Huawei announces Honor Play in India with Kirin 970 processor

Prasad, 06 August 2018

It hasn't been too long since the last one but Huawei has launched yet another smartphone in the Indian market. This time it is the Honor Play, yet another mid-range smartphone from the company.

The Honor Play is priced at INR 19,999 ($290) for the 4GB model and INR 23,999 ($349) for the 6GB model. The phone will be available exclusively on Amazon India, starting August 8.

The Honor Play is basically the Nova 3 that was launched in India two weeks ago, but with few changes. Both phones have a 6.3-inch, 2340x1080 IPS display, Kirin 970 chipset, and a 3750mAh battery. The Honor Play has 64GB storage while the Nova 3 has 128GB. If you look at the design, they are again very similar, except the Honor Play is made out of aluminum while the Nova 3 out of glass.

The big difference comes in the form of cameras, with the Honor Play having a 16+2MP rear set (sourced from Nova 3i and P20 Lite) and a 16MP front, while the Nova 3 has a 16+24MP rear set (sourced from Honor 10) and a 24+2MP front. Whether that's enough to justify the premium for the Nova 3 is debatable.

We look forward to what Huawei will launch next with the same permutation and combination of hardware parts under a different name.


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