The smartphone market is evolving at such fast speeds that we don’t even realize how cheap they have become. And cheap doesn’t necessarily mean poorly specced, as the likes of the much-awaited OnePlus One or the success of the Xiaomi brand have proved. Huawei is another fast riser coming from far-East and now we take a look at the most recent smartphone – the Honor Play 4.
Judging by its price, the Huawei Honor Play 4 is a budget smartphone with a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 CPU and 4G LTE which will retail for around $130, which is 799 Yuan in its home market and approximately 8,000 rupees in India. If we take into account that it comes with a 64-bit processor and 4G LTE, we realize it’s aggressively priced and will put pressure on rivals if Huawei manages to showcase it quickly in stores around the world.
The Huawei Honor Play 4 has been announced after the launch of the Huawei Honor 3C Play, which was unveiled in August this year for around $100. As there was no mention of Huawei in the list announced by Google for Android One partners, we can assume that with these devices, the Chinese company looks to cover the low-end segment. However, this doesn’t mean they can’t join it, but since they always use their own proprietary SoC, this will be rather tough.
Meanwhile, let’s have a look at the main specs and features of the Huawei Honor Play 4:
- 5-inch HD display
- Android KitKat with Emotion UI 2.3 on top
- 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset an Adreno 306 GPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 2,000mAh battery
- 8GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card
- 8MP shooter at the back and a 2MP front-facing snapper
- 4G LTE, NFC
The smartphone will be available in black and white colors. At the moment, we don’t know exactly when will it be released globally.