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Honor Play goes on sale today at 12PM; here’s everything you need to know

Honor's gaming-centric smartphone offers flagship-grade hardware at an affordable price.

  • Updated: August 21, 2018 9:36 AM IST
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Earlier this month, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor brought its Honor Play smartphone to the Indian shores. Priced at an incredibly-competitive Rs 19,999, Honor’s latest entrant comes with some really great specifications. We’ll put it this way – if you want a smartphone that has flagship-grade hardware but is priced like a mid-ranger, the Honor Play is something you should definitely consider.

An Amazon India-exclusive, the Honor Play will be available for purchase via flash sale today. If you’ve already decided to take the plunge, here’s all you need to know about the sale and its star.

Honor Play flash sale details

The Honor Play will go on sale at 12:00PM via Amazon India. Since it’s a flash sale, there will be limited units to grab, so if you really want to up your chances of getting one, we’d suggest getting online a few minutes before the sale starts. Also, it’ll help if you have fast and reliable internet connectivity.

Honor Play price, specifications, features

What makes the Honor Play particularly interesting among all of the Honor smartphones is that it comes with (some) top-of-the-line hardware, despite bearing a modest price tag of Rs 19,999. Powering the smartphone is Huawei’s (current) top-shelf Kirin 970 SoC, paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. That storage can be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card. Honor Play has a 6.3-inch FullHD+ notched display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels.

Watch: Honor Play First Look

For imaging duties, the smartphone comes with a dual-camera system at the back, with one 16-megapixel sensor and one 2-megapixel sensor. Up front, there’s a 16-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls. From Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac to USB Type-C, the Honor Play has all the connectivity options one can ask for. A 3,750mAh battery keeps things running.

Honor Play runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Huawei’s EMUI 8.1 UI overlay baked on top. The standout feature of the smartphone is Huawei’s ‘GPU Turbo’ technology, which works under-the-hood to (supposedly) provide the best gaming performance. So, if you play a lot of games on your smartphone, this is most likely the smartphone for you.

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  • Published Date: August 21, 2018 8:45 AM IST
  • Updated Date: August 21, 2018 9:36 AM IST