Honor Play 4D Gaming Smartphone with Kirin 970 And GPU Turbo Launched in India

Honor Play 4D Gaming Smartphone with Kirin 970 And GPU Turbo Launched in India

Honor Play 4D Gaming Smartphone with Kirin 970 And GPU Turbo Launched in India

by August 6, 2018

Honor Play India LaunchHuawei’s co-brand Honor had launched its 4D gaming smartphone dubbed as Honor Play in its hometown China in June. Now the company has launched the phone for game lovers in India at an event that was held in capital city of New Delhi. The highlight of the device is that it’s the first phone to arrive with Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology which enables accelerated GPU performance for enhanced gaming experience even while playing graphics intensive games.

Honor Play Price and Availability in India:

The Honor Play will come in two memory variants. The base variant with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage is priced at Rs. 19,999. Whereas the top variant with 6GB RAM + 64GB storage is priced at Rs. 23,999. The phone will be sold exclusively via eCommerce giant Amazon India’s website starting today (6th August) at 4 pm. There will be two color options available for the buyers- Midnight Black and Navy Blue.

Honor Play India LaunchHonor Play Design and Display:

The Honor Play sports a metal body and features 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, 409 ppi pixel density and aspect ratio of 19:9 resulting into 89 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The display also features 2.5D curved glass layer of protection and an iPhone X like notch at the top, just like most other Android smartphones launched this year.

Honor Play Software, Processor, RAM and Storage:

The Honor Play runs Google’s latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box topped with company’s own EMUI 8.2 which brings some AI-based features as well like Smart AI Gallery Management, Face Unlock, Hi Touch for Shopping etc. to the phone.

Under the hood, the device is powered by company’s latest flagship chipset i.e. 2.36 GHz Octa- core Kirin 970 along with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU and 4GB and 6GB of RAM. As mentioned earlier, the Honor Play features GPU Turbo technology that improves the graphical output by 60% while reducing power consumption by 30%, which enhances the gaming experience even during prolonged gaming sessions. To further improve the gaming experience, the phone also features 4D Gaming that vibrates the phone in real-time by detecting different scenes like explosions and shots. In addition, the Honor Play comes with 3D Gaming Sound Effect that helps users to identify the direction of sounds providing them with an immersive gaming experience.

The internal storage capacity of the phone is 64GB which can be extended further up to 256GB via microSD card.

Honor Play Camera Configuration:

For the camera buffs, the Honor Play bears a vertically stacked dual camera set up comprising of 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 2-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front hosts a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calls. Both front as well as rear camera set up come with some AI backed features like AI Scene Recognition, AI-based Portrait Mode, 3D Portrait Lighting etc.

Honor Play Battery Capacity and Connectivity Features:

The Honor Play is fueled by a 3750 mAh battery that draws power from a USB Type-C port. In terms of connectivity, the phone includes 4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 3.5 mm headphone jack and USB Type-C.

Honor Play Security Features:

For security purpose, the Honor Play features a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. In addition, the front camera doubles up as Face Unlock.

Honor Play Quick Specifications:

  • Display:3-inch Full-HD+ Display
  • Processor:36 GHz Kirin 970 octa-core
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • RAM: 4GB or 6GB
  • Battery Capacity: 3750mAh
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo topped with EMUI 8.2
  • Rear Camera: 16 MP (f/2.2 aperture) + 2 MP (f/2.4 aperture)
  • Front Camera: 16 MP with f/2.0 aperture
  • Onboard Storage: 64GB (256GB expandable)
  • Other Features: Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock, GPU Turbo, AI Gaming, 4D Gaming, 3D Gaming Sound Effect