Huawei Honor will be launching its new smartphone- the Huawei Honor Play today in India. The phone has already been announced in China as a gaming smartphone, is set to be launched as a performance device in India and is an Amazon Exclusive and will cost around the Rs 20,000 range.
The smartphone will be launched at an event in New Delhi at 11:45 A.M. You can follow the launch live on either through their youtube live page or on Honor India’s official Facebook and Twitter pages.
The Honor Play is powered by the Kirin 970 and features a new technology known as the GPU Turbo. Honor claims the GPU turbo will increase performance by 60 per cent and decrease battery consumption by 30 per cent. It has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD screen and has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It also has a top notch.
The phone will come in two variants- 4 GB RAM and 6 GB RAM. Both variants singular option with storage- 64GB, expandable to 128 GB through a microSD card. It will have a 16 MP plus 2MP depth sensor dual camera on the rear and a 16 MP front camera which takes spectacular selfies. Both cameras are driven by Artifical Intelligence. Honor Play comes with a feature of smart photography- identifying 22 categories and 500 scenarios in real time. The front camera is empowered by an AI algorithm that enhances selfies- soft lighting, butterfly lighting, split lighting, stage lighting and classic lighting.
The Honor play runs on Android Oreo 8.1 along with EMUI 8.2 skin overlaying it. In connectivity, the phone will have a hybrid sim slot, type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It has the face unlock feature with the AI intervention adapting to different light settings and minute facial changes. AI will also secure your notifications. it will reveal notifications only after it has recognised your face.
The smartphone is backed by a 3,750mAh battery which can run the smartphone for a whole day with a single charge. The phone also features a fast charging feature. The powerful Kirin 970 will give a next level gaming experience. The AI has a real-time image and sound recognition capabilities which will give you a 4D gaming experience with 4D shock.
Honor play will come in two colours- Midnight Black and Navy Blue. Pricing hasn’t been revealed yet, but the device has already been launched in China, where it is retailing at RMB 1,999 (approximately Rs 21,300) for the 4GB RAM variant and RMB 2,399 (approximately Rs 24,300) for the 6GB RAM variant.
We will be giving live updates, keep reading on.
11: 35 AM: Suhail Tariq, Chief Marketing Officer gives insights on Honor, welcomes Clinton Jeff, Senior Marketing head.
11:50 AM: “Honor Play is all about Performance”, Clinton Jeff, Senior Marketing head.
11:55 AM: Features related to Smart gaming-
- “GPO turbo allows users to Play games for a longer time”.
- Has an LLPDX 4X Ram
- Gaming Suite – Users won’t be disturbed while gaming
12.00 PM: Camera features-
- 16MP +2mp dual rear camera
- 16MP Front Camera
- AI Smart photography
- Electronic image stabilisation during recording video
- AI Stabilisation for low light photos
- Wide aperture mode
“We are very proud of the camera on Honor play. We are very proud to see what our fans do with Honor play”- Clinton Jeff, Senior Marketing head.
12.05 PM- Honor play has a 7.68 mm slim metal Unibody design, and still has space for a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a C-type port. Honor play Comes in two colours – midnight black and Navy Blue.
12.07 PM- Suhail Tariq, Chief Marketing Officer and P. Sanjeev, V.P, Honor unveil Honor Play.
12.10 PM- The price of 4GB+64GB is Rs 19,999. The price of 6GB+64GB is Rs 23,999. Sale starts at 4 P.M on Amazon today.
12.15 PM- Will also be available in Honor Stores across India. Vodaphone users of Honor Play will get 10 GB per month for One year.
You can follow the launch here