Honor rolls out ‘Ride Mode’ safety feature for Honor 9 Lite

By Press Release | Published on 17 Mar 2018
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The Ride Mode update on the Honor 9 Lite will be initiated in batches and will be completed by March end

Honor rolls out ‘Ride Mode’ safety feature for Honor 9 Lite

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Ride Mode is coming to the Honor 9 Lite and will be rolled out in batches which will be completed by March end. The update is being made available to Honor 9 Lite user via OTA. The feature is expected to come to other devices like the Honor 7X and Honor 9i in the future. 

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Honor, Huawei’s e-brand for digital natives, today announced the rollout of ‘Ride Mode’ feature via HOTA update (Huawei Over The Air) exclusively for Honor 9 Lite smartphone in India. The new feature urges consumers to follow responsible and safe smartphone usage operating a two-wheel vehicle. According to industry reports and figures, India has one of the highest numbers of road accidents due to several factors like distracted driving and mobile phone usage while driving/riding. Ride Mode will soon be also rolled out for other Honor smartphones like Honor 7X, and Honor 9i in future. 

The Ride Mode update on the Honor 9 Lite will be initiated in batches and will be completed by March end. Post the update, to enable ‘Ride-Mode’; user needs to activate the feature either from drop-down notifications menu or by going to the phone’s ‘Settings’. Once enabled, the caller will be notified that the user is currently riding, and cannot answer calls. The feature, however, allows the caller to call the rider by pressing numeric 1 in-case of urgency or emergency. 

“Honor has been leading the market through consumer-centric innovation, and the new Ride Mode feature continues our innovation and further reiterates our commitment towards the betterment of smartphone experience. Ride Mode feature will be useful for millions of Indian bike rider and encourage safe smartphone usage while bike riding.” Said P Sanjeev, Vice President, Sales, Huawei Consumer Business Group

Huawei Honor is known as an industry leader for its meaningful innovation and cutting-edge technology prowess. Earlier in 2015, Huawei was the first smartphone brand in India, to introduce SOS feature, post-government’ directive of including a panic button or SOS feature.

The Honor 9 Lite is a 5.65-inch smartphone with an 18:9 IPS display, designed with dual cameras on both the front and rear and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0. The quad-camera smartphone that delivers unparalleled images for the selfie-lovers, will be available at an extremely competitive price point of INR 10,999 for the 32 GB variant and INR 14,999 for the 64 GB variant. 

Compared to other smartphones in the same price bracket, the Honor 9 Lite leads the way in combining value with the all-important wider screen, bezel-less display and a series of high-end features; from the premium double-sided 2.5D glass unibody, 13MP quad-lens camera, a 3000 mAh long-lasting battery with unmatched durability and quality. Honor recently announced Face Unlock feature for the Honor 9 Lite. To enable face recognition, you need to enroll your face by accusing Face recognition feature in phone settings menu. You can enroll your face by simply looking at the camera. 

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