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25-07-2018 15:28:24

[#Crazy Fast, Crazy Smart] Honor Play with GPU Turbo Launch in India on August 6 as Amazon Exclusive

25-07-2018 15:28:24

Last reply: Narayanan 04-10-2018 15:30:42

Honor India launched the Honor 9N in the country yesterday. Just a day after the Honor 9N launch, Amazon India has teased the launch of the Honor Play, which was made official in China along with the Honor 9N last month.

Amazon India today confirmed that the Honor Play will be launched in India as an Amazon-exclusive on the 6th of August. We expect Honor to send out invites to the launch event very soon.

Honor Play: Specifications, Features

The Honor Play features a large 6.3-inch notched IPS LCD display with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Featuring a 2.5D glass layer on top, the display panel is said to cover 85% of the NTSC color gamut. Under the hood, Honor Play runs on Huawei’s flagship Kirin 970 octa-core 10nm processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU and a dedicated NPU for driving AI features. Additionally, the Honor Play comes with Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology to deliver a smoother gaming experience while ensuring lower power consumption. In the memory department, Honor Play comes in two variants in China – 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage. For further expansion, the smartphone offers a Hybrid Dual-SIM configuration.

In terms of optics, the Honor Play has a 16MP + 2MP dual-camera setup at the rear with AI features like AI Scene Detection and an AI Portrait Mode. The primary 16MP sensor comes with phase-detection autofocus and an f/2.2 aperture, while the depth-sensing 2MP secondary sensor is coupled with an f/2.4 aperture. On the front of the handset is a 16MP resolution selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture and large 2.0um pixel size thanks to pixel binning technology. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC, USB Type-C, and Dual 4G VoLTE. The Honor Play is fueled by a 3750mAh capacity with fast charging support. Some of the other key features of the Honor Play include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and 7.1-channel Histen audio. The smartphone measures 157.91 x 74.27 x 7.84mm and weighs in at 176 grams. In terms of software, the Honor Play runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2 out of the box.

Color options include, 

Magic Night Black

Aurora Blue

Nebula Purple

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