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Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched its latest smartphone, the Honor V9 Play in China. The smartphone is a budget offering and will be available in 3GB RAM, 4GB RAM variants priced at CNY 999 (Rs 9,800 approx directly converted) and CNY 1,199 (Rs 11,750 approx directly converted) respectively. The Honor V9 Play is expected to be available in China starting September 12.
The Honor V9 Play sports with a full metal unibody design and a 5.2-Inch HD display with 2.5D curved glass screen. It is powered by the MediaTek MT6750 Octa-core SoC and a Mali T860 graphics processor. As mentioned above, the smartphone will be available in two RAM variants of 3GB or 4GB, however, both the variants sport an Internal storage of 32GB which can be further expanded upto 128GB using a microSD card. The smartphone features a 13MP rear camera with F 2.0 aperture, PDAF, 5P lens and an LED flash, along with an 8MP front facing camera with F 2.2 aperture. The V9 Play is powered by a 3000mAh battery and claims up to 16 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time.
The Honor V9 Play runs EMUI 5.1 on top of Android 7.0 Nougat and features a hybrid dual-SIM slot. The smartphone sports a fingerprint scanner underneath the rear camera which claims to unlock the phone in 0.4 seconds. The Honor V9 Play will be available in Gold, Rose Gold, Red, Blue and Black colour options.
In terms of connectivity, the V9 Play features 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM hybrid slot, Micro USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS, GLONASS, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The smartphone also sports an accelerometer, ambient light, digital compass, proximity sensor and weighs in at 145 grams. There is no word on an India launch yet.