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Honor Play With 6.3-Inch Display, GPU Turbo, EMUI 8.2 Launched

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Honor Play has been launched as the latest smartphone from the company in 2018. The Huawei sub-brand has unveiled the new handset in China. The key features of the Honor Play are a 6.3-inch display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a ‘notch’, a HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, up to 6GB RAM, GPU Turbo technology, and more. The smartphone from Honor also comes with a ‘4D’ gaming experience with real-time recognition of the game scene that vibrates the phone to match. As for the GPU Turbo tech, the company says the Honor Play will boost performance when it detects a game is being played. Additionally, the Honor Play runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1.

Honor Play price
The Honor Play has been priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 21,000) for the 4GB RAM variant. For the 6GB RAM model of the smartphone, Honor has priced it at CNY 2,399 (roughly Rs. 25,100). The handset is currently available for pre-order, and it will go on sale in China starting June 11. Notably, the Honor Play will ship in Black, Blue, and Violet colour options.

Honor Play specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor Play runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1. The smartphone sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) with 85 percent NTSC colour gamut. It is powered by the octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC along with Mali-G72 GPU and the built in NPU (neural processor unit). The handset comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants.

In terms of optics, the Honor Play sports a dual camera setup with AI features. It has a 16-megapixel primary lens with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF, and a 2-megapixel secondary lens with f/2.4 aperture. At the front, the smartphone has a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.

The Honor Play is equipped with 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and USB Type-C. Sensors onboard the smartphone are an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.

Meanwhile, the Honor Play is fuelled by a 3750mAh battery with fast charging support. The dimensions of the Honor Play are 157.91×74.27×7.48mm and weighs 176 grams.

Honor Play


General

Release date June 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 157.91 x 74.27 x 7.48
Weight (g) 176.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3750
Colours Black, Blue, and Violet

Display

Screen size (inches) 6.30
Resolution 1080×2340 pixels

Hardware

Processor octa-core
Processor make HiSilicon Kirin 970
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256

Camera

Rear camera 16-megapixel
Rear Flash LED
Front camera 16-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 8.1
Skin EMUI 8.2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM

Sensors

Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes