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Honor Play launch in India highlights: Price starts at Rs 19,999; Amazon India sale from 4pm

Honor Play Price in India, Specifications and Features Launch highlights: While the 4GB RAM option of the phone will be available for Rs 19,999, the 6GB RAM variant will cost Rs 23,999.

Written by Meghna Dutta , Arnav Bhattacharya | New Delhi | Updated: August 6, 2018 2:06:59 pm
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Honor Play launch in India; price, specifications and features highlights: Honor Play has officially launched in India at an event in New Delhi. Honor Play offers many features for smartphone gamers, and packs the company’s high-end Kirin 970 processor, and comes with a new GPU technology as well.

Read more: Honor Play first impressions: At price of Rs 19,999 packs some great features

Honor Play has a price tag of Rs 19,999 for the base variant which has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, while the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage comes with a price tag of Rs 23,999. Honor Play will go on sale from today itself on the Amazon India website. Sale for Honor Play will start at 4 pm IST.

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Honor Play launch in India highlights: Price, specifications

13:16 (IST)06 Aug 2018
Honor Play launch in India: Design and display specifications

As a recap, Honor Play features a 6.-3 inch FHD+ display, with a notch on the top, and a screen aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Despite having a glass design, this phone comes with a metal unibody. While the display offers a screen-to-body ratio of 89 per cent, the design ensures a thickness of just 7.8mm. While antenna lines run along the top and bottom of the phone, it features a vertically-stacked dual-rear camera configuration and a fingerprint sensor at the back.  

12:53 (IST)06 Aug 2018
Honor Play launch in India: GPU Turbo explained

A key standout of Honor Play is hardware-software integration system, GPU Turbo. The company believes that this system is able to save up to 30 per cent more power, while providing an improved system efficiency of 60 per cent. With the backing of the Huawei's Kirin 970 processor, it is expected to provide great performance during gameplay and while watching videos.     

12:43 (IST)06 Aug 2018
Honor Play launch in India: Party mode, notification safety introduced

On the Honor Play, users will be able to play music through Party mode.  This feature allows Honor Play users to sync 7 devices vis mobile hotspot, and play music simultaneously. In addition, the notification safety feature will allow users to filter notifications on the basis of the type of app,  that can help hide sensitive notifications.

12:35 (IST)06 Aug 2018
Honor Play launch in India: AI gaming update to follow

Honor Play will receive an update soon for AI gaming. While the phone offers GPU Turbo and extended camera options, its gaming mode is also extended by a '4D' visual experience during gameplay, as well as 3D surround sound support. Also, its smart notifications mode will ensure that users enjoy an uninterrupted gaming experience, as notifications, as well as call/message alerts, are managed through artificial intelligence.  

12:14 (IST)06 Aug 2018
Honor Play launch in India: Key specifications, price

Honor Play features a 6.3-inch FHD display with 89 per cent screen-to-body ratio, as well as a thickness of 7.48mm. It also features a notch on the top, which includes various sensors, as well as the phone's front camera. While the phone's 4GB RAM 64GB storage option will be available for Rs 19,999, the 6GB RAM 64GB storage option costs Rs 23,999. Both phones are Amazon exclusives, and will go on sale from 4pm today.  

12:08 (IST)06 Aug 2018
Honor Play launch in India: Other camera features

With the Honor Play, users will also be able to experience AR camera, that will allow them to use background filters, as well as Face manning. In addition, the phone gets 3D facial recognition, which Honor claims offers Bokeh precision while providing natural beauty. Finally, Portraits can also be managed through 3D portrait lighting, to further enhance selfies.


12:01 (IST)06 Aug 2018
Honor Play launch in India: AI camera on Honor Play

Jeff now introduces the phone's AI camera. The Honor Play comes with AI intelligent photography, that can recognise 22 object categories and over 500 scenes. The dual-rear camera system, with 16MP+2MP configuration, also offers AI stabilisation, that can help shoot better in low light. 

11:57 (IST)06 Aug 2018
Honor Play launch in India: Clinton Jeff on stage

Honor India Senior Marketing lead Clinton Jeff now on stage. Introduces by saying Honor Play is all about performance. he extends by saying that the phone not high performance, but offers flagship performance. While introducing GPU Turbo technology, Jeff states that it increases efficiency on Honor Play by up to 60 per cent.

11:36 (IST)06 Aug 2018
Honor Play launch in India: Event about to begin

Honor is about to start the launch event of the Honor Play. This is the first offering from the Chinese smartphone company with GPU Turbo technology. Also, with its enhanced sound system and AI-based software, the Honor Play could be set apart from the rest.

11:02 (IST)06 Aug 2018
Honor Play launch in India: Honor-Audi partnership

Honor has partnered with Audi, and will launch an Audi Sport LMS edition of the Honor Play. This is the latest collaboration between Huawei and automobile companies. Previously, it has collaborated with Audi sub-brand Porsche, to create the Porsche design Huawei Mate 10. Like its predecessor, the Honor Play Audi Sport LMS is expected to come with premium features, that will enhance the phone's performance, as well as the car's functions. The sale date of this variant could differ from that of the regular Honor Play 


Honor Play is the first device from the company’s smartphone shelf to sport Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology for enhanced performance. Honor has implemented “4D” haptic feedback as well as to provide smooth graphics rendition while running games.

Also read: Honor Play with GPU Turbo technology, notch display launched in India: Price, specifications

Featuring a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, Honor Play comes with a notch, and a 19.5:9 screen aspect ratio. Powered by the Kirin 970 chipset, it runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, as well as a 3,750mAh. It comes with 4GB/6GB RAM options, backed by 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable to 256GB via microSD support.

On the camera front, Honor Play features dual-rear camers, with a 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary lens. At the front, this phone has a 16MP camera. While the 4GB RAM model was launched in China for 1999 yuan (Rs 20,031 approx.), its 6GB RAM variant was launched at 2399 yuan (Rs 24,039 approx.)