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Honor is launching its new smartphone in the Midrange price segment in the Indian Market - The Honor Play.

With Flagship specs, all-metal design and 6+ inch notch screen, this device is a sure shot head turner and looks to be a value for money device.

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Honor Play FAQ
Source: Amazon India

In this post, we will answer the most commonly / frequently asked questions about the Honor Play.
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What is the price of the Honor Play in India?

The Honor Play has a starting price of approx 19,999 Rs. 

When will it be available for sale?

The device will be launched on 6th August 2018 and will be available to buy from Honor.com or Amazon.com

The sale date is also 6th August drom 4 PM.

How many variants does the Honor Play have?

The Honor Play comes in 2 variants.

4 GB RAM (DDR4X) + 64 GB (UFS 2.1) - ₹19,999

6 GB RAM (DDR4X) + 64 GB (UFS 2.1) - ₹23,999

Which processor does Honor Play run on?

Honor Play runs on Huawei's custom Kirin 970 built on 10nm process. It also has an independent AI NPU.

How many colors does the Honor Play come in?

Honor Play comes in 2 colors - Midnight Black and Navy Blue (Images above)

Does the Honor Play support SD card?


The smartphone does have support for SD card slot. It can support SD cards up to 256 GB.

Does it support Dual Sim?

Yes, It does! It has a hybrid sim slot with support for 2 nano sims.

Both Sims support 4G.

Does it come with USB-C charging port?

Yes, the Honor Play comes with USB-C port. However, it is based on USB 2.0 standard and not USB 3.0

Does it have Fast Charging support?

Yes, It supports 9V-2A charger.

What is the battery capacity of Honor Play?

It comes with a regular 3750 mAh rechargeable battery built in.

What is the Screen Size of this Smartphone?

It comes with a huge 6.3 inch FullHD+ LCD IPS display.

It has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

Does Honor Play have a notch

Yes, it does have a notch.

Can We hide the Notch?

Yes, the notch is hidable. This is a feature built into EMUI.

Does it have a dual camera?

Yes, it does. It has a dual camera set up at the back.

It has a primary 16 MP sensor with Phase detection autofocus. 

The secondary lens is a 2 MP sensor mainly used for depth sensing and portrait mode. It also supports 3D portrait lighting effects.

The setup is touted as the AI camera which Honor and Huawei have been promoting on all their devices lately.

Honor Play FAQ
Source: Amazon India

Does it have a front camera?

Yes, it has a front camera. This camera module is in the notch.

The front camera is a 16 MP sensor. It also supports portrait selfies and 3D portrait lighting effects

Does it have Video Stabilisation?

Yes it does support stabilization. It will launch with EIS and will later get AIS via an update. AIS is AI stabilization where its AI NPU stabilizes the footage tremendously. Its the same tech found in Huawei P20 pro.

Does Honor Play have a fingerprint scanner?

Yes, the fingerprint scanner is present on the back. It also supports multiple gestures and features.

Does it have face unlock?

Yes, the smartphone supports face unlock. It even works at night.

What Android Version is it running?

Honor Play currently runs Custom EMUI 8.2 based on Android Oreo 8.1

Will it get Turbo GPU support?

It will launch with the turbo GPU support. If you wish to know how good this update actually is, watch the video below, posted by my friend at TechSpurt Youtube channel. He has explained it beautifully.

Will it receive Android P?

Yes, it will.

But there is no clear date.

Does it support FM?

Not confirmed yet

Does it support OTG?

Yes, it supports OTG.

What Bluetooth version does it have?

Honor Play comes with Bluetooth 4.2

What all is included in the box?

The box contains the smartphone, a protective case, user manual and USB charger.

Where can I Buy it?

You can buy from the official Honor e-store or Amazon.

Does it have a headphone jack?

Yes, it has a headphone jack.

Does it have a built in DAC?

Not confirmed. But it does have 3D gaming sound effect using 3.5 mm jack.

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