Together with the Honor Note 10, Honor Play is the latest Honor flagship launched by Huawei and it is a smartphone which focuses on gaming and high performance. After launching the Huawei Nova 3, the company has just confirmed through a post on Weibo that it will be launching a huge update for this phone on August 13. The post comes with a teaser image attached, but it does not reveal which kind of update the company is talking about. It is not possible to understand whether it will be a hardware or a software update. In the first case, we may see the launch of a new variant of the Honor Play with a different memory configuration.
According to the most reliable hypothesis, Huawei may launch the flagship in a version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, which would be the most expensive one as the ones available now boast 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. It makes sense as the flagship only exists with 64 GB of internal storage. If it is a software update, it may be related to the new CPU Turbo technology announced with the Honor Note 10. In case you do not know, this device is the first to come with the GPU Turbo technology, allowing an increase in performance by up to 60 percent with up to 30% reduction in energy consumption.
But recently Huawei announced the CPU Turbo technology and this has still not been rolled out on the Honor Play. The handset is currently available in China with a price tag of 1999 Yuan, which roughly translates into $292 at the actual change. It features a notched display with a size of 6.3 inches and a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, as well as a powerful octa-core Kirin 970 chipset running at a max frequency of 2.4 GHz (same SoC as the Huawei P20 Pro).