Honor launches Play 3 gaming phone (don’t ask where the second one went)
Honor has today launched the Play 3 in its native Chinese market. There’s no word on a global release, nor any idea what happened to the Play 2.
What is clear is that Honor has gone in a different direction with its latest gaming-centric phone.
Last year’s Honor Play sported a flagship chipset. The Honor 3 has a more mid-range Kirin 710F SoC, coupled with a lower resolution display.
The display is a 6.39-inch hole punch display with a resolution of 720×1560 pixels, which is quite a drop. However, this should result in a better performance and reduced power consumption.
The other benefit is a far lower price than the original gaming phone. Although not an accurate guide to any UK release pricing (taking into account tax and duty), the Honor 3 – which comes in three configurations – equates to just £115 for the 4GB/64GB model, rising to £150 for the 4GB/128GB or 6GB/64GB models.
If released in the UK, you can probably expect to add around £50 to the price at least, which should still offer good value for money for those who want a good gaming experience without having to pay top rates. If it comes with a Fortnite skin, it will probably be even more appealing to some!
On the rear of the Play 3 is a triple camera configuration, consisting of a 48, 8, and 2-megapixel sensor. On the front is a 8-megapixel selfie camera.
The phone also comes with a 4,000mAh battery, EMUI 9.1.1 (built on Android 9) with the more efficient EROFS file system, GPU Turbo 3.0 support and other enhanced power management features.
Honor also announced a Honor 20S variant, which joins the existing Honor 20 series of the Honor 20 Lite, Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro.
More info: NDTV