The Honor Play is all set to be launched in India on August 6 as revealed by teaser poster released by Amazon India on Wednesday. The poster also hinted that the device will be sold exclusively on Amazon India.
Huawei unveiled the gaming-centric Honor Play in China about two months ago. The device happens to be Honor’s first smartphone to feature the custom GPU Turbo software technology. In addition, the device comes in as the cheapest Kirin 970 device. The gaming-centric Honor Play smartphone sports an octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, and feature a GPU Turbo technology(Mali-G72 GPU) which would do just fine for gaming and overall performance. This is a budget gaming smartphone that can be used as an alternative for high-end Snapdragon 845 gaming devices such as the Nubia Red Magic, Xiaomi Black Shark, Asus gaming smartphone and so on.
Taking a closer look at the device, It comes with a 6.3-inch 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution Full-HD LCD screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 85 percent NTSC color gamut. This chipset is paired with a 6GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. In the camera department, It is embedded with a dual rear 16 + 2-megapixel camera setup with AI features. The selfies are handles by a 16-megapixel front camera. Under the hood is a 3,750 mAh battery and runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
The pricing of the device in India is yet to be known as Honor kept mute on the issue but in less than 12 days, we would get to know about it. In China the device costs CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 21,000) for the 4GB RAM variant and CYN 2,399 (roughly Rs. 25,100) for the 6GB RAM model