Honor Play5 unveiled with Dimensity 800U and 66W charging

Michail, 18 May 2021

Right on schedule Honor unveiled its latest midrange phone in China called Play5 5G. The phone is powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U chipset and supports speedy 66W wired charging. The rest of the key specs include a 6.53-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution and a 16MP selfie cam housed in the water drop notch.

Honor Play5 unveiled in China with Dimensity 800U and 66W charging

There are four cameras around the back with a 64MP primary shooter and 8MP ultrawide cam. The remaining two modules are both 2MP and are used for macro shots and depth data. You can get the Play5 with either 128GB or 256G storage, in either case RAM is 8GB.

The battery is just 3,800 mAh though the fast charger should help you top up from 0 to 100% in just 35 minutes. On the software side, we have Android 10 with Magic UI 4.0 and no Google Play Services, but that's the norm in China so no real disadvantage for the phone.

Honor Play5 unveiled in China with Dimensity 800U and 66W charging

The Honor Play5 comes in gradient, purple and black colors. The 8/128GB trim goes for CNY 2,099 ($326) while the 8/256GB version will set buyers back CNY 2,299 ($358). Open sales in China begin on May 26.


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  • Jonny

Looks like an excellent smartphone and the Mediatek Dimensity 800U chipset is really amazing for the users. Good camera as well.

That's a pretty good phone,very fast charging and a nice OLED screen.I've been using the P40 lite for a couple of months without GMS and I'm pretty pleased,most of the apps run without problems.

  • Thorium232

Smartphone is aimed to Chinese market, so no GMS looks like just normal. Basically jack 3.5 is a rudiment and it makes troubles with water resistance only. But, pricing for hardware is well enough especially when we compare it to something like S...

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