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Honor Play India launch highlights: Price starts at Rs 19,999, will be Amazon India exclusive

The Honor Play will be going on sale today via Amazon India from 4PM IST.

  • Updated: August 6, 2018 12:11 PM IST
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Huawei sub-brand Honor is set to launch the Honor Play today in India. The gamer-centric device was recently launched in China, which means we have all the details about its specifications and features. Honor has also revealed that the new device will be going on sale later today exclusively via Amazon India. The only mystery around the launch is the India pricing of the Honor Play.

The Honor Play features a contemporary design language with a tall display, and a notch at the top. The smartphone supports Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology, and the rest of the internals too are focused on offering the best gaming experience. Other features include dual-camera setup at the back, 16-megapixel selfie camera, 3,750mAh battery, and it will run Android 8.1 Oreo layered with EMUI 8.1 on top.

The Honor Play launch is scheduled for 11:45AM, and the company is live streaming the entire event online. You can however follow this space for minute-by-minute updates.

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That’s it from us, for more coverage of the smartphone, stay tuned to BGR India.

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Will go on sale via Amazon India, starting today 4PM.

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6GB RAM with 64GB storage variant model will be priced at Rs 23,999.

and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage will be priced at Rs 19,999.

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Now, time for the pricing and availability.

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Charging and data transfer takes place via USB Type-C port, and you also get a 3.5mm audio socket as well.

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The screen is 6.3-inch long, with 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

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Lastly, the smartphone runs Android Oreo OS.

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Hi Touch feature to check out a book on Amazon India is also available, and you also get Party mode.

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You get a fingerprint scanner at the back, and AI Face Unlock feature.

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Honor Play also comes with AI gallery app that recognizes people, scene, place and more, and categorizes the photos accordingly.

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That’s not all, you also get 3D portrait lighting mode as well.

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For selfies and video calling, you get 16MP front camera with AI mode, and AR mode as well.

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The upcoming update will also enable AI stabilization.

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You also get EIS (electronic image stabilization) for photos and videos.

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There is AI camera too.

At the back, you get dual camera setup – 16MP + 2MP with AI scene detection.

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The Honor Play will be offered in two variants – 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM with 64GB storage.

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The smartphone will come with AI Gaming for 4D gaming.

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You also get dual SIM with dual 4G VoLTE feature.

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It comes with 3,750mAh battery and fast charging tech.

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GPU Turbo allows smooth gaming, while consuming less battery.

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The smartphone also comes with GPU turbo out-of-the-box.

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It also comes with a dedicated NPU for AI camera.

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The smartphone is powered by Kirin 710 AI SoC.

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And Clinton Jeff – Product Marketing Lead for Honor, on stage to talk about the Honor Play.

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And the event begins.

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  • Published Date: August 6, 2018 11:33 AM IST
  • Updated Date: August 6, 2018 12:11 PM IST