On Jun 3, 2020, Honor has unveiled its first 5G smartphones from Honor lineup – Honor Play 4 and Play 4 Pro. These phones come packed with powerful specs and specially designed for smartphone gaming.
Honor Play 4 series is, in our view, the actual successors of the Honor Play, which was launched in 2018.
Honor Play 4:
Honor Play 4 comes with a giant 6.81-inch display, FullHD+ (2400 x 1080) resolution, and punch-hole display design to house a front-facing camera. It is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 800 5G processor with NSA/SA dual-mode 5G support.
Honor Play 4 5G features quad-camera setup comprising a 64 MP (high resolution lens, f/1.7 aperture) + 8 MP (ultra wide angle lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 2 MP (Bokeh lens, f/2.4 aperture) + 2 MP (macro lens, f/2.4 aperture).
The phone expands at 170×78.5×8.9(mm) and weighs 213g with embedding side fingerprint scanner and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Honor Play 4 packs with a 4300mAh battery that recharges with 22.5W charging and runs the latest Magic UI 3.1 (Android 10). To keep the phone cool, the company has also installed a VC cooling system.
Honor Play 4 Pro:
Honor Play 4 Pro sports a 6.57-inch FullHD display with a pill-type cutout design to house two front camera – 32MP selfie + 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera.
The Honor Play 4 Pro equips a dual rear camera setup consisting of 40MP f/1.8 aperture main camera with IMX600 sensor and RYYB color mapping to take brighter images in low light conditions. The 8MP telephoto camera offers 3X optical zoom with optical image stabilization (OIS).
Honor Play 4 Pro comes in two versions – standard and Infrared temperature sensor version. Below the camera setup, the phone has a temperature sensor, capable of measuring the temperature of humans and non-living objects.
Honor Play 4 Pro powered via Kirin 990 clocked at 2.86Ghz, Mali-G76GPU, and Da Vinci NPU for AI capabilities. It has UFS 3.0 storage for faster file transfers. As well as dual-mode 5G support with 5G smart dual-card and dual-card VoLTE.
It comes packed with a 4200mAh battery with 40W Huawei SuperCharge. The phone measures at 162.7mm x 75.8mm x 8.9mm and weighs at 213g, with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Honor Play 4 Series Price:
Honor Play 4 6GB RAM+ 128GB ROM = 1799 CNY ($253)
Honor Play 4 8GB RAM+ 128GB ROM = 1999 CNY ($281)
Honor Play 4 Pro 8GB RAM+ 128GB ROM = 2899 CNY ($407)
Honor Play 4 Pro (IR Temperature Sensor Version) 8GB RAM+ 128GB ROM = 2999 CNY ($421)
Pre-order of Honor Play 4 and Play 4 Pro will start on June 3. The first sale of Honor Play 4 Pro will start on June 9, while Honor Play 4 will kick off its sale on June 12.
Huawei begins mass production of its next foldable phone: Report
Despite all of the issues that Huawei is facing in the global market, the Chinese tech maker hasn’t stopped innovating. In the latest edition of this segment, it’s reported that Huawei has begun the mass production of its next-gen foldable phone, which is quite amazing news.
According to a report coming from Taiwanese media, Huawei has started the mass production of its next-generation foldable phone in November. It’s mentioned that the phone will compete against Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 but the price could be lower.
The report also wrote shows that the success of Galaxy Z Flip has brought the interest of other tech makers into this field and they also want to produce the same products to step foot into this smartphone category. Despite their futuristic appearance and interesting features, foldable phones are using immature glass technology and costs high as compared to regular flagship devices.
Talking about Samsung, the company launched its Z Flip 3 in August this year, and in over 40 days, the model received over 1 million sales on the record. Samsung plans to increase shipments of foldable smartphones from 7 million to 13 million by 2022, including 4 million Galaxy Z Fold and 9 million Galaxy Z Flip.
On the other hand, due to the restrictions, Samsung’s rival Huawei is currently lagging behind in the foldable smartphones segment but it’s very much capable of making such innovation as seen in the Mate X2.
