Honor, Huawei sub-brand has released an update for the Honor 9 Lite(India) offering the much awaited Face Unlock feature. Honor today has started rolling out the new feature via an OTA (over-the-air) update in India that will be available to all Honor 9 Lite users by March 5.
With this update Honor 9 Lite becomes the third smartphone to get the Face Unlock feature after the Honor 7X and Honor View 10. The Face Unlock feature will allow you to unlock the Honor 9 Lite using your own face. You need to enroll your face by accessing the Face Unlock feature in the Settings menu and then simply look at the front camera of the device. This helps the provided facial recognition technology recognize your face and enable an easy unlocking function over the existing fingerprint, pattern, or PIN unlock.
“At Honor, we believe in delivering superior and innovative smartphone experiences and the Face Unlock rollout 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 boasts a decent list of specifications for the budget segment users. The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor 9 Lite runs EMUI 8.0, based on Android 8.0 Oreo, and features a 5.65-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels) IPS display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by a Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC, paired with 3GB and 4GB RAM variants. Also, it has Quad-camera setup with 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors both front and back.
The Honor 9 Lite comes with two storage options – 32GB and 64GB. Both options support expansion via microSD card up to 256GB in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration. In terms of connectivity, there is 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG support, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The smartphone packs a 3000mAh battery and weighs 149 grams.
The new update from Honor will be coming with the Android 8.0 Oreo update with all the new features of EMUI 8. This includes the popular Picture in Picture mode, Notification dots and password autofill, along with some bug fixes.