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Honor Play 3 with 48MP triple cameras and Kirin 710F launched in China

On: September 5, 2019

Apart from launching the Honor 20S smartphone in China, Honor also unveiled a budget-friendly phone called Honor Play 3. Priced at 999 Yuan (~Rs 10,000), the smartphone boasts features like a large-sized display with punch-hole design, triple cameras and a big battery. The only gripe with the phone is that it lacks a fingerprint scanner.

Honor Play 3 Specifications and Features

Honor Play 3

Many phones in the market such as Honor 20 series, Huawei Nova 4, Samsung Galaxy M40, Vivo Z1 Pro and others are equipped with punch-hole displays. The Honor Play 3 is among the first few budget-friendly phones to sport such a display to offer users with a screen-to-body ratio of 90.15 percent. The phone houses a 6.39-inch IPS screen that delivers HD+ resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels. Honor claims that it has reduced the size of the punch-hole by 30 percent. It measures only 4.5mm. There is a layer of aluminosilicate glass on the display to protect it from scratches.

The Kirin 710F chipset along with up to 6GB of RAM fuels the smartphone. The phone comes with a massive native storage of 128GB. For more storage, there is a hybrid SIM slot for adding a microSD card. The handset also features a big battery of 4,000mAh. However, it supports only 10W charging through micro-USB.

The back panel of the Honor Play 3 has a triple camera setup that includes a 48-megapixel main lens with f/1.8 aperture, an ultrawide lens of 8-megapixels with 120-degree of field-of-view and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The punch-hole of the display houses an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture rating.

Android 9 Pie OS along with EMUI 9.1 comes preloaded on the Honor Play 3. There is Game Turbo onboard for smoother gaming experience. The Honor Play 3 with its IP5X rating offers some level of water and dust resistance. It measures 158.9 x 76.1 x 8.1mm and weighs 179 grams. It comes with all the necessary connectivity features, but lacks a fingerprint reader. So, face unlock is the only the biometric recognition feature on the device.

Honor Play 3 Price and Release Date

In China, the Honor Play 3 will be up for pre-orders on September 10th and shipping will begin on September 17th. It can be bought in three colours – Magic Night Black, Aurora Blue and Charm Red. The 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the Play 3 carries an enticing price tag of 999 Yuan (~Rs 10,000). The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 4GB RAM + 128GB are both priced at 1,299 Yuan (~Rss 13,000).

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Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.