Honor Play Special Edition with laser engraved back unveiled in China.

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor just launched its latest gaming-centric smartphone; Honor Play in India, which was launched last month in China. Well, the main highlight of the smartphone is its GPU Turbo technology, AI camera features and a good battery life.

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Honor Play: The Budget End Gaming?

The Honor Play comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ 19:5:9 display with a notch design, powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 970 10nm processor, coupled with 6GB RAM, NPU (Neural Processing Unit) and GPU Turbo technology. It runs on Android Oreo and all these are backed by a 3750mAh battery with support for fast charging.

Honor Play Special Edition with laser engraved back unveiled in China.

Coming to the camera, the Play sports a 16-megapixel rear camera AI scene recognition that can detect over 500 scenes and the 2-megapixel secondary rear camera for portrait shots. The 16-megapixel front camera uses pixel binning technology, combining the information from four pixels to create one large 2.0µm pixel.

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Honor Play Specifications

Honor Play

  • 6.3-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display, 85% NTSC color gamut
  • Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 970 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) 10nm processor
  • Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, i7 co-processor, NPU, GPU Turbo
  • 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage + expandable via microSD (up to 256GB)
  • 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, CAF, a secondary 2MP rear camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
  • 3750mAh battery with fast charging
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / microSD)
  • Fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, 7.1-channel audio
  • Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB-C
  • Dimensions: 157.91×74.27×7.84mm; Weight: 176g

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The Honor Play comes in Midnight Black and Navy Blue colors, is priced at Rs. 19,999 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version and the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version is priced at Rs. 23,999. It will go on sale exclusively on Amazon.in and Honor official store starting today (August 6th) from 4 PM.

Launch Offers

  • Extra savings on EMI transactions with Axis Card.
  • 120 GB of free data for a period of 12 months to Vodafone customers with recharge with Rs. 199 or above. 10GB free data extra for 12 months on any Vodafone RED plan starting Rs. 399 and 1 year Amazon Prime for postpaid customers.



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