Honor Play Set For India Launch On August 6

Honor Play Set For India Launch On August 6

Honor Play Set For India Launch On August 6

by July 27, 2018

Huawei’s smartphone targeting gamers, the Honor Play, is all set for an India launch on August 6. The information is courtesy its listing on e-commerce website – Amazon India. The Honor Play will be an Amazon exclusive in India. It will be the first smartphone from Huawei’s stable to feature the company’s proprietary GPU Turbo technology, which will especially focus on improving the overall performance to enhance the gaming experience.

The smartphone comes with HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC processor. The Honor Play has already seen the light of the day in China in June this year. This will be the second smartphone launch in two consecutive weeks, after the Huawei-owned brand unveiled the Honor 9N in India earlier this week.

In China, the Honor Play has been priced at CNY 1,999 which converts to around Rs. 21,000 for the 4GB RAM variant. Its 6GB RAM model has been priced at CNY 2,399 which works out to around Rs. 25,100. The smartphone is available in Black, Blue, and Violet colour options.

The Honor Play offers a dual-SIM (Nano) and runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1. The smartphone features a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display. The resolution of the display is 1080×2340 pixels. It comes with 85 percent NTSC colour gamut. The smartphone 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 headset of the Huawei Play comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants.

In the camera department, the Honor Play features a dual camera setup with AI features. The smartphone comes with a 16-megapixel primary lens with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF. Its secondary sensor is a 2-megapixel lens with f/2.4 aperture. The smartphone is equipped with a selfie camera that has a 16-megapixel sensor and f/2.0 aperture.

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

The Honor Play is powered by a 3750mAh battery with fast charging support. The smartphone is 157.91×74.27×7.48mm and weighs 176 grams.