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Huawei Honor Play Specifications, Features and Price

Gaming smartphones are already taking over the mobile world and very hot right now in the market. Huawei’s Honor brand has released affordable gaming phones – the Honor Play – which has now been launched in China.

The Honor Play features a 6.3” screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 1,080 x 2,280 px resolution. The phone has the company’s Histen audio tech which is used to provide 3D game sounds and 7.1 channel virtualization.

The base price is for a model with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB storage, Huawei is also offering a CNY 2,400 model ($375/€320) with 6 GB of RAM (we would have liked to see more storage on this one).

The Honor Play packs a 3,750 mAh battery, large by normal standards and about the size of the nubia Red Magic battery. This is the first Honor to ship with Android 8.1 Oreo and EMUI 8.2 out of the box, so it comes with the latest optimizations.

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The phone has a 16 MP + 2 MP dual camera on the back with recognition for over 500 scenes, powered by the NPU, Kirin’s AI core. The 16 MP selfie camera does 3D portrait lighting, similar to the iPhone.

You can pre-order an Honor Play today, sales start on June 11. Available color options are Black and Violet, plus Black and Red special edition.

Huawei Honor Play Specifications

Network

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Data Speed: HSPA, LTE
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SIM Type and Count

  • Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Software (OS)/Skin

  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) / EMUI 8.2

Design & Build

  • Dimensions: 157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 176 g
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Violet

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~83.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes

Hardware & Memory

  • Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 970
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • RAM: 4 / 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)

Camera

  • Rear: Dual: 16 (f/2.2) + 2 MP (f/2.4), phase detection autofocus, LED flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Front-facing: 16 MP (f/2.0, 2.0µm), 1080p

Multimedia

  • Music Support: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Support: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Miscellaneous

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • Document viewer
  • Photo/video editor

Battery

  • Charging: Fast battery charging 18W
  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery

Announcement & Availability Date

  • Announced: June, 2018
  • Availability: June 7, 2018

Pricing

  • Launched Price: € 320

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