Honor India launched their new smartphone in the Indian market yesterday. The newly introduced gaming focused smartphone Honor Play was available for its first sale at Amazon yesterday. However, the smartphone model has received an unexpected response from the Indian tech consumers. The company claims that they could sell off all available units of the device at its first sale in just five minutes. Indeed, it sounds like ‘mission impossible’. But still, we have no tools to verify the authenticity of this claim. If this is true, it is a great achievement for the brand in India.
Speaking on the achievement, P Sanjeev, Vice President Sales, Huawei India-Consumer Business Group, said, “We are extremely delighted by the overwhelming response for Honor Play which has resulted in the fastest flagship sale ever on Amazon. This is the first-time Indian consumers have been able to buy a real flagship performance smartphone at sub 20k. Honor Play is a powerful performer with our high-end AI Kirin 970 processor with GPU turbo for gaming lovers. The AI camera, battery, quick charge has been warmly welcomed. We are deeply encouraged and will continue to offer exciting phones to honor fans”.
The all-new Honor Play smartphone comes with a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a display notch on the head. The device runs on a flagship level chipset Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC (four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz). The device comes in two variants – 4GB RAM variant and the 6GB version. The dual-SIM supported Honor Play runs on the Huawei’s custom UI EMUI 8.2, based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The Honor Play is available in two variants INR 19,999 for 4GB RAM & 64GB ROM the 6GB RAM & 64GB ROM variant available exclusively at Amazon India at price of INR 23,999.