Huawei’s smartphone brand Honor launched a new phone Honor Play in India on Monday at an event in Delhi. The Honor Play is a gaming phone, and it was launched in China back in June. The Honor Play comes in two variants – 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM in India with a starting price of Rs. 19,999.
Honor is touting its GPU Turbo technology that is said to be achieved through hardware and software integration and results in smoother and faster mobile gaming. As per the company, the Honor Play is the first phone in the world that is capable of 4D gaming. Other highlights of the smartphone are 19.5:9 notch display, and its dual rear camera setup.
Honor Play Specifications
The Honor Play sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (1080×2340 pixels) notch display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Huawei HiSilicon Kirin powers 970 SoC coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 256GB in a hybrid slot. The play runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
In the camera department, it sports a dual rear camera setup with a 16MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture. It also has PDAF, EIS, AIS and a single-LED flash. Up front, there is a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity options on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, GPS/ A-GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors include an accelerometer, digital compass, ambient light, gyroscope, and proximity. It also has a back mounted fingerprint sensor. A 3750mAh battery powers the Honor Play, which is aided by Honor’s fast charging.
Honor Play Price in India, availability
The smartphone will be an Amazon exclusive. The Play price in India starts at Rs 19,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage version. The top-end 6GB RAM and 64GB storage version cost Rs. 23,999. The Honor Play launch offers to include a bundled Vodafone offer that will give 10GB additional data per month for a year along with Amazon Prime subscription. There is also some more offers for Axis bank customers.
The Honor Play will be available in Midnight Black and Navy Blue colors. Stay tuned for a full review of the Honor Play.