Honor Play launched locally with Kirin 970, GPU Turbo, 4GB RAM at RM1249

The Honor Play is one of the member on the Honor family line-up which has an immense focus on gaming and multimedia entertainment with their graphics honed by their proprietary GPU Turbo technology. With the Honor Play launched and available in China months ago, this Honor’s newest gaming smartphone has come to Malaysia and now open for pre-orders.

Honor Play specifications:

  • EMUI 8.2 OS based on Android 8.1
  • 6.3-inch TFT LCD IPS display (89% screen ratio, 2340×1080 resolution)
  • Kirin 970 with AI neural processing unit
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM storage combination (supports maximum microSD expansion to 256GB)
  • Rear 16 MP (color, f / 2.2 aperture) + 2 MP (color, f / 2.4 aperture), support for auto focus (phase focus / contrast focus)
  • Front 16 MP (color, f / 2.0 aperture), support fixed focal length
  • 3750mAh battery capacity
  • Type-C charging port
  • Support 9V/2A fast charge
  • Support 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Support dual card dual standby
  • Available in Aurora Blue, Nebula Purple

Retails at RM1249


Apart from the price, the biggest highlight of the Honor Play comes by the GPU Turbo technology developed for Huawei family of smartphones. It is able to “overclock” GPU performance to another extend during graphical intensive games and event thus bringing better frame rates in mobile games.

Honor Play also collaborates with PUBG Mobile that brings real time sensation through vibration (the kind of feeling when you hold a PlayStation controller) and different weapons in game brings different level of vibration for a greater and enhanced gaming experience. Notifications can be turned of via the “Do Not Disturb” in the Honor Play while you enjoy in first person thrilling experience.


The colour options in available in Aurora Blue and Nebula Blue and it will be available in the local market by 10th August for RM1249 with free screen protector and cover. It is also possible to pre-order the new Honor gaming smartphone at Honor and Shopee and enjoy the RM100 rebate when you order yours today.

Given that it is the cheapest Honor smartphone with Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 with AI NPU, this makes the Honor Play worth getting for those with a budget.