Huawei without generating much hype announced a new smartphone, the Honor 4 Play, at an event on Monday. Priced at a budget CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 7,921), the Huawei Honor 4 Play seems to be only available in China for now, with no word on its global release.
The smartphone, though priced low, features a 64-bit processor, which is seen in several high-end smartphones like iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5 (Review), HTC Desire 820 and more. However, the trend is slowly moving to incorporate 64-bit processors in lower-end phones, with such examples as the HTC Desire 510 and Lenovo A805e.
The new chipset is a considerable upgrade from the Huawei Honor 3C Play's 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 MediaTek (MTK6582) processor. The Honor 4 Play features a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor, coupled with an Adreno 306 GPU (320MHz) and 1GB of RAM.
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The Honor 4 Play smartphone offers dual-SIM support and features a 5-inch HD IPS display with a 720x1280 pixel resolution. It also comes with a 10-point touch supporting display. The smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat paired with its native Emotion UI 2.3.
It sports an 8-megapixel back-illuminated Cmos rear camera with LED flash, while there is a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The Honor 4 Play with 8GB of inbuilt storage, and can be expanded via microSD card (up to 32GB).
The Huawei Honor 4 Play supports Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/ A-GPS, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity options. It is backed by a 2000mAh Li-ion battery, which according to the official site can deliver up to 450 minutes of talk time and 150 hours of standby time (when using two SIM cards). It measures 142.95x72x8.5mm, weighs about 160 grams and is available in Black and White colour variant.
Earlier this month during IFA 2014 event, Huawei announced the metal-clad Android 4.4 KitKat-running Ascend G7 smartphone.