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 Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro cover leak reveals more about camera size
We are approaching the next Huawei Mate series flaghip – Mate 50. Meanwhile, leaks and news regarding this lineup continue to surface that is creating animosity among Huawei fans. Related to this, we now have a new Huawei Mate 50 series cover leak that shows more in the camera department.
Well-known Weibo tipster – DigitalChatStation has brought us a new Huawei Mate 50 and Mate 50 Pro protective cover leak, which shows various aspects of the devices but the focus goes on the camera system. As shown in the images, the camera module size is not cylindrical, instead, it comes with a round shape, similar to the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 40 series.
Also, the rear side of the standard model doesn’t have the same level of curvature on the back panel as the Pro version. However, it can be noticed that the camera module size of the Mate 50 Pro is larger than the standard model but the tipster mentioned that the lens module is bigger in the standard as compared to the Pro version.
Furthermore, the camera on both phones has a big bump that is clearly visible on the covers and the LED along with the color sensor is sitting right there.
Moving on, the phone also has a cutout to feature a USB Type C port on the bottom along with a speaker grille, the right has functional volume adjustment and power keys. The top side of the phone comes with two holes, one of them could be for an IR blaster.
Huawei Mate 50 series:
Previously, a screen protector surfaced online showed that the Huawei Mate 50 Pro will feature a curved edge display but it may not be a super large waterfall design. Also, there’s a wide earpiece cutout, which could lead us towards the return of the head notch on the Mate 50 series.
There’s a lot more than you can learn about our Mate 50 series section over here (link). Also, we recommend you check the article linked below.
TD Tech Huawei P50 duplicate will launch soon: Tipster
TD Tech is working on a duplicate of the Huawei P50 smartphone. While various rumors are hustling on the ground related to the device, a new report suggests that the TD Tech Huawei P50 copy phone will launch soon in the consumer market.
To those who are unfamiliar, TD Tech is a Chinese smartphone maker. The company usually initiates copying and pasting Huawei’s products. The company has purchased design IPs from Huawei to make new devices based on the same design.
To the reports, the well-known Weibo tipster – @kanshan’s uncle grabbed our attention to the TD Tech Huawei P50 launch and internal activities. According to him, the mentioned phone will support some extraordinary features. For instance, high-frequency dimming, dual speakers, periscopic lenses, and optical image stabilization.
In addition, the device has gained the IP68 rating which eventually means that it is completely dustproof and waterproof. Consequently, the clone variant of the Huawei P50 is quite similar to the original model, except for the 5G capability. While Huawei P50 skips the 5G support, TD tech has added this feature to the handset.
Aside from the above-mentioned tipster, Weibo blogger @Factory Director Shiguan also hints at the launch of the TD Tech P50 handset. Hence, we can assume that smartphone fans will be able to see a new gadget on the market very soon. However, an official stamp is still awaited.
Describing the key specs of the device, the TD Tech P50 will power an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. Besides, it will pack the Android 11 system, rather than HarmonyOS. Furthermore, the device will sport a tri-cam structure at the rear end.
With a 13MP front-facing lens, the phone will display a 6.5-inch screen with a 2700 x 1224 pixels resolution. It will feature a 4100mAh battery and USB 3.1. If things go on the same way, the clone version of the Huawei P50 will step into these elegant colorways – White, Obsidian Black, and Cocoa Gold.
Global smartphone sales declines 100 million units in May: Report
The Globe is suffering from the COVID pandemic for the past two consecutive years and this heavy decline in smartphone market value and technology year on year. As per the recent counterpoint report, the global smartphone market sales declines 4 percent month on month.
This monthly decline in smartphone sales highly drops the market value. Even after a ‘V’-shaped recovery in the year 2020, the market is not up like pre-pandemic. Meanwhile, as per the recent counterpoint report, the global smartphone market sales decline by 4 percent every month.
On the other hand, while talking about the yearly declination the global smartphone market sale dropped by 10 percent year on year in May 2022 to 96 million units. This is a decrease from the for 2 consecutive past months and a decrease from the same period of the previous year for 11 consecutive months.
Reason for the downfall of Global smartphone market sales in May 2022:
In particular, the corona crisis has not been resolved at an extension but the smartphone market is still suffering from a slowdown in demand due to various factors such as inflation.
Additionally, the negative outlook continues during the summer, but mainly with the normalization of China, the continuous improvement of the supply-demand balance of the technology supply chain, and the improved macro-economy with mid-peak inflation.
Due to the environment, it is expected to improve gradually market value in the second half of the year, the time before going down again. The upcoming month can be marked as the promotional period of the smartphone market region-wise. Like,
- 618 in China
- August, Diwali in India
- Christmas and New Year
The Director Tarun Pathak stated that:
The demand for a smartphone especially in the advanced economies is driven by replacement, which makes it a discretionary purchase. And inflationary pressures are leading to pessimistic consumer sentiment around the globe with people postponing non-essential purchases, including smartphones. The strengthening US dollar is also hurting emerging economies. A segment of consumers is likely to wait for seasonal promotions before purchasing to offset some of the cost pressures