Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched a new smartphone called the V9 Play. The smartphone comes in two variants 3GB RAM model priced at RMB 999 (approximately Rs 10,000), and a 4GB RAM model priced at RMB 1,199 (approximately Rs 12,000). As of now, the smartphone has been announced in China market only, and it will go on sale on September 12. Also Read - Honor no more a part of Huawei, will continue business as usualAlso Read - Huawei to reportedly sell its Honor sub-brand
The Honor V9 Play is a scaled down version of the Honor V9, which is available in India as Honor 8 Pro. The V9 Play smartphone features a metal unibody design with rounded edges, and antenna bands running across the top and bottom. The volume and power keys are placed on the right side of the smartphone while a hybrid SIM slot can be found on the left side. It has no physical home button, and the fingerprint scanner is mounted on the rear panel beneath the primary camera. The fingerprint scanner is claimed to unlock the device in 0.4 seconds.
Honor V9 Play features, specifications
The Honor V9 Play comes with a 5.2-inch HD (720p) display and 2.5D curved glass on top for protection. It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 SoC paired with Mali T860 GPU. Both the 3GB RAM and 4GB RAM variants come with an internal storage of 32GB that can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. ALSO READ: Honor V9 Mini with dual-camera, slimmer body spotted online
In terms of optics, the Honor V9 Play is equipped with a f/2.0 aperture 13-megapixel camera on the rear with LED flash and PDAF support. Up front, it has an 8-megapixel selfie snapper with f/2.2 aperture. On the software front, it runs on Android 7.1 Nougat based EMUI 5.1 OS. The smartphone houses a 3,000mAh battery said to offer 16 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time. For connectivity, the Honor V9 Play supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack.
To put these specifications and features into perspective, the Honor V9 aka Honor 8 Pro comes with a 5.7-inch QHD display, Kirin 960 octa-core SoC, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of expandable storage. There’s also a 4,000mAh battery, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, and 4G LTE support. For photography, the device comes with a dual-camera setup at the back that includes a 12-megapixel RGB sensor and a 12-megapixel monochrome sensor. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera.