On the evening of September 4, the Honor Play 3 was officially released. Probably, the most attractive thing about this handset is its price of 999 yuan ($140). Thus, we are dealing with the first smartphone on the globe sporting a 48MP triple-camera with AI support. But this model also comes with a glamorous full-screen and full-scene acceleration engine.
Honor Play 3 Price
The Play 3 is available in three colors of Aurora Blue, Charm Flame, and Night Black. It will be pre-sold on September 10 and will go on sale on September 17. There are a few memory combinations. So the pricing varies correspondingly. The 4GB + 64GB is available at 999 yuan; the 4GB + 128GB model costs 1299 yuan ($182); the 6GB + 64GB version is priced at 1299 yuan as well.
Interestingly, the Honor Play 3 inherits the ‘scary technology’ for the first time applied to the Play series. But this time, it comes with ‘Scary Technology 2.0’. In other words, it’s a self-developed technology for the full-scene acceleration. The technology has completed 39 underlying kernel modifications by 157 R&D experts and produced 46 R&D patents.
According to the data of the Honor Lab, the Honor Play 3 with the built-in full-scene acceleration engine can increase the application startup speed by 76% and the system operation fluency by 57%. It’s done through the smart foreground resource scheduling, creating an extremely smooth and innovative experience of the Android system.
In terms of design, the Honor Play 3 adopts a 6.39-inch full-screen, with a body thickness of 8.1mm and a small aperture of 4.5mm. So the screen accounts for 90% of the front panel. On the opposite side, we can find a triple-camera. It consists of a 48MP main CMOS, an 8MP 120 degrees super-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP depth of field lens.
Under the hood, our protagonist is equipped with a Kirin 710F processor and has a battery capacity of 4000mAh.