The Honor 90 series debuted in China at the end of May and is already set for a global launch on July 6th. Now, just before the global market launch, a third model surprisingly appeared – the Honor 90 Lite is here. The new model is powered by a Dimensity 6020 chipset that works together with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. That’s twice as much memory as the Honor 70 Lite (the 80 series got the Honor 80 SE instead of a Lite version). In addition, 5 GB of virtual RAM is possible for a total of 13 GB of working memory.
Another important upgrade is the display. It’s grown to 6.7-inches and now features FHD+ resolution (was 6.5-inch HD+) and a 90Hz refresh rate (was 60Hz). The 16 megapixel selfie camera is located in a punch hole. The main camera on the back has a 100-megapixel sensor with an f/1.9 lens. It is not comparable to the 200 megapixel camera of the Honor 90, but has twice the resolution of the Honor 70 Lite camera. In addition, the new model is equipped with a 5 megapixel ultra wide. Unfortunately, video recording is limited to 1080p.
The Honor 90 Lite traded some battery capacity for faster charging. So the 4,500 mAh battery gets to 55% in half an hour when using a compatible 35 watt Honor SuperCharger. At 179 g and 7.48 mm, the new model is both lighter and significantly thinner. The USB-C 2.0 port also connects headphones via an adapter. The Lite is certified for both Hi-Res Audio and Hi-Res Audio Wireless and has a fingerprint sensor on the side.
The Honor 90 Lite is already available in several European countries. In the UK, the RRP is £300, but the current price is £250 and you can choose between a free Honor Band 7 or free Honor Earbuds X5 (worth £50 and £40 respectively). French customers pay €300 including a €50 voucher and free Earbuds X5. In Germany, the Honor smartphone also costs €300, but with the voucher you only get a 5% discount. The headphones are still free of charge. The Honor 90 Lite is available in Cyan Lake, Titanium Silver, and Midnight Black colors.