The Chinese smartphone brand Huawei’s sub-brand Honor launched their first gaming smartphone in June and the device is dubbed as Honor Play. That said, the company has launched in the Chinese market at that time, and then the company launched the device in India early this month. Well, as we updated earlier, now at the IFA event the company has revealed the pricing and availability of the device for the global market.
The device has the price tag of 349 euros for the European market and 279 pounds in the UK for the 4 GB RAM variant and the company didn’t say anything about the 6 GB RAM variant. That said, the device will be available in U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and Spain through the official HiHonor online store.
Specification of Honor Play
The Honor Play sports 6.3-inch Full-HD+ notched display with a 2.5D curved glass atop along with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and has 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by 2.36 GHz octa core Kirin 970 processor and paired with 4/6 GB RAM along with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. In terms of storage, the device has 64 GB internal storage and it can be expandable upto 256 GB via microSD card.
Moving to the camera department, the device has dual camera setup at the back with the combination of 16 megapixel (f/2.2 aperture) + 2 megapixel (f/2.4 aperture) with PDAF and LED flash, along with 16 megapixel front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. Moreover, the camera of the device also comes with AI features like AI Beauty Mode, AR Stickers, and AI Portrait Mode. Having said that, the smartphone has the AI Shopping feature which will allow shopping quickly.
As its a gaming Smartphone, the device features GPU Turbo and 4D Gaming, and these features make the device perfect for gaming. The GPU Turbo technology increases the graphics performance by 60%. Well, with efficient graphics, game lovers can play heavy games without the dropped frames. Speaking about 4D Gaming, it will offer the real-time vibrations on the device which depends on the scenes of the game like explosions or shots. Well, this will definitely offer a thrilling experience to the users. Moreover, the device also offers 3D sound.
Coming to the connectivity options of the device supports dual hybrid SIM, dual 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C, and GPS. The Honor Play also supports the fingerprint scanner to give an additional layer of security. It runs on Android Oreo 8.1 which is based on EMUI 8.2 and the device ships on 3,750 mAh battery with 18W charging.