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Honor Play First Look

Here's our first look at the new Rs 19,999 Honor Play, the gaming-friendly smartphone from Honor.

Staff   |    Published: August 6, 2018 1:01 PM IST

Huawei-owned Honor has launched its latest smartphone in India, the Honor Play. The smartphone is priced at Rs 19,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant, and Rs 23,999 for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage option. The phone was launched in China back in June, and comes with a distinct focus on gaming. In terms of positioning, the phone sits right under the Honor 10, which was launched in May, and is currently priced at Rs 32,999. The Honor Play goes on sale at 4:00PM on August 6 on Amazon India. Here is our first look at the new phone!

The Honor Play comes with high-end specifications and features, and is meant as both a gaming-friendly smartphone as well as a performance-driven device at a good price. Apart from its specifications, the Honor Play also sports GPU Turbo, a software-based enhancement developed by Huawei for its phones.

GPU Turbo works with specific games and software that have been tuned for it, to offer better battery life and performance. For the time being, GPU Turbo is compatible with PUBG Mobile, with compatibility coming to more games and apps, as well as Huawei and Honor’s own EMUI software in the coming months.

Honor Play specifications, features

The Honor Play is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, which is currently the flagship chipset used on Huawei and Honor devices. The phone also comes with the option of either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, along with 64GB of internal storage (expandable with a micro-SD card). You get a hybrid dual-SIM slot, and the phone also support dual-VoLTE through 4G standby on both SIM slots.


The device sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) IPS LCD screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a notch at the top for the front camera, earpiece and sensors. The phone has a dual-camera setup at the rear, with a 16-megapixel primary camera and 2-megapixel secondary camera for depth-sensing abilities, along with a 16-megapixel front camera. You also get face unlock, and a fingerprint sensor at the rear of the phone for biometric security. Take a look at the video above, for our first look at the Honor Play!