Huawei have announced it latest Sub-brand Smartphone Honor Play 4 and Honor Play 4 Pro. Both smartphones come with a hole-punch display design and offer the trending 5G connectivity. There is a special edition variant of the Honor Play 4 Pro that has a dedicated infrared (IR) sensor at the back to measure body temperature.
The body temperature feature is quite useful, most especially, in this current times as a sudden rise in body temperature is believed to be baby stage symptom of COVID-19.
Display: 6.57-inch (1080x2400)
Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 990
Front Camera: 32MP + 8MP
Rear Camera: 40MP + 8MP
Battery Capacity: 4200mAh
OS: Android 10
Release Date: 3rd June 2020
Honor Play 4 Specifications
Dual-SIM (Nano) Honor Play 4 features a 6.81-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) TFT display with 20:9 aspect ratio and 386ppi pixel density.
Huawei Honor Play 4 runs Android 10 with Magic UI 3.1, it however, has an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800 SoC, coupled with Mali G57 MC4 GPU and up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM.
The new Honor Play 4 is equipped with 128GB Internal storage, and can be expand further via microSD card (up to 512GB). It packs a 4,300mAh battery that supports 22.5W fast charging.
On the camera, there is a quad rear camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.89 lens, 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 wide-angle lens, and two 2-megapixel sensors with f/2.4 lenses.
As for selfies, there is a 16-megapixel single camera sensor at the front, along with an f/2.0 lens.
Connectivity options on the phone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors include an In-Display fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor.
Honor Play 4 Pro
Design & Display
High-end variant Huawei Honor Play 4 Pro is coupled with dual-SIM (Nano) and features a 6.57-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) TFT display with a 20:9 aspect ratio.
Software & Hardware
The phone runs Android 10 with Magic UI 3.1 as well, and is powered by an octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 990 SoC, paired with Mali-G76 GPU and 8GB of RAM.
Honor Play 4 Pro has 128GB of internal storage that doesn’t support expansion via a microSD card. The phone was coupled with 4,200mAh battery that supports up to 40W fast charging through the bundled charger.
There is a dual rear camera setup on it unlike quad rear camera seen on Honor Play 4. It optics sensors include a 40-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.4 lens.
Upfront, the Smartphone comes with a dual selfie camera that includes a 32-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.0 lens and an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 lens.
Additionally, there is the special edition Honor Play 4 Pro that comes with the additional IR sensor. It is claimed to have an accuracy of 0.1-degree Celsius.
Sensor & Connectivity
Connectivity options on the phone include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. Sensors available on the phone are an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. The phone has an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Honor Play 4 Pro Specifications
Model: Play 4 Pro
Release date: 3rd June 2020
Form factorTouchscreen: Dimensions (mm)162.70 x 75.80 x 8.90
Weight (g): 213.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 4200
Removable battery: No
Fast charging: Proprietary
Colours: Magic Night Black, Mecha Blue, Iceland illusion
Screen size (inches): 6.57
Resolution: 1080×2400 pixels
Aspect ratio: 20:9
Processor: 1.86GHz octa-core (2×2.86GHz + 2×2.09GHz + 4×1.86GHz)
Processor make: HiSilicon Kirin 990
Internal storage: 128GB
Expandable storage: No
Main camera: 40-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus: Yes
Rear flash: Yes
Front camera: 32-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)
Operating system: Android 10
Skin: Magic UI 3.1.0
Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: Yes, v 5.10
USB Type-C: Yes
Number of SIMs: 2
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE: Yes
Face unlock: Yes
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Honor Play 4 series Price, Availability
Honor Play 4 price is set at CNY 1,799 (roughly N98,000) for the 6GB + 128GB storage variant, while its 8GB + 128GB storage option is tagged CNY 1,999 (roughly N108,500). The phone will go on sale in China starting June 12.
Moreover, the Honor Play 4 Pro price is set at CNY 2,899 (roughly N157,400) for the 8GB + 128GB storage variant. As said earlier, there is also another Honor Play 4 Pro variant with the IR sensor that shares the same 8GB + 128GB storage configuration but at a price tag of CNY 2,999 (roughly N163,000).
The Honor Play 4 will go on sale starting June 12 in China, while the Honor Play 4 pro will be available for purchase in China starting June 9. Details about the global launch of both the Honor Play 4 and Honor Play 4 Pro are yet to be revealed.