Seems like we’ll be seeing more gaming phones unveiled in the following months. Joining this trend, Honor has also announced their entry to the gaming smartphone expected to go against the ASUS ROG Phone and the Razer gaming phone.
For its display, the Honor Play has a 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS notched display in 19:5:9 aspect ratio and 2340 x 1080 resolution.
Under the hood, the Honor Play comes with a powerful HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC partnered with 4GB/6GB RAM plus 64GB onboard storage which can be maximized up to 256GB via microSD support.
What makes the Honor Play a gaming phone is its special GPU Turbo feature which is essential in boosting graphic processing efficiency while maintaining a 30 percent reduction in power consumption.
The Honor Play is now available in China for CNY 1,999 (around PhP 16,000) for the 4GB version and CNY 2,399 (around PhP 20,000) for the 6GB variant. No official announcement yet about its local availability.
Honor Play specs:
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
Display: 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS display in 2340 x 1080 resolution with 3D curved glass and Gorilla Glass protection
Processor: Kirin 970, octa-core, 2.36GHz
Memory: 4GB/6GB RAM
Storage: 64GB ROM expandable up to 256GB
Battery: 3,750mAh with fast-charging technology
Rear Camera: 16-megapixel f/2.2 + 2-megapixel f/2.4 with PDAF and dual tone LED flash
Front Camera: 16-megapixel, f/2.0
Dimensions: 167.91 x 74.27 x 7.84 mm