Honor Malaysia has launched its gaming centric smartphone, the Honor Play, which goes on sale August 10 for RM1,249.
Zhao Zhi Wei, Honor Malaysia head, claims the phone uses GPU Turbo to give it a 60% bump in graphic processing performance, while reducing SoC (System on Chip) energy consumption by 30%.
Zhao says GPU Turbo is optimized for a few games, including Mobile Legends and PUBG Mobile, and the company plans to expand the list.
He adds that the Honor Play has Histen 3D audio technology, which provides 3D surround sound, so gamers.
The third-gaming feature is the AI-enabled Smart Shock 4D which vibrates the device to simulate the kickback from guns in shooting games.
The Huawei Kirin 970 processor – similar to the Huawei P20 and Nova 3 – and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with the company's EMUI user interface.
The phable-sized phone has a 6.3in full HD + display with 19.5: 9 ratio and a notch on top.
It has twin cameras on the back – 16 megapixels (f / 2.2) and 2 megapixels (f / 2.4) – and a 16 megapixel front-facing camera, which can also be used to unlock the phone.
Honor Play packs a 3.750mAh battery with support for fast charging, and has a USB-C slot and 3.5mm audio jack.
It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, which is expandable via microSD. The phone, which has a metal unibody, weighs in at 176g.
The smartphone will be available in two colors – The Violet and Navy Blue, and there are plans to release a model in collaboration with Audi in November.