The smartphone will be competing against the Xiaomi Redmi 5A
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei’s sub-brand Honor previously launched the Honor 7X, 7C, and the 7A. Today the company announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the Honor Play 7. It is placed in the entry-level segment below all the 7 series smartphones mentioned above. The smartphone comes with the traditional Honor-look with 8.3 mm thickness and a curved back due to which it fits on the palm perfectly. It has a plastic body and support eye mode and three finger support but unfortunately misses out a fingerprint sensor.
As for the specs, the Honor Play 7 features a 5.45-inch FullView display with a resolution of HD+(1440 x 720 pixels) and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz with PowerVR GE8100 GPU coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256 GB via microSD card.
Honor Play 7 | Photo Credit: Honor China
In the optics department, the Honor Play 7 sports a single 13 MP camera with PDAF, 4X digital zoom, HDR while offering a 5 MP camera which comes with MEI Beauty for selfies an video calling. It is backed by a 3,020 mAh battery which should be enough for a day with moderate use. Connectivity features include a 4G LTE Cat 4, Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ GLONASS and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Other features include a dual SIM which features 3 slots (2 nano + microSD) and the regular Honor features like double tap wake up.
The smartphone is priced at 599 Yuan (Rs 6,000 approx) which will put it against the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 5A. It is offered in Blue and Gold color variant and will be available in stores from May 22.