Previous sources reveal that Huawei could launch a new flip design smartphone that will come with a powerful hinge system named – Mate V. Although, Huawei has not spoken anything on this matter.
Huawei Mate V Flip:
Huawei Mate V has a clamshell phone design. The main panel is a full view display that folds inward. There are function keys on the left and the right side consist volume and power buttons. Meanwhile, the bottom side features ports and speaker grills for the input.
On the rear side, the Mate V flip is likely to feature a camera bump that is large and placed vertical camera system featuring different lense. However, there are different techs that could be introduced while the phone makes its entrance on the ground.
(via – Chinese media)
Hurry Up! last day to pre-order Huawei Nova 9 in Malaysia
Huawei Nova 9 is the latest smartphone of the Nova family and launched in various global markets including Malaysia and available for pre-order since November 19. Hello Guys! today is the last to pre-order the Nova 9 smartphone and also to grab the amazing freebies with it.
The Huawei Nova 9 smartphone in Malaysia is available for pre-booking at ₱ 23,999.00 or can order with a 0% installment plan from ₱ 1,999.92/installment. On every Nova 9 booking, the company offers free gifts that include Huawei FreeBuds 4 (silver frost) and Bluetooth speakers.
So, Huawei Malaysia fans don’t miss the opportunity and grab it now because it’s the last day of this offer. Hurry up!
Huawei Nova 9 specifications:
Huawei Nova 9 sports a 6.57-inch center hole-punch OLED display with curved edges and FHD+ (2340 x 1080) resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and a new display fingerprint for a more convenient screen unlock.
This phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor for faster task executions but it only has a 4G LTE model and measures 160mm x 73.7mm x 7.77mm and weighs 175g. In terms of software, N0va 9 comes pre-installed with EMUI 12 operating system and offers 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage.
Talking about the battery, it packs with 4300mAh battery along with a 66W super fast charge and USB Type-C input. The Nova 9 comes with Interestingly, the phone comes with EMUI 12 operating system, 50MP quad-camera system, and 32MP selfie camera.
Huawei Nova 8 SE 4G with Kirin 710A chipset launched in China
On November 25, Huawei has unveiled a new variant in the existing Nova 8 series – Huawei Nova 8 SE 4G powered by Kirin 710A processor in China. This 4G model comes in only 8GB + 128GB memory configuration at a price of 2099 Yuan.
Last year, Huawei introduced the Nova 8 SE with 5G capabilities in two processor variants Dimensity 720 and Dimensity 800U. Now, the Chinese tech maker has removed the 5G version and released the 4G model.
Price and Availability:
- Huawei Nova 8 SE 4G (8GB + 128GB) variant priced at 2099 Yuan
- Pre-sale: November 26, 2021 (00:00 China time)
- Official sale: December 1, 2021 (00:00 China time)
Let’s have a look at Huawei Nova 8 SE 4G full specifications:
Huawei Nova 8 SE 4G sports a 6.5-inch OLED panel that offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, measure 161.6 x 74.8 x 7.5mm, and weigh 180 grams. This phone runs on HarmonyOS 2 operating system and is powered by a Kirin 710A processor.
In storage configurations, it offers 6GB of RAM, 128GB of inbuilt storage, and packs with a 3,800mAh battery that supports 66W fast charging through a USB-C port. On the rear side, it has 64-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.9 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth assist lens.
On the other hand, the from the side has a 16MP camera for selfies. The sensors include Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.
About Kirin 710A:
The HiSilicon Kirin 710A is an ARM-based mid-range Octa-Core-SoC manufactured in 14nm FinFET and is also the first one for the company to be manufactured by Shanghai-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC).
It was announced mid-2020 and contains 8 processor cores including 4x Cortex-A73 at up to 2 GHz, 4x Cortex-A53 at up to 1.7 GHz, BigLITTLE, an ARM Mali G51 MP4, a dual-channel LPDDR4 memory controller, and an LTE radio (600 Mbps down, 150 Mbps up).
Therefore, the CPU part is similar to the Kirin 960 and 970 (both higher clocked), but the graphics card is a lot slower.