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Honor has quietly launched a new smartphone called the Honor Play 20 in China. It is a low-budget phone that has a starting price of 899 Yuan (~$138) in the home market.

Honor Play 20 launched

The Honor Play 20 has a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel that supports an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The waterdrop notch display delivers a screen-to-body ratio of 89.3 percent. The phone draws power from the 12bn Unisoc Tiger T610 chipset, which includes 2 x Cortex A75 cores clocking at 1.8GHz and 6 x Cortex A55 cores working at 1.8GHz along with Mali G52 GPU with 614.4MHz clocking speeds.

The Play 20 comes with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.  For additional storage, the device offers a microSD card slot. It comes preloaded with the older Android 10 OS, which is overlaid with Magic UI 4.0. The device draws power from a 5,000mAh battery.

Placed on the front is a selfie camera of 5-megapixel. The squarish camera module on the backside of the device has an LED flash, a 13-megapixel main camera, and a 2-megapixel depth.

Honor Play 20

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Honor Play 20 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1x
  • 4G bands: LTE
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, April 26
  • Status: Exp. release 2021, May 01

Design

  • Dimensions: 164 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm (6.46 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)
  • Weight: 198 g (6.98 oz)
  • Build: Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
  • Colors: Black, White, Blue, Silver/Pink
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD
  • Size: 6.52 inches, 102.6 cm2 (~82.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 10, Magic UI 4.0, no Google Play Services

Hardware

  • Chipset: Unisoc T610
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Storage: 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
  • eMMC 5.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Dual
    • 13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 5 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
  • Video: 

Multimedia

  • Radio: FM Radio
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, BDS
  • NFC: No
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0

Features

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Charging 10W

Models: KOZ-AL00

Honor Play 20 Price and Availability

The Honor Play 20 is now up for pre-sale and it will be available for purchase through multiple online retailers of China from April 30.

  • 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage costs 899 Yuan (~$138)
  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage costs 1,099 Yuan (~$169)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage costs 1,399 Yuan (~$216)

Honor Play 20 in colors

The device comes in multiple colors like Magic Night Black, Iceland White, Aurora Blue, and Titanium Silver.

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