designed for the younger generation – the selfie-taking generation. Our technology is capable of identifying the subject and customising the beauty effects according to their age, gender and skin tone,” claimed Honor Malaysia head Zhao Zhiwei at the launch in Kuala Lumpur.
The 3D Portrait lighting also provides multiple options such as soft, butterfly, split, classic and stage lighting.
On the back are 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel cameras with AI-powered Image Stabilisation technology which the company claims will produce sharp images even if you have shaky hands.
The camera also has several smart features. Smart Shopping uses the camera to spot objects and directs users to relevant e-commerce sites to make purchases; AI Translation, as the name implies, helps to translate words and documents; while AI Identify recognises objects such as buildings and paintings and offers extra info.
Keeping to the sleek and clean design of its predecessor, the Honor 10 Lite has a Dewdrop FullView screen, and a curved design on its back.
The smartphone sports a 6.21in (2,340 x 1,080 pixels) display with a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%. It runs on Android 9 with EMUI 9.0 user interface, and powering the device is a 3,400mAh battery.
On the back is a fingerprint sensor, and a 3.5mm headphone jack is fitted at the bottom of the device, next to the micro USB slot for charging.
At the launch, Zhao also introduced two wearables – the Honor Band 4 and Honor Band 4 Running.
The Honor Band 4 has a touchscreen and comes with multi-sport function that even recognises swim strokes, and records swimming speed, heart rate and more.
The Running version is more versatile – users can wear it on their hand or unclip the wristband and buckle it to their shoes to monitor their foot strike pattern and impact, swing angle, step length and more.
The smartphone and wearables will go on sale tomorrow (Jan 9) on its official website
The 32GB Honor 10 Lite is priced at RM749 and will come in Midnight Black and Sky Blue, while the 64GB version is priced at RM799 and will come in Sapphire Blue and Shiny Red.
Those who make their purchases tomorrow at the website or Honor Malaysia’s official flagship store on Lazada can get the 32GB version for RM699.
The Honor Band 4 is priced at RM149 and comes in Black, while the Honor Band 4 Running is priced at RM79 and comes in Red and Green.