Honor Play confirmed to launch in India on August 6, will be an Amazon exclusive

Huawei-backed brand Honor is all set to launch its new gaming smartphone, Honor Play at an event on August 6. Amazon India is already showing the handset’s listing, which suggests the device will be exclusive to the ecommerce platform.

Being a gaming-focussed phone, the Honor Play smartphone features Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology for improved performance. Key specifications of the handset include a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with 85 percent colour gamut. The handset gets powered by Kirin 970 octa-core processor with Mali-G72 GPU and built-in NPU (neural processing unit).

The chipset is further paired with 4GB or 6GB of RAM, depending upon the variant. The device offers 64GB of built-in storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via microSD slot.

In the photography department, the Honor Play gets a 16MP+2MP dual camera setup with AI features. For selfies, the handset gets a 16MP front-facing shooter with f/2.0 aperture. Connectivity options on the handset include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB-Type C port. Sensors on-board the handset include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. The device runs Android 8.1 with EMUI 8.2 and packs a 3750mAh battery with support for fast charging.

The Honor Play was launched in China back in June. The 4GB RAM variant of the handset is priced at CNY 1999 (approx. Rs 21,000) and its 6GB RAM model is priced at CNY 2399 (approx. Rs 25,100). The device is offered in a choice of Black, Blue, and Violet colour options.

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