A gaming smartphone from Huawei’s Honor sub-brand, the Honor Play
Popular Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei unveiled a new gaming smartphone under their Honor sub-brand called the Honor Play earlier this month on June 6. The Honor Play smartphone features a 6.3in Full HD+ 19:9 IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 × 2280. The Honor Play is powered by the company’s latest and greatest, mighty and powerful Kirin 970 SoC coupled with a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU that features GPU turbo for a boost in gaming performance along with 4 or 6GB of RAM in a 64GB internal memory configuration. Thankfully, a MicroSD card slot is present in the Honor Play for expandable storage. Honor has also employed the company’s Histen audio tech to provide 3D game sounds and 7.1 channel virtualization.
Photography is handled by a dual camera setup at the rear featuring a 16MP + 2MP sensor combo. The two cameras at the rear are powered by Kirin 970’S AI core, the NPU (Neuro Processing Unit) and feature recognition for over 500 scenes. A 16 MP selfie shooter is up front featuring 3D portrait lighting similar to the one featured on iPhone. The cameras both front and rear can record video with a resolution of up to 1080p and 4K @ 30fps respectively.
A 3750 mAh battery is onboard the Honor Play to keep the lights on. Coming to the connectivity side of the Honor Play, it has you all covered with WI-FI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE with A2DP and AptX HD, GPS and more. Thankfully, the Honor Play retains the good old headphone jack we all love. A fingerprint scanner and possibly face unlock are available as biometric authentication options. The Honor Play runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2 out of the box.
Pricing and color options
As for pricing, the 4and 6GB RAM variant of the Honor Play will set you back around CNY 2000/ $310 and CNY 2,400/ $375 respectively. The Honor Play is available in Aurora Blue, Magic Night Black and Nebula Violet paint jobs.
Design, why are most of the OEMs impersonating the Apple iPhone X?
Design wise, the Honor Play looks sleek and elegant at the same time resembling the iPhone X a.k.a. the “FruitPhone X”. However, there is no denying the fact that Honor was only and only inspired by the “FruitPhone X” with the dead ringer being that infamous and controversial notch featured up front. Flip the Honor Play and again at the rear, it features a vertical camera module placement that looks similar to the one on the “FruitPhone X”.
Download Honor Play Stock Wallpapers
We have got our hands on the official stock wallpapers that are present on the Honor Play.
Download the Zip via the links given below or click to enlarge the wallpaper(s) available below and then save it to your phone or PC. The resolution of the wallpapers is 2160 x 2340 px.