Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has finally started rolling out Android 9.0 Pie update to its two smartphones in India. The brand has rolled out the latest update to Honor Play and Honor 8X.
The update also brings the latest EMUI 9.1 to both the devices. It is important to note that the company previously rolled out Android 9.0 Pie update to the Honor 8X, however, it halted the update due to some reasons. The company has now once again started rolling out Android 9.0 Pie update, which is now based on EMUI 9.1.
Coming to the latest update, it brings a host of interesting features to both the smartphones. The Honor Play and Honor 8X will get redesigned user interface, gesture-based navigation controls, GPU Turbo 3.0, EROFS (extendable read-only file system) and advanced battery management among others. The update will be rolled out in batches starting this week.
For those who are not aware, EROFS is a new type of file system that is designed to increase the read speed on an average by 20 per cent and it also saves more than 2GB of system storage. The new file system will help in getting a higher response rate when it comes to reading files such as documents, music or videos.
Coming to GPU Turbo 3.0, the new mode supports 25 games globally including PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9, NBA 2K19, Mobile Legends, Fortnite, FIFA Mobile and Modern Combat 5. Honor Play also gets Huawei Vlog feature with the latest update. This will allow users to customise music and special effects settings for Spotlight Reel, Highlights, Portrait as well as slow-motion and fast-motion videos, Videos ringtones, etc. The update also brings Digital Wellbeing feature.
Recollecting some key specifications, the Honor Play is priced at Rs 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB option and Rs 15,999 for 6GB + 64GB option. The smartphone features 6.3-inch FHD+ Notch Full-view display, octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 AI chipset with GPU Turbo 3.0 4D gaming, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB ROM expandable up to 256GB and 3750mAh battery with fast charge. It sports 16MP and 2MP on the rear and 16MP camera on the front for selfies.
Coming to the Honor 8X, it is priced at Rs 11,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant and Rs 13,999 for the 6GB + 64GB option. The Honor 8X features 5.84-inch FHD+ IPS Notch Full-view display, octa-core Kirin 710 chipset with GPU Turbo 3.0, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB ROM expandable up to 400GB and 3750mAh battery. It sports 20MP and 2MP on the rear and 16MP camera on the front for selfies.