Honor Play Launched In India – All You Need To Know

Huawei sub-brand Honor has launched a new smartphone with Kirin 970 SoC in India. The Honor Play features the company’s latest GPU Turbo technology. It was launched in China last month alongside the Honor 9i (Honor 9N in India). Read more to find about Honor Play Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Honor Play

Price and Availability

Price Rs 19,999 (base model)

The Honor Play is priced in India at a starting price of Rs 19,999 (for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant). The high-end model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage is priced at Rs 23,999. The new smartphone will be exclusively available via Amazon India (4 PM onwards today).

In China, the Honor Play is priced at CNY 1,999 (approx Rs 21,000) for the 4GB RAM variant. The 6GB RAM model comes with a price tag of CNY 2,399 (approx Rs 25,100).

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Processor octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970, Mali-G72 GPU, built-in NPU
Internal Storage 64GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Display 6.3-inch, Full HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels), 19:5:9 aspect ratio, 85 percent NTSC color gamut, 2.5D glass
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual (16MP + 2MP) with flash
Front Camera 16MP
Battery 3,750mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The Honor Play features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) display with 19:5:9 aspect ratio, 85 percent NTSC color gamut, and 2.5D glass on top. It is powered by an octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor along with Mali-G72 GPU and the built-in NPU (neural processor unit).

Additionally, the GPU Turbo technology enhances high graphics performance with minimal power consumption. The 3,750mAh battery comes with fast charging support.

In terms of optics, the Honor Play sports a dual rear cameras with LED flash and AI features (AI Scene Detection, AI Portrait Mode, etc). It combines a 16-megapixel primary sensor (f/2.2 aperture and PDAF) and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor (f/2.4 aperture). The 16MP front camera comes with f/2.0 aperture lens and 2.0um pixel.

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  • Fingerprint sensor
  • iPhone-like notch
  • 7.1-channel Histen audio
  • Android Oreo 8.1 OS
  • EMUI 8.2
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • BeiDou
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dual-SIM
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity sensor
  • Multiple color options

The new handset runs Android Oreo 8.1 operating system with EMUI 8.2 out of the box. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC, and USB Type-C.

The dual-SIM smartphone comes in blue and black color options. It measures 157.91 x 74.27 x 7.48mm and weighs 176 grams. The internal storage can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB). Sensors on the device include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.

Additional features include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, iPhone-like notch, and 7.1-channel Histen audio.

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Honor is one of the fastest growing smartphone brands in India. Recently, the company launched its Honor 9N in India. It features a 5.84-inch full HD+ display witha 19:9 aspect ratio. The Honor 9N is powered by an octa-core Kirin 659 processor along with ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. In terms of optics, it comes with dual rear cameras (13MP + 2MP) and 16MP front camera. The mid-range smartphone is backed by a 3,000mAh battery.

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