Huawei Mate 9 family has grown some more today. Joining the already announced Mate 9, Mate 9 Porsche Design, and Mate 9 Pro is the new Mate 9 Lite, which has now become official. Huawei hasn't held any sort of special event for this model, choosing instead to silently list it on its website.

Huawei Mate 9 Lite

In terms of the specs, the Lite version does come with various toning downs. So the display comes in at 5.5-inches and makes use of a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Inside, the Mate 9 Lite will be available in two different versions, one sporting 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and the other sporting 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Both versions come powered by the Kirin 655 octa-core processor. While in terms of cameras, there is a 12-megapixel (+ 2-megapixel) dual camera setup on the back, along with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Additional features listed include a 3,340 mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor and Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) by way of EMUI 4.1. Last but not least, the Mate 9 will be available in Gray, Gold and Silver colors.

Two hardware versions will be up for grabs (possibly depending on market), one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, the other having 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The Huawei Mate 9 Lite dimensions are 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm, and it weighs 162g. It has a full metal construction and a fingerprint sensor on the back. It will be offered in gold, gray, and silver. Pricing and availability information haven't been announced yet.