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Honor Play 4 series launched, a new gaming phone series



Honor Play 4 series

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 Display

Honor Play 4 Display

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).

Honor Play 4 Camera Specs

Honor Play 4 Camera Specs

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.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.