HONOR has announced the Magic 5 Lite abroad, and if it looks familiar, that’s because it’s actually a rebranded device that’s already really popular here in the Philippines.

As you can see from the design and key specs, the HONOR Magic 5 Lite is a rebranded HONOR X9a. That said, it shares the same design with the large circular glass on the back and an almost bezel-less curved screen on the front.


The said screen uses a 6.67-inch OLED panel with an FHD+ pixel resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit color, and a high 1920Hz PWM dimming to keep your eyes safe. We also have an under-display fingerprint scanner and a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

Around the back, HONOR used a 64-megapixel main sensor, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 2-megapixel macro lens.


Under the hood, the Magic 5 Lite is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor, which brings the latest 5G connectivity to the device. It is paired with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and the Android 12-based Magic UI 6.1 interface on top.

As for the battery, we have a 5,100mAh capacity that is charged by the included 40W adapter.


The HONOR Magic 5 Lite comes with the same color options; Emerald Green, Titanium Silver, and Midnight Black. It will be available for pre-order on February 20 at a price of EUR379 (~Php22,400). If you’re interested, the X9a is available in the Philippines for Php16,990.

HONOR Magic 5 Lite Specs

  • Android 12, MagicUI 6.1
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, 394ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • Adreno 619 GPU
  • 128GB internal storage, non-expandable
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 5-megapixel (ultra-wide) + 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Under-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Loudspeaker, Hi-Res Audio, Hi-Res wireless
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 161.6 x 73.9 x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • Colors: Emerald Green, Titanium Silver, Midnight Black
  • 5,100mAh non-removable battery, 40W HONOR SuperCharge

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