Along with the Huawei Honor 9i, the company also announced the Honor Play smartphone in China. It is a mid-range device comes with a 6.3-inch 19:5:9 display with Notch, 6GB RAM, Dual Rear Cameras, rear fingerprint sensor and Kirin 970 10nm SoC.
Honor Play Price and Availability
The Honor Play price in China starts from CNY 1,999 – approximately $312 for the 4GB RAM version and the 6GB RAM version costs CNY 2,399 – approximately $375. It is already available for pre-order in China and goes on sale from June 11, 2018. The handset comes in Black, Blue, Violet and Red color options.
Honor Play Specifications
the Honor Play features a 6.3-inch Notch display with Full HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) resolution, 19:5:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass display, 85% NTSC color gamut and 89% screen-to-body ratio. The handset is powered by 2.4GHz Kirin 970 Octa-core processor paired with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU and 4GB/6GB of RAM. The device also packs i7 co-processor, NPU, GPU Turbo graphics processing acceleration technology that increases graphics processing efficiency of mobile phones for smoother and faster mobile experience, especially for mobile games.
On the camera front, the Honor Play bears a dual rear camera setup: a 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, CAF, f/2.2 aperture, along with a 2-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture and LED flash. The Camera also supports AI scene recognition that can detect over 500 scenes and the portrait shots too. There is also a 16-megapixel front-facing selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, uses pixel binning technology, combining the information from four pixels to create one large 2.0µm pixel.
The Honor Play features a rear-facing fingerprint sensor, packs 64GB of internal storage with microSD slot up to 256GB. It also has 4D gaming experience with real-time recognition of the game scene that vibrates the phone to intelligent match up to 30 different senses promising more realistic game scene experience. It also offers 7.1-channel 3D Histen audio experience in games.
The handset packs a 3750mAh battery with fast charging support, and EMUI 8.2 running on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. For connectivity, includes Dual SIM 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio options. The device measures 157.91×74.27×7.84mm and weighs 176 grams.