05:27AM EST - We're in the depths of the East End of London for the next Honor smartphone launch. With Honor recently releasing the Honor 9 Lite in China and India, a similar equivalent is expected for the rest of the world.

05:29AM EST - We're sat in a small room of about 30-40 press. The event should start in a minute or two

05:37AM EST - OK, we're being told the presentation starts at 11, because that's when the livestream starts

06:00AM EST - The speaker is ready to get on stage

06:00AM EST - Starting with the logo, the two dual camera logos

06:01AM EST - two plus two equals four

06:01AM EST - The music has stopped

06:02AM EST - Apparently the live stream will be held at https://www.facebook.com/events/143183203155744/

06:02AM EST - Honor's PR team look to be using a tethered smartphone for the stream?

06:03AM EST - The press person next to me (never met him before) is randomly browsing AnandTech

06:04AM EST - Wilkin Lee to the stage, Sales/Marketing Director UK for Honor

06:04AM EST - Announcing the Honor 9 Lite

06:04AM EST - 5.65-inch fullview display

06:04AM EST - 13MP + 2MP quad camera

06:04AM EST - customized beauty algorithm

06:05AM EST - 'be the master of photography' with #beyourselfie

06:05AM EST - four lenses, 13MP HD dual-lens front camera

06:05AM EST - 16 levels of wide aperture

06:05AM EST - Portrait mode

06:05AM EST - updated software - making eyes pop and cheeks glow

06:06AM EST - Aperture from f/0.95 to f/16

06:06AM EST - hardware level Depth-of-FIeld

06:06AM EST - snap first, focus later

06:06AM EST - Gesture control

06:07AM EST - 'bring your selfie to life'

06:07AM EST - on the rear is 13MP+2MP

06:07AM EST - HDR mode

06:07AM EST - updated

06:07AM EST - faster phase detection autofocus

06:08AM EST - Added a Good Food mode for pictures

06:08AM EST - The goal with the 9 Lite is 'to be a master of photography'

06:08AM EST - Mirror like effect finish on the phone

06:09AM EST - Dual 2.5D Glass Design

06:09AM EST - FullView Display

06:09AM EST - FHD+ screen, 5.65-inch screen in 5.2 inch device

06:10AM EST - Front of the phone will have metal flake details

06:10AM EST - Gloss finish, laser-etched design

06:10AM EST - New set of colors compared to previous launches

06:10AM EST - over 1000 color prototypes tested

06:10AM EST - Final colors will be a 'new' Sapphire Blue, Glacier Grey, and Midnight Black

06:11AM EST - 'New Generation of Affordable Premium' with the hardware

06:11AM EST - EMUI 8, based on Android 8.0

06:11AM EST - Kirin 659

06:12AM EST - 2.36 GHz, 3GB DRAM and 32GB Storage

06:12AM EST - 3000mAh battery

06:12AM EST - Eye comfort mode, good for 3 nits

06:12AM EST - Added in Histen technology - 3D immersive audio

06:12AM EST - Real-time headset monitoring

06:13AM EST - apparently this is a future software release, the headset monitoring stuff

06:13AM EST - updated pre-production quality testing

06:14AM EST - e.g. 10000 on/off cycles, 200k power button presses

06:14AM EST - 199 GBP

06:14AM EST - that's around 229 EUR

06:14AM EST - Available from Feb 9th

06:15AM EST - with select retailers

06:15AM EST - That was a super quick press event - looks like we're set for hands-on testing now

06:16AM EST - Andrei got the information early on the full specifications, which you can find here: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12400/honor-launches-the-honor-9-lite

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  • UtilityMax - Friday, February 09, 2018 - link

    I haven't seen a proof that 3GB of RAM is not enough for a daily driver phone. I had an Honor 6X, and I could open chrome with 10 tabs and 5 other apps in the background and I never felt lag switching between them. Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Wednesday, February 07, 2018 - link

    What annoys me are the reviewers. The Nokia 1020 was released in 2013 and yet, supposedly, a phone such as the Huawei p10 Plus has an amazing camera (According to reviewers and youtube).

    It's basically a pile of rubbish compared to a phone that arrived 5 years previous. Low light shots are not even close.

    Why is this? By now phone cameras should be absolutely stunning and, in some cases, they are but overall they're not.
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  • Acer Technical Support - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - link

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