Huawei set Honor free last November. Free from the ties imposed by the US Government, free to fly to higher heights as an independent company. Honor now acts under the control of a Chinese conglomerate and is aiming to conquer the smartphone market. So far, the company is quite on a slow pace, but this may change in the second half of 2021 as more and more smartphones will come under Honor’s branding. Now, the company is preparing the terrain for a device dubbed Honor Play 5 and it is aiming at the mid-range segment.
Back in the last month, a render of the Honor Play has emerged along with some details about its Quad-camera system which is reportedly led by a 64MP camera. Well, now there aren’t any doubts regarding the main camera as Honor took to Weibo to confirm it is coming with a 6MP Quad-Camera setup. The company also took the opportunity to tease the device with a 7.46mm thickness. Apparently, companies are going back to the trend of thin devices, hopefully, this is not coming at the cost of battery capacity.
Honor Play 5 specifications
The Honor Play 5 is coming to compete with some premium mid-range smartphones in the market with 5G enabled. The device will pack cutting-edge fast charging with 66W support. The company even shared a render confirming what to expect from the smartphone. It will flaunt a 6.53-inch display with a waterdrop notch at the top. It is a FullHD+ (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) panel of the OLED kind with a 21:9 aspect ratio. We assume that the phone will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner as well.
Under the hood, it will pack the MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset which brings 5G connectivity and decent performance. We can expect at least 6GB of RAM and 128GB of Internal Storage for the basic model. Unfortunately, our fears are confirmed with a 3,800mAh battery capacity. These days when we’re used to smartphones with more than 4,000mAh batteries. So, we don’t know if the battery life comes with the Honor Play 5 will impress. Thankfully, charging it fully will take just a few minutes.
The handset will with 179 grams which makes it a lightweight device. Besides the 64MP main shooter, it will come with an 8MP ultrawide and two 2MP modules likely for macro shooting and depth sensing. Honor will unveil the new smartphone on May 18. Hopefully, the company will disclose more details about its future in the smartphone scene.
For now, it’s unclear whether the device will come with the outdated Android 10-based MagicUI or will finally move to Android 11.