The smartphone is equipped with a 6.3-inch display with a Full HD + (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution, 2.5D curved glass and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio display with 409 PPI.
Under the hood, the device is powered by an Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC (4 x Cortex A73 at 2.4GHz + 4 x Cortex 53 at 1.8GHz), coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The GPU is Mali T830-MP2.
In terms of optics the phone features, a Dual 16 + 2 MP camera with PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and AF Auxiliary Light. The front 16 MP front camera comes with 3D beauty Effect. The phone supports 4K (3840*2160) recording with EIS and AIS support (highest 1080P).
The device has a non-removable Li-Ion 3,750mAh battery. On the software front, the smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system running on EMUI 8.2.
Other features include, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n / ac), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS + GLONASS, FM-radio, there is a 3.5-mm headphone jack. The phone comes with a hybrid dual SIM slot, which can only use microSD card by utilising the second SIM slot.
The dimension of the smartphone are 157.91 mm (H) x 74.27 mm (W) x 7.48 mm (D) and weighs around 172gm. The colour option available are Midnight Black and Navy Blue.
The Honor play comes with the Huawei’s GPU Turbo. A software update said to improve graphics processing efficiency by 60% while reducing the SoC (System on Chip) energy consumption by 30%, exceeding the limits of the balance between smartphone performance and energy consumption.
It also comes with 4D Gaming that vibrates the phone in real-time when the user is playing games. The vibration happens when it detects different scenes like explosions and shots. This is similar to the force/haptic feedback on gaming controllers while playing on PCs or gaming consoles.
The Honor Play has a 3,750mAh battery and comes with a 9V/ 2A (18W) charging adaptor. It does not support Huawei’s SuperCharge 22.5W battery technology.
The Honor play price in India has been set at Rs. 19,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant and Rs. 23,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant.