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Huawei Honor Play launched with 6GB RAM as well as Kirin 970 AI Chipset

Huawei Honor Play features dual rear AI cameras and the Kirin 970 AI Chipset. Find out more about the smartphone in this article.

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The sub-brand of Huawei, Honor, has launched a new smartphone in the name of Huawei Honor Play. This smartphone meets up the requirements of flagship in every segment although it’s price isn’t too highly placed.

Interesting enough, the top-of-the-line Huawei Kirin 970 AI Chipset got thrown into the phone’s salient features. If one thing’s not to be doubted, it’s the skillfulness of the AI Chipset. Other fantastic features on board will be unraveled as we step further.

Huawei Honor Play Quick Review!

Huawei Honor Play is eye-catching upon first sight. The top notch blended with the bezel-less design expresses the phone in a unique way. Around the back, the dual camera setup and the fingerprint sensor are the major highlights. The phone’s aluminium alloy frame gives a very interesting feel to the device.

What churns out the media quality of the phone is the 6.3-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen. This IPS display relays clarity and crispness through the impeccable 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and 409PPI density. You’ll also get the best viewing pleasure due to the 19.5:9 aspect ratio on board.

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In the internal storage room, there’s the basic 64GB ROM which can be expanded to 256GB with the implementation of a MicroSD card. Options of 4GB or 6GB RAM are available for you to choose to handle the multitasking roles. With the Emotion UI 8.2 in place, Android Oreo OS performs the software functions without glitches.

The powerhouse of this smartphone is the Huawei Kirin 970 AI Chipset. This chipset comes along with an octa-core CPU that clocks at 2.4GHz. The chipset also bears the Mali-G72 GPU that takes charge of graphics distribution.

As a result of the chipset, the dual 16MP + 2MP rear cameras enjoy the AI assistance during photography duties. The cameras are supported by a LED flash to provide illumination in low light areas. Another 16MP camera is at the front to capture sleek selfies. The phone also gets the luxury of a Fast Charging non-removable Li-Ion 3,750mAh battery.

Huawei Honor Play Key Specs

Here are the Huawei Honor Play key specifications…

Display 6.3-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2340 pixels
OS Android 8.1 Oreo OS (EMUI 8.1)
Processor Octa-core 2.4GHz Kirin Processor
Storage 64GB ROM + 4GB / 6GB RAM
Camera 16MP + 2MP Rear/16MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,750mAh
Price N140,000 – N150,000

Huawei Honor Play Photos

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Huawei Honor Play Price and Availability

The Huawei Honor Play launched June 2018, it is available in colours Black, Blue and Violet. You can order the phone from the following online shopping markets using any of the links below. Huawei Honor Play retails at $400 (₦140,000 – ₦150,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY HUAWEI HONOR PLAY).

Huawei Honor Play Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (EMUI 8.2)
  • Processor: Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 970
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • Memory: 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Blue and Violet
  • Dimension: 157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 176g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.3-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2340 x 1080 pixels (409 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass


  • Rear Camera: Dual 16MP + 2MP camera, 1080p Video
  • Rear Camera Features: phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 16MP camera, 1080p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: –
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE aptXHD,
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear-mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 750mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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