After getting independence from Huawei, Honor began developing at a very fast pace. It is able to use American technologies that allow the company to design, produce, and sell smartphones in any market in the world. This is why the company is launching new phones one after another. For instance, today, it released the new Honor Play 40 Plus low-to-mid-range smartphone.
According to the official introduction, the handset comes with a Dimensity 700 processor. The latter is built with TSMC’s 7nm process and supports 5G.
On the front, our protagonist carries a 6.74-inch waterdrop screen. It supports a 90Hz refresh rate, a high screen ratio of 90.07%, and has passed the Rheinland eye protection certification. In the waterdrop notch, we can find a 5MP selfie shooter. Whereas on the opposite side, there is a 50MP camera.
At the same time, the Honor Play 40 Plus has a built-in 6000mAh large battery. So you can watch online videos for 23 hours. It also supports 22.5W fast charging.
In other aspects, the machine retains the 3.5mm headphone jack, uses a side fingerprint scanner, and provides four colors: Purple, Charm Sea Blue, Titanium Sky Silver, and Magic Night Black. The body size is 76.85mm wide, 167.48mm long, and 8.27mm thick, and the body weighs 196g. The company said that charging for 10 minutes can allow users to watch videos for 3 hours.
We are dealing with an entry-level smartphone with a couple of selling points. For instance, it has a large battery, 256GB of storage, and a 50MP camera. So it’s logical it wouldn’t cost much. For instance, the Honor Play 40 Plus 6GB+128GB version is priced at 1199 yuan ($166), the 8GB+128GB version is priced at 1399 yuan ($194), and the 8GB+256GB version is priced at 1599 yuan ($221). The machine is currently on pre-sale and will start shipping on October 28.