Honor Play 4 / Pro Came As Scheduled, Starting at 1799 yuan ($253)

Just a few minutes ago, the new product launch conference held by Honor was over. At the event, following the schedule, the manufacturer released the Honor Play 4 and the Honor Play 4 Pro 5G smartphones.

Honor Play 4 and Honor Play 4 Pro

Honor Play 4

The newly upgraded 5G popular smartphone Honor Play 4 supports six-band network. It not only covers all mainstream frequency bands of the three major Chinese operators and supports SA/NSA dual-module network but also supports multiple roaming frequency bands. The Honor Play 4 supports 1T4R antenna selection design, which increases the 5G download rate by 30%.

Our protagonist uses BWP and networks wisdom optimization technology. It not only can automatically adjust the network bandwidth but also improve the overall battery life by 30%. For the specific scenarios of 5G use, the Honor Play 4 has also been optimized to automatically select a more suitable network.


The Honor Play 4 uses the 7nm process 5G SoC chip from the Dimensity 800 series. It comes with a high-performance 8-core architecture as well as APU 3.0. For gaming scenarios, it also adapts a definite delay engine. The latter can centrally schedule all CPU performance to the game while carrying Game Assistant 2.0 that allows you to get more immersive gaming experience.

The MediaTek Dimensity 800 is still manufactured using TSMC’s 7nm process. The CPU uses a combination of four A76 and four A55 cores. The highest frequency is 2.0GHz, at the same time integrates four G77 GPU graphics cores (nine for Dimensity 1000), supports 90Hz refresh rate, Full HD+ resolution screen, and of course, the MediaTek HyperEngine game engine.

The Honor Play 4 uses the industry’s VC liquid-cooled heat dissipation and 12-layer heat dissipation structure to systematically solve the heat dissipation problem and quickly dissipate the heat. It also comes with the AI ​​temperature control technology of the shell. So the shell is adjusted according to the temperature. There is also a large 4300mAh battery and 22.5W super-fast charge support.

Honor Play 4 and Honor Play 4 Pro

On the back, the Honor Play 4 sports a 64-megapixel ultra-clear main camera. It has a 1/1.7-inch large size and supports four-in-one technology. It also supports AIS handheld super night scene 2.0 and self-developed owl algorithm. Apart from the main camera sensors, there are an 8MP anti-distortion wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth of field lens.

The Honor Play 4 is specially adapted to the AI motion detection algorithm, which can intelligently identify the motion status, quickly capture, and clearly freeze the motion moment. It also supports 4K ultra-clear video recording + EIS video image stabilization.

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Honor Play 4 Pro

The Honor Play4 Pro integrates the mecha elements into the design, with strong cut edges and mechanical lines, superimposed with honeycomb texture, like an open cabin door. Other key features include a 6.57-inch LCD screen, side fingerprints, face + fingerprint dual unlock, TÜV Rheinland certified eye protection mode, 4200mAh large battery, etc. The LTPS screen supports 96% NTSC color gamut and DCI-P3 color gamut and comes with a 2400×1080 resolution as well as a screen ratio of 91.46%.

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Anyways, the Honor Play 4 Pro features the Kirin 990 flagship chip. The CPU has a maximum frequency of 2.86GHZ, a 16-core GPU and Huawei’s self-developed Da Vinci architecture NPU. In addition to the strong 5G performance, there is also a 40W super-fast charging and NFC smart card selection.

According to the official introduction, the download speed of the Honor Play4 Pro is up to 2Gbps+. Also, it supports 5G smart dual card option, intelligent switching, preferably high-quality Internet access, and smart traffic reminders. At the same time, it supports dual-card VoLTE, one-card VoLTE call, one-card 5G Internet access, and so on.


The Honor Play 4 Pro comes with Sony’s deeply customized 40 million RYYB super-sensitive main camera, which increases the amount of light entering by 40%. The 40MP RYYB super-sensitive camera is the Sony IMX600 CMOS with a 1/1.7-inch large sensor and an AI super clear mode intelligent algorithm upgrade. Moreover, the 8MP telephoto lens captures every small detail. It also supports 3 times lossless optical zoom and up to 30 times digital zoom, OIS and fast laser focusing, etc. And it can completely cover the 80-810mm equivalent focal length. There are also dual front camera sensors with a resolution of 32MP and 8MP.

Honor Play 4 and Honor Play 4 Pro

One of the most attractive features of this handset is the non-contact infrared temperature measurement function. It achieves the integration of accuracy and portability. The maximum temperature varies from -20 to 100 ℃, while the minimum division value is accurate to 0.1 ℃. Thus, it can be used to measure people and objects. This non-contact infrared temperature sensor is located below the 40-megapixel rear camera module.

Price and Availability

The 6GB + 128GB version of the Honor Play 4 is priced at 1799 yuan ($253), while the 8GB + 128GB variant costs 1999 yuan ($281). There are three colors of Icelandic illusion, phantom blue and phantom night black. It will be officially launched at 10 am on June 12.

The Honor Play 4 Pro 8GB + 128GB version comes at 2899 yuan ($408) and the Honor Play 4 Pro 8GB + 128GB infrared temperature version is priced at 2999 yuan ($422). There are three colors of Iceland’s fantasy, fantasy night black, and mecha blue. The pre-sale will start today at 18:00, and it will be officially launched at 10:00 on June 9.

Honor Play 4 / Pro Features

  • Display: 6.57-inch LCD sreen
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 800 / Kirin 990
  • Memory: LPDDR4X 6GB and 8GB / 8GB
  • Storage: UFS 3.0 128GB / 128GB
  • Battery: 4300mAh / 4200mAh
  • Camera: 64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP / 40MP + 8MP
  • Price: 1799 yuan ($253) and 1999 yuan ($281) / 1999 yuan ($281) and 2999 yuan ($422)
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