Honor Play smartphone in India the Huawei based brand Honor launched on Monday and the launch event in New Delhi kicked off at 11:45 am. The smartphone was launched in China last month. The Honor Play price in India has been set at Rs. 19,999 for the 4GB RAM variant, and Rs. 23,999 for the 6GB RAM variant. Sales start today itself at 4 pm IST via Amazon India and the Hi HonorStore. A Vodafone launch offer will provide 10GB of data additional per month for a year, along with an Amazon Prime subscription, and more.
The company announced that the Honor Play will get an AI Gaming update in the near future, bringing features like 4D Gaming (with intelligent vibrations based on the game being played) and 3D Gaming Audio with surround sound.
Honor is also touting the AI camera features of the Honor Play, including scene and object detection, apart from 3D facial recognition. The smartphone also comes with EIS for video stabilization. The company reiterated that the smartphone’s dual rear camera setup has a 16-megapixel primary lens with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF and a 2-megapixel secondary lens with f/2.4 aperture. At the front, the smartphone has a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. Honor is also boasting of an AI Gallery app, that can classify and group photos. There is also an AR Mode.
In India, the smartphone will be available in Navy Blue and Midnight Black color variants.
Honor Play specifications:
The dual-SIM (Nano) Honor Play runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1. The smartphone sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) with 85 percent NTSC color gamut. It is powered by the octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC along with Mali-G72 GPU and the built-in NPU (neural processor unit). The handset comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants.
In terms of optics, the Honor Play sports a dual camera setup with AI features. It has a 16-megapixel primary lens with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF and a 2-megapixel secondary lens with f/2.4 aperture. At the front, the smartphone has a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture.
The Honor Play is equipped with 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, and USB Type-C. Sensors onboard the smartphone are an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
Meanwhile, the Honor Play is fuelled by a 3750mAh battery with fast charging support. The dimensions of the Honor Play are 157.91×74.27×7.48mm and weighs 176 grams.