Huawei G9 Lite debuts with octa-core Kirin 650 SoC or Snapdragon 617.

Huawei has rolled out a new smartphone called the G9 Lite and a new tablet called the M2 7.0 in China. The first device is the G9 Lite and it has a 5.2-inch 1080p screen that boasts a 76.4% screen-to-body ratio meaning thinner bezels. The heart of the G9 Lite is an octa-core Kirin 650 16nm SoC for some carriers and other carriers will get the device with a Snapdragon 617 under the hood.

Both versions of that smartphone run Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 over the top. The rear camera is a 13MP unit with LED flash and the front selfie snapper is an 8MP unit. A fingerprint scanner is on the back of the smartphone. Both of the available chipsets are paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

Storage can be expanded up to 128GB using microSD cards. Dual SIM card slots support nano SIMs. That front selfie snapping camera has an f/2.0 aperture with 4P lens with the rear camera sharing the same aperture with 5P lens. Power comes from a 3000 mAh internal battery and LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS are supported.

The G9 Lite comes in white, gold, or black and sells for 1,599 yuan or about $245 in the US. Some variants of the G9 Lite sell for 1,699 yuan or $261 US. The on sale date for the smartphone is May 13. The M2 7.0 tablet has a 7-inch 1080p display with 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, fingerprint sensor, and a 4360 mAh internal battery. The tablet comes in white, pink, or blue colors for 1599 yuan or $245 for the 16GB version and 1799 yuan or $276 for the 32GB version. It lands in China this week.

SOURCE: fonearena