Honor Play Launched in India with GPU Turbo and Kirin 970: Price, Specifications and more


Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has today launched its latest mid-range smartphone budded as Honor Play, in India. The main highlights of the smartphone include GPU Turbo graphics processing acceleration technology that significantly improves the graphics performance of the smartphone. The company has introduced GPU Turbo technology earlier in China, it is software and hardware optimized graphics acceleration technology that enhances the graphics performance of a smartphone by 60 percent and at the same time, it consumes 30 percent less power.  GPU Turbo technology enabled smartphones can run HD games with full frame rate. Further, the phone also comes with AI features including scene and object recognition, Notification Safety, Party Mode, and more. There is also an AI-based shopping experience called Hi-Touch, which lets users take photographs of products to quickly find and buy them via Amazon India.

Honor Play Price and Availability

The Honor Paly 6 launched in India in two memory configuration – 4GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage comes with the price tag of Rs. Rs. 19,999 while the 6GB RAM 64GB storage variant cost Rs. Rs. 23,999. Both the variants will be available to purchase exclusively via Amazon India and the Honor online store starting from 6th August, 4 pm IST. It will be made available in Midnight Black and Navy Blue colour options.

As per the launch offers, Vodafone customers will be 10GB data additional per month for a year with the recharge of with Rs. 199 or above. 10GB free data extra for 12 months on any Vodafone RED plan starting Rs. 399 and 1 year Amazon Prime for postpaid customers. The company is also providing extra savings on EMI transactions with Axis Card.

Honor Play specifications

The Honor Play runs on EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. It sports a 6.3” full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) 19.5:9 notch display. The smartphone is powered by a 2.36GHz Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core processor coupled with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU and  i7 co-processor. It offers 4GB/ 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

For photography, the Honor Play comes equipped with a dual rear camera setup with a combination of a 16MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 2MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture along with PDAF and LED flash support for better lowlight capturing. The artificial intelligence can detect scenes across 500 different conditions for proper colour saturation and also helps to adjust the depth of field when capturing portrait shots with the secondary lens. On the front, it has a 16MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video call.

The Honor Play is fuelled by a 3750mAh battery. Connectivity options include Dual-SIM support, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band, 2.4GHz, and 5GHz), Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back. It measures 157.91×74.27×7.48mm and weighs 176 grams.

Commenting on the launch, P Sanjeev, Vice President Sales, Huawei India-Consumer Business Group, said, “With a clear focus on design, innovation and seamless experience, Honor is expanding its influence globally as well as in India. Honor will keep surprising and delighting the young generation with its stylish design, superior performance, and unique features, setting new trends and redefining accessibility. The launch of Honor Play marks the beginning of innovative technology with Kirin 970 and AI technology, making consumers shift from smartphones to “Intelligent phones”. Marked as a true performance device, the Honor Play will be the most affordable performance device with flagship specs available to the Indian consumer. We hope that our young audience appreciates the capabilities of the Honor Play and support our efforts in making this Crazy Fast & Crazy Smart experience a success in India”.

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