The Honor Play is the first smartphone to come with Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology. Apart from the improved GPU performance, it also supports 4D gaming which is basically the user playing 3D games and experiencing physical effects (read vibrations) when there is an explosion, shooting, or quake in the game.
Announced back in May, the Honor Play has now received its first price cut since it went on sale. When it launched, the base model which has 4GB of RAM and 64G B of storage was priced at ¥1999 (~$295). Huawei has announced it will now sell for ¥1899 (~$280). It will also ship all orders with a free Huawei Bluetooth speaker and a pair of wired earphones that cost ¥109 (~$16) and ¥99 (~$15) respectively.
The Honor Play comes with a 6.3-inch screen FHD+ screen with a notch. It is powered by a Kirin 970 processor, the same found in the Huawei Mate 10, Huawei P20, and Honor V10. Apart from the 4GB model which got a price cut, there is a 6GB RAM + 64GB model.
There is a 16MP + 2MP dual camera combo on the rear and a 16MP sensor in front for selfies. It also runs Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 on top and packs a 3750mAh battery.