Honor Play with GPU Turbo Technology Launched for Unmatched Immersive Gaming Experience

On: June 6, 2018

Designed for 4D gaming is the all new Honor Play gaming-focused smartphone that comes equipped with the company’s revolutionary GPU Turbo technology. Apart from delivering better gaming experience, the handset is packed with flagship specs. Here is all the information available on its specifications, features and pricing.

Gaming Experience on Honor Play

Since the Honor Play features GPU Turbo technology that significantly enhances the performance of the phone’s GPU. Hence, it can deliver better gaming experience than conventional flagship phones. Apart from better frame rate, the Honor Play offers 4D gaming experience as it can render various gaming scenarios like gunshots, explosions, and so on. The handset also delivers 3D sound audio.

Honor Play

To safeguard the eyes of Honor Play users, the company has placed a layer of special film on its display. For uninterrupted game play, the smartphone can smartly switch between Wi-Fi connection and mobile data when there is poor connectivity.

Display and Design

The Honor Play features a notched display of 6.3 inches that produces Full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The other notched phones from the company feature glass rear, but the Honor Play comes with a metallic back. The prominent u-shaped antenna bands can be seen at the upper and lower edges of the rear panel.

A fingerprint reader resides at the center of the upper half of the back panel. The phone  also features a vertical dual camera setup. The Honor Play can be bought in colors like Midnight Black, Aurora Blue and Nebula Purple.

Honor Play

Chipset, Variants and Battery

The Kirin 970 chipset powers the Honor Play that comes in two models like 64 GB storage + 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage + 6 GB RAM. It features a microSD card slot for additional storage. The handset houses a 3,750mAh battery.

Camera, Software and Other Features

The dual camera setup of Honor Play features an f/2.2 aperture 16-megapixel primary sensor that is assisted by an f/2.4 aperture 2-megapixel secondary sensor. The handset offers photography features like AI photography, fun AR, portrait mode, HDR and more. It has a selfie camera of 16-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture.

The Android 8.1 Oreo OS is preloaded on the phone that is customized with the latest EMUI 8.2 skin. The other features that are available on the Honor Play include dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C, GPS and 3.5mm audio jack.

Honor Play

Pricing and Availability

The 4 GB and 6 GB RAM editions of the Honor Play are respectively priced at 1,999 Yuan (~Rs. 20,900) and 2,399 Yuan (~Rs. 25,100) in China. These models will be available for buying from June 11 in the home country.

In July, the Chinese manufacturer will be selling a special variant of the phone called Honor Play Cool limited-edition that features a different rear design. It will be carrying a price tag of 2,499 Yuan (~Rs. 26,100). Honor did not confirm on its overseas availability at its launch event.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

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.