Make in India: Honor moves ahead with local manufacturing of Honor 9 Lite


Honor, Huawei’s e-brand for digital natives, has now started manufacturing Honor 9 Lite locally in India, as a commitment to Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Honor 9 Lite is the company’s most successful smartphone in India with over 1 million units sold since its launch earlier this year. Featuring a 5.65 inch 18:9 IPS display, Honor 9 Lite boasts quad-cameras, with dual-cameras on both the front, as well as the rear, delivering an unparalleled camera experience for selfie-lovers. Starting at INR 10,999, Honor 9 Lite leads innovation in its price bracket, bringing premium features such as a bezel-less display, premium double-sided 2.5D glass unibody, 3000 mAh long-lasting battery, and runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Local manufacturing of the top-selling Honor 9 Lite, will take place at the Flex plant in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.

P Sanjeev, Vice-President, Sales, Huawei Consumer Business Group stated: “When we started manufacturing devices in September 2016 with Honor Holly 3, it was our first step towards bringing Honor closer to our fans in India in the years to come. The local production of our top-seller Honor 9 Lite today is yet another milestone in our 16 year journey in India. The “Make in India” initiative has been a great opportunity for us to contribute to India’s evolution in the technology and manufacturing sector”

Priced at INR 10,999 (32GB) and INR 14,999 (64GB), Honor 9 Lite is currently available across Flipkart, and

As a pioneer of dual-camera technology, Honor has pushed creative boundaries even further with dual front and rear cameras and equipped with a FullView FHD+ display screen. The front camera features an industry leading 13MP + 2MP dual-lens system, delivering crystal images with hardware-level bokeh effects paired with a rear 13MP+2MP dual-lens camera and PDAF fast focus. Designed with both aesthetics and function in mind, the Honor 9 Lite is ultra-thin, sleek, and stylish.

The Honor 9 Lite is armed with ultra-fast 16nm octa-core Kirin 659 chipset and a fully enhanced graphics processing unit (GPU), together with the capability of Android 8.0 and EMUI 8.0, ensuring a smoother and faster user experience.