Honor recently announced the Honor X40 GT smartphone featuring the Snapdragon 888 chip in China. Now, the company has silently unveiled a low-priced 5G phone called the Honor Play 40 Plus.

HONOR Play 40 Plus 5G launched

The Honor Play 40 Plus comes with a 6.74-inch IPS LCD display with a teardrop notch. The screen has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a refresh rate of 90Hz. It has an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels.

The device features the Dimensity 700 chipset and a 6,000mAh battery. According to Honor, once it is fully charged, it can offer up to 23 hours of video playback time. The handset carries support for 22.5W fast charging.

The Play 40 Plus ships with 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB / 256 GB of built-in storage. The device comes preloaded with Android 12 OS, which is overlaid with Magic UI 6.1.

HONOR Play 40 Plus 5G specs

On the front, it has a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Its back panel has a 50-megapixel primary snapper and a 2-megapixel auxiliary camera. S

ome of the other features of the device include a side-facing fingerprint scanner, 5G support, Bluetooth 5.1, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Lastly, the device sports a slim profile of 8.27mm and weighs around 196 grams.

HONOR Play 40 Plus 5G

Honor Play 40 Plus Specifications

Display: 6.74-inch (1600 x 720 pixels) HD+ LCD screen

Chipset: Octa Core MediaTek Dimensity 700 7nm processor (Dual 2.2GHz Cortex-A76 + Hexa 2GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs) with Mali-G57 MC2 GPU

RAM/ROM: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage


OS: Android 12 with Magic UI 6.1

Main Camera: Dual

  • 50MP with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash
  • 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture

Selfie Camera: 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture

Fingerprint Sensor: Side-mounted

Dimensions: 167.48×76.85x 8.27mm

Weight: 196g

Network/Connectivity: 5G SA/ NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C

Battery: 6000mAh (typical) with 22.5W fast charging

Honor Play 40 Plus Price and Availability

The price of the Honor Play 40 Plus is as follows.

  • 6 GB RAM +128 GB storage variant costs 1,199 Yuan (~$165)
  • 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage variant costs 1,399 Yuan (~$193)
  • 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage editions costs 1,599 Yuan (~$221)

HONOR Play 40 Plus 5G in colors

The smartphone is now up for pre-sale in China. The device will go on sale on Oct. 28. Buyers can get the device in four colors: black, silver, blue, and purple.


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