Huawei announced its gamer-centric Honor Play smartphone in India last month for a starting price set at Rs 19,999. The device is now getting its first firmware update which optimises the system stability of the Honor phone and also improves the gaming experience by adding a function or two.
Weighing in at under 1GB, the latest Honor Play update shifts the device firmware to version 18.104.22.168 and adds a ‘4D Smart Shock’ feature that adds in-game vibration effects when playing. According to TheAndroidSoul, the feature is available in a few gaming titles including PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9, adding dense vibrations that are tuned to work differently on different scenes.
The update also includes the latest August 2018 security patch in addition to fixing the call recording bug.
Honor will soon be rolling out the EMUI 9.0 update for the Honor Play which will be based on Google’s latest Android 9 Pie and will feature added bonuses from Huawei too.
In case you missed, the Honor Play was release at the start of August and came powered by the 10nm built Huawei Kirin 970 processor, up to 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The device was the first to adopt the breakthrough GPU Turbo technology that enhances the graphics performance of the smartphone and reduce its power consumption at the same time. The Play equips a dual 16MP + 2MP lenses at the rear end which is enabled with artificial intelligence for detecting scenes and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Huawei’s newest EMUI 8.2 on top.