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Honor Play with Kirin 970, GPU Turbo and Notch Display to Launch in India on August 6

Just a day after the Honor 9N launch, Honor India has teased the launch of another smartphone dubbed as Honor Play. It is a flagship smartphone with premium specs like FHD+ notch display, Kirin 970 AI processor, GPU Turbo tech and much more.

Honor launched the Honor 9N budget smartphone in India yesterday. Now, Amazon India has teased the Honor Play smartphone and it will be launched in India on August 6. The company has already launched the Honor Play in China back in June.

Honor Play Specifications

The Honor Play features a 6.3-inch FHD+(1080 x 2340) IPS notched display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the octa-core Kirin 970 SoC with Mali-G72 GPU and built-in NPU. It comes up to 6GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. Additionally, it features Huawei’s GPU Turbo tech for a smoother gaming experience with lower power consumption.

In terms of camera, the Honor Play sports a 16MP + 2MP dual-camera setup at the rear with AI Portrait Mode. The primary camera also comes with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, while the 2MP secondary sensor has an f/2.4 aperture. There is a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Connectivity options on the phone include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NFC, and USB Type-C. The device houses a 3,750mAh battery with fast charging support. The Honor Play runs on EMUI 8.2 out of the box based on Android Oreo 8.1.

Honor Play Expected India Price

The Honor Play price starts at CNY 1,999 (Rs. 21,000) for the 4GB RAM variant in China. While the 6GB RAM variant of the smartphone is priced at CNY 2,399 (Rs. 25,100 approx). We can expect the Honor Play to be launched in India at a slightly lower price tag. If Honor Play price starts at under Rs.20,000 in India, it would be the most affordable Kirin 970-powered smartphone here.



Satyendra Pal Singh

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