Honor Play

Huawei today officially introduced its Honor Play smartphone in India two months after its initial launch in China. The phone has a 6.3-inch screen with a notch at the top, boasting a pixel resolution of 2340×1080 and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

It is powered by a Kirin 970 chipset paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. Like most of the company recent release, the Honor Play is tuned for better gaming with GPU Turbo, a software that enhanced and accelerate the integrated GPU for better performance and efficiency during gameplay.

Moreover, to make gameplay more immersive the phone also provides 4D gaming experience by using a real-time scene detection to offer subtle heptic that go in rhythm with the gameplay, which makes gaming a more realistic. Audio is tuned by Histen 3D audio tech for virtual surround ultra-wide sound effects, even when using headphones.

The Honor Play comes with 16MP+2MP dual rear camera and a 16MP front camera. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, sports a fingerprint sensor at the back, and is fuelled by a 3750mAh battery with fast charging. It has a metal back and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Honor Play Specifications

  • 6.3-inch LCD 2.5D curved glass display with Full HD+ (2340×1080) resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • 64-bit 2.43GHz octa-core Kirin 970 processor, Mali G72 MP12 GPU, NPU, i7 co-processor, GPU Turbo
  • 4GB / 6GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage (expandable up to 256GB via MicroSD card)
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, f/2.2 aperture, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Contrast Auto Focus (CAF), twin-tone LED flash; secondary 2-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 16-megapixel front-facing camera, f/2.0 aperture
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.2
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hybrid dual SIM
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, Dual 4G VoLTE, 3G, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 3750mAh, fast charging
  • Dimensions: 157.91 × 74.27 × 7.84mm
  • Weight: 176 grams
  • Colour(s): Navy Blue, Midnight Black

The 4GB RAM model is priced at Rs 19,999 ($300), while the 6GB RAM model costs Rs 23,999 ($360). It is Amazon exclusive for online sales and it will also be available at Honor store starting today

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