Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has today finally launched Honor Play, the affordable gaming-centric smartphone in india. the device offers an 7.1 channel 3D Histen audio and 4D gaming experience with real time recognition of the game-play which vibrates the device to intelligently matching up-to 30 different senses promising more realistic game play experience.
The highlight feature of the device besides the gaming experience is its 6.3-inch Full HD+ 19:5:9 display with a ‘iPhone X’ like notch along with a screen-to-body ratio of 89-percent. the device is powered by the company’s in-house Octa-Core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 coupled with NPU and GPU Turbo graphics processing acceleration technology which offers smoother and faster gaming experience by increasing graphic processing efficiency on the device.
Commenting on the launch, P Sanjeev, Vice President Sales, Huawei India-Consumer Business Group, said, “With a clear focus on design, innovation and seamless experience, Honor is expanding its influence globally as well as in India. Honor will keep surprising and delighting the young generation with its stylish design, superior performance and unique features, setting new trends and redefining accessibility. The launch of Honor Play marks the beginning of innovative technology with Kirin 970 and AI technology, making consumers shift from smartphones to “Intelligent phones”. Marked as a true performance device, the Honor Play will be the most affordable performance device with flagship specs available to the Indian consumer. We hope that our young audience appreciates the capabilities of the Honor Play and support our efforts in making this Crazy Fast & Crazy Smart experience a success in India.”
The Honor Play is priced at Rs. 19,999 for the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage variant, and Rs. 23,999 for the 6GB RAM / 64GB storage variant. the device will go on sale starting from today at 16:00 hrs local time, August 6th, 2018 exclusively via Amazon India, and Hihonor online stores.
The Honor Play bears a 6.3-inch (2340 x 1080p) Full HD+ LCD display with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9, 85-percent NTSC color gamut and 2.5D curved glass. the device is powered by an Octa-Core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) 10nm processor paired with an i7 co-processor, Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, and a in-built (neural processor unit) NPU. the device comes with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and supports expandable memory up to 256GB via microSD. it runs on Emotion UI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo update and is juiced by a 3,750 mAh battery with fast charging support.
In the camera department, the device sports a dual rear camera setup with a 16-megapixel primary sensor with Artificial Intelligence features, F/2.2 aperture, PDAF, & LED flash along with a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with F/2.4 aperture which offers depth-of-view for portrait shots. on the front, there’s another 16-megapixel camera with F/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity option includes Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD), Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C. it also on-boards accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor and a Fingerprint sensor (at the back). the device measures at 157.91 × 74.27 × 7.84 mm and weights at 176 grams.
|General||Honor Play Specifications|
|Color||Midnight Black & Navy Blue|
|Resolution||2340 x 1080 pixels|
|CPU||Kirin 970 Ai Chipset|
|CPU SPEED||4 x 2.36 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz|
|RAM Size||4GB &6GB (LPDDR4X)|
|ROM Size||64GB (UFS2.1)|
|External Memory||MicroSD (upto 256GB)|
|Rear camera||16MP + 2MP AI [PDAF & AF Auxiliary light]|
|Video Recording Resolution||UHD 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels)|
|Stabilizer||EIS + AIS support (highest 1080 pixels)|
|Battery||3750mAh Lithium polymer battery, Fast Charger (9V 2A)|
|Operating system||EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1|
|Noise reduction||Dual-microphone noise reduction|
|Number of SIM||Dual-SIM|
|SIM Slot Type||Hybrid Dual SIM|
|Network Standard||LTE FDD/LTE TDD/WCDMA/GSM (VoLTE)|
|WiFi||802.11 b/g/n/a/ac 2.4GHz/5GHz|
|USB Type||USB Type-C|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack|
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass, Gravity sensor, Gyroscope|
|Dimensions||157.91 x 74.27 x 7.48mm|