10 September 2019
Huawei's sub-brand Honor has launched a new mid-range smartphone named Honor Play 3. It was announced at the same event in China where Honor 20s was unveiled. This new phone is currently limited to China with no words on global availability yet. The main attraction points of the device are triple rear cameras and punch-hole display.
With the Honor Play 3, you will get a 6.39-inch HD+ (1560 x 720 pixels) display with a punch-hole in the top left corner. It is officially referred to as the All-View display and eliminates the need for adding a notch. Under the hood, it features octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710F processor coupled with 4GB and 6GB of RAM. The internal storage options include 64GB and 128GB with microSD card support.
On the back, it has a triple rear camera setup including a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. It also has an 8-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture that is housed within the punch-hole.
There is a 4,000mAh battery to keep the lights on and EMUI 9.1.1 based on Android 9 Pie on the software front. The Honor Play 3 has been priced at CNY 999 (about $139) for 4GB/64GB variant and CNY 1,299 (about $181) for 4GB/128GB and 6GB/64GB variants. There are Red, Blue, and Black color variants to choose from. The smartphone is already available for preorders in China with sales starting September 17th.