Huawei Honor Play 4 brings 64-bit computing, 4G LTE to all


For those who thought 64-bit computing is only for the most expensive of phones, Huawei has a solution in the form of the Honor Play 4.

The device just got an unveil in China where is it expected to sell at near-Hongmi prices of about 799 Yuan ($130). The device has a 5-inch 720p display and is powered by the new Snapdragon 410 64-bit chipset from Qualcomm. Being a US$130 phone, it comes with only 1GB of RAM and 8GB of on-board storage which can be expanded via microSD.

Specifications

  • 5-inch 1280 x 720p display
  • 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 64-bit CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB on-board ROM
  • 8 mega-pixel rear camera
  • 2 mega-pixel front camera
  • 2000mAh battery
  • 4G LTE
  • NFC

A yet unannounced Samsung phone is in tow with pretty similar specs. However, Huawei being the aggressive maker it is, should have the upper hand when it comes to affordability.

It is amazing to see how much the smartphone world has progressed in a little over a year. The Xiaomi Hongmi when launched at the same price was a ground breaker whereas the world hardly takes much notice of a device like the Honor Play 4 which costs exactly as much, but features quite a bit more.

Do you see a phone like the Honor Play 4 be your secondary smartphone? Let us know if you do!

[Source via GizChina.es]
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10 Comments

  1. joe
    September 22, 2014

    Lol a 64-bit phone with 1gb of ram.

    I don’t think ppl know what 64-bit really is.

    • john
      September 22, 2014

      64 bits doesn’t just mean larger RAM addressing-in fact many 32bit cpus with large memory module can address large memories without necessarily being 64 bit. 64 bit means more registers, etc etc. 64bit ISA is similar to the 32 bit isa, but not the same.

  2. realjjj
    September 22, 2014

    This SoC is low end but it’s new so costs some 5$ more then quad A7.

    The Elephone G4 is 80$, the Huawei Honor 3C Play is sub 100$, this one at 130$ is not that cheap and soon enough the market will be flooded with quad A53.

  3. bertmansk
    September 22, 2014

    Read only the specs. Compare to iPhone 6. Commence hysterical laughing (at iphone).

  4. john
    September 22, 2014

    If the phone supports many 4G bands, it would be an incredible deal. Premium 4G hotspots goes for 100+.

  5. Brooklyn701
    September 22, 2014

    I think they did a great job on the Honor 6, but this thing is weird. The Battery is much to small. If it were 3000 mAh it would’ve been perfect. I know it’s supposed to only cost 130$ but still…

  6. Zami
    September 23, 2014

    I think it’s international version is Ascend G620s . Which was announced in IFA2014 .

  7. balcobomber25
    September 23, 2014

    The Samsung phone will cost over $300, that is “budget friendly” to them.

  8. Erick Ordoñez
    September 25, 2014

    There are many countries (and thus markets) were these enterprises have yet to deliver mobile devices such as this, specially third world countries markets not located in EU or Asia, at an appealing, competitive and affordable price point. $130 sounds excellent. Hope it stays or hovers at it if it ever hits my country.

  9. abdullah
    November 15, 2014

    will be a big flop, battery is just 2000ma. i wont last long