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Honor Play is launching in India on August 6

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : December 26, 2018 4:03 pm

Honor Play will come with GPU Turbo technology, which is claimed to enhance graphics performance and reduce the power consumed at the same time.
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Huawei’s sub-brand is all set to launch its next flagship device, the Honor Play, in India. The smartphone will be an Amazon exclusive and it is all set to unveiled in India on August 6.

 

The announcement came from the listing on Amazon. The listing reveals some key features and a Notify me button along with the above-mentioned launch date. To recall, the smartphone was launched in China in June this year. However, it would be interesting to see how aggressively the company will price this smartphone in the Indian market. The 4GB version costs 1,999 yuan (approx. Rs 20,990) in China, the expensive 6GB RAM variant comes in at 2,399 yuan (approx. Rs 25,100).

 

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The latest Honor Play comes loaded with a host of interesting features. To start with, it comes Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology, which is made to enhance graphics performance and reduce the power consumed at the same time. The company claims that during its initial testing, the GPU Turbo technology was able to up the graphics efficiency by 60 per cent alongside a 30 per cent drop in power consumption.

 

Honor Play also integrates 4D gaming which is made possible with help of real-time scene detection that vibrates the device accordingly for various possibilities. Adding a little more realistic experience is the 7.1-channel Histen sound technology which generates 3D sound effects while a game is being played.

 

Coming to key specifications, the Honor Play comes loaded with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 89 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The phone is powered by an octa-core 10nm built Huawei Kirin 970 processor along with a dedicated NPU and an i7 co-processor.

 

The Amazon listing reveals that the smartphone will be backed by a 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the camera front, Honor Play houses a dual 16MP + 2MP camera that’s enabled with artificial intelligence which helps detects scenes across 500 different conditions for proper colour saturation and portrait shots with deep bokeh effects. The rear camera also makes use of a pixel binning technology that packs in four small pixels to generate a 2.0µm large single pixel.

 

On the connectivity front, the Honor Play features dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth v4.2 LE, GPS, and NFC. The phone equips a massive 3,750mAh battery that charges via a USB-C port and supports fast charging. The Play smartphone runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with Huawei’s newest EMUI 8.2 on top.


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