Honor Play arrives in Europe and the UK, crazy low price confirmed

Honor Play arrives in Europe and the UK, crazy low price confirmed
Huawei-owned Honor has been teasing the global release of the Honor Play for quite some time now. In fact, its recent IFA press conference teasers were centered solely around the smartphone. And today, following a steady build-up to the event, the features and pricing of Honor’s latest smartphone have been revealed.

As indicated by the name, the Honor Play puts a heavy focus on mobile gaming, making use of Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology which has the ability to boost the GPU’s performance by up to 60%. This is then combined with the Kirin 970 processor – the same one found inside Huawei P20 and P20 Pro – and 4GB of RAM which, when combined can outperform the Samsung Galaxy S9. Beyond this, the Honor Play also provides gamers of PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9 and Mobile Legends with an incentive by making use of an AI 3D surround sound feature.

Elsewhere on the spec sheet, 64GB of expandable internal storage will be included alongside Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box with the EMUI 8.2 overlay on top. In the camera department, a main 16-megapixel sensor is featured on the rear alongside a secondary 2-megapixel sensor, both of which are backed up by AI. Also, a 16-megapixel selfie sensor is present up front. Separately, on an external note, a large 6.3-inch display complete with a small notch and a chin is included.

For those interested in the Honor Play, the new smartphone is set to go on sale in both Europe and the UK starting September 1. In regards to pricing, the regular model, which is available in Midnight Black, Navy Blue, and Ultra Violet, will cost €329/£279. However, those who wish to get their hands on a slightly more unique device can spend an extra €20/£20 that grants them access to the Player Edition Red and Player Edition Black. Finally, on the topic of availability, the regular model will be available through almost all major retailers, while the two more unique colors will be available exclusively through Honor’s online store.

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