Huawei's Honor brand today launched the new gaming smartphone Honor Play that comes with a bigger battery, bigger display, dual rear cameras and 4D gaming experience. The new Honor Play is priced at 1999 yuan (around $312) for the 4GB RAM variant and 2399 yuan (around $375) for the 6GB RAM variant. The device is available for pre-order on official Honor website and via Vmall. It will go on sale in China starting from June 11th in Black, Blue, Violet and Red color options. It looks like the iPhone X with a notch full view display and vertical dual rear cameras. No details available about its global roll out as of now. It comes with GPU Turbo graphics processing acceleration technology that increases graphics processing efficiency of mobile phones for smoother and faster mobile experience
The Honor Play features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ LCD 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display, 85% NTSC color gamut and 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by an Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 970 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) 10nm processor with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, i7 co-processor, NPU, GPU Turbo. It comes with 4GB / 6GB of RAM with 64GB internal storage option along with expandable storage up to 256GB with microSD card slot.
It runs on the Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2 on top and supports Hybrid Dual SIMs out of the box. The Honor Play comes with 4D gaming experience that includes real-time recognition of the gaming scene and vibrates the phone to intelligently match up to 30 different senses promising more realistic gaming scene experience.
It features a dual rear camera with a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, CAF along with a secondary 2-megapixel rear camera with f/2.4 aperture. It also comes with a 16-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture for thee selfie lovers. It comes with a bigger 3750mAh battery with fast charging support and comes with dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C and 3.5mm audio jack connectivity options. It also comes with 7.1-channel Histen audio for the music lovers. It has a fingerprint sensor on the rear side. It measures 157.91×74.27×7.84mm and weights 176 grams.