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Honor Play First Impressions: Features and Specifications

Honor Play First Impressions: Features and Specifications
  • PublishedAugust 6, 2018

Honor has released Honor Play smartphone with trending features and specifications starting at Rs 19999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Tagged as Crazy fast, crazy smart, the Honor Play is powered by a Kirin 970 AI-based processor coupled with GPU Turbo graphics processor.

The Honor Play smartphone will be available exclusively on Amazon most probably on August 9. Apparently, the Amazon Freedom Days fall on August 9 and will continue till August 12. Honor has employed Audi Sport LMS graphics engine, which leads in mobile innovation. The Audi R8 LMS improves speed and performance to a large extent via the powerful V10 engine


The Honor Play features a 6.3-inch (16cm) FHD+ Honor FullView display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. The pixel density of 409PPI helps you to visualize stunning images and videos.


The Honor Play is powered by a Kirin 970 AI processor. The chipset runs at a clock speed of 2.36Ghz and 1.8Ghz under four cores respectively. The handset will be available in both 4GB and 6GB RAM variants coupled with 64GB UFS 2.1 storage technology. The highlight of the phone is that you can extend the storage up to 256GB via MicroSD card. The Honor Play is pre-loaded with EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating platform.


The rear side features dual camera comprising of 16MP and 2MP sensors with support for autofocus and PDAF. On the front, the smartphone ships with a 16MP sensor with support for 4K video recording. Moreover, the smartphone provides support for EIS and AIS technologies.


The Honor Play is powered by a 3750mAh battery bundled with a 9V 2A fast charger. The handset is designed using metal and will be available in Navy Blue and Midnight Black color variants.


The dual-microphone integrated with the Play smartphone improved noise reduction via Histen sound effect technology. You will be able to experience enhanced audio experience when compared with other competing devices.

Pricing and Availability

While the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage is priced at Rs 19999, the 6GB RAM paired with 64GB internal storage will cost Rs 23999. The handset will be available for purchase on July 6, 4 PM exclusively via Amazon. The company also established a partnership with Vodafone to provide attractive deals along with the phone.

In addition to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 4G VoLTE, the Honor Play provides support for a wide range of sensors such as fingerprint, proximity, ambient light, gravity, and gyroscope. The addition of USB Type-C port helps you to quickly charge the device and the handset also includes a traditional headphone port. The phone accommodates Nano-SIM card slot and hence you can’t make use of other SIM cards without altering.

Written By
Anand Narayanaswamy

Anand Narayanaswamy is the founder of Android Rules and is an active blogger and social media influencer. Anand had contributed several articles for various publishers across the world. He is also an active contributor to a popular India-based technology magazine. He also works as a social media influencer for various popular brands. Anand can be reached at netans@gmail.com

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