05 September 2018
Back in June, Honor announced a budget-friendly flagship smartphone in China as Honor Play. The best thing about the device was being the first in the market with GPU Turbo. It was announced in three variants. The entry-level model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage costs 1,999 Yuan ($290). The standard variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage can be purchased at 2,399 Yuan ($348). Later on, the company announced a special edition variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage at a price tag of 2,499 Yuan.
Today the company announced another variant of Honor Play with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. However, the best thing is despite doubling the storage the price tag will remain the same as the 64GB model. This certainly makes the Honor Play a more attractive option for buyers.
As far as availability is a concern the device will go on sale on 14th August at 10:08 local time. In China, the device will be available from Suning Tesco, Vmall, Lynx, Jingdong and many other retailers. The new variant will be available in the US as well.
In terms of specs, the Honor Play is featuring a 6.3-inches Full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Under the hood the company's own Kirin 970 SoC is powering the device. On the rear side, you will get dual cameras of 16MP+2MP whereas the selfie camera on the front is 16MP. All three cameras are AI tuned to enhance the cameras capturing capabilities. A 3,750mAh battery cell is on board to keep its lights on.
The Honor Play was marketed as a gaming-centric smartphone. However, the device could be well-placed as an upper mid-range smartphone optimized for gaming. The company stated the GPU Turbo enhances the device graphics performance by up to 60% and also it reduces the power consumption by up to 30%.
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