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Honor Play 9A with Helio P35 and 5,000mAh battery goes official

On: March 30, 2020

Apart from launching the Honor 30S phone, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor also took off covers off other products like the Honor Play 9A and FlyPods 3 truly wireless earbuds. The Honor 9A is an entry-level phone that succeeds the Honor Play 8A from 2019. The Play 9A comes with a waterdrop notch display and is backed by a humungous battery. We recently leaked the official renders and full specifications of the Honor Play 9A, in partnership with tipster Ishan Agarwal.

Honor Play 9A specifications and features

Honor Play 9A

Honor Play 9A debuts with 6.3-inch display, 5000mAh battery and 13MP dual cameras

The Honor Play 9A is fitted with a 6.3-inch display that offers HD+ resolution of 720 x 1,600 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The MediaTek Helio P35 chipset drives the phone with 4GB of RAM. The handset can be availed in 64GB and 128GB storage editions. There is a dedicated microSD card slot for expanding the storage further. The phone houses a 5,000mAh battery that supports only 10W charging. The company claims that once charged, the Play 9A can last for up to three days.

The Honor Play 9A features an 8-megapixel front camera. The back panel of the phone has a rectangular camera module. It includes an LED flash, an f/1.8 13-megapixel primary shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

The Play 9A has a rear-facing fingerprint reader. It comes with other features like dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, microUSB 2.0 and 3.5mm headphone jack. Android 10 with Magic UI 3.0.1 comes loaded on the smartphone. The Play 9A comes without support for Google Mobile Services (GMS).

Honor Play 9A pricing and availability

The Honor Play 9A has landed in China in two editions – 4GB RAM +64GB storage for RMB 899 (~Rs 9,600) and 4GB RAM + 128GB storage for RMB 1,199 (~Rs 12,800) Like the Honor 30S, the Play 9A will go on sale for the first time on April 7th. It can be bought in colours like black, blue and green. There is no confirmation on the India launch of the smartphone. The FlyPods 3 have arrived in the Chinese market with a pricing of RMB 799 (~Rs 8,500).

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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.