The Honor Play is a mid-range gamer’s phone, built for high performance on a budget. The best part is that the “mid-range” part of the description relates to the price tag more than the Honor Play specs. The Honor Play release date was June 6 in China, August 6 in India, and was launched globally at IFA 2018. Among some expensive competition, the Honor Play is priced to please in a suddenly burgeoning niche of the market: gaming phones.
Honor Play price
At IFA 2018, Honor president George Zhao confirmed that the Honor Play will be priced at 349 euros for the European market and 279 pounds in the U.K. for the base 4GB RAM model (no word on the 6GB RAM variant).
The phone will come in Navy Blue, Midnight Black, and Ultra Violet, although the latter won’t be available in the U.K. The snazzier Player Edition Red or Player Edition Black (pictured above) colorways, meanwhile, are slightly more expensive and will go for 349 euros.
In China and India, the Honor Play comes in two variants, one with 4GB of RAM and another with 6GB of RAM, although both share the same internal storage capacity of 64GB. It comes in Navy Blue or Midnight Black, as well as the special Player Editions.
- Honor Play 4GB price: 19,999 rupees (~$291) / 1,999 yuan
- Honor Play 6GB price: 23,999 rupees (~$349) / 2,399 yuan
Honor Play availability
You can pick up the Honor Play in U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Russia, and Spain through the official HiHonor online store via the buttons below. At the time of writing, the regular model comes with a free 64GB MicroSD card. The Player Edition is also currently exclusive to Germany and Spain and comes with a free 360-degree camera or Bluetooth earbuds, respectively.
The Honor Play has been available in India for some time now, but it can currently only be bought through flash sales on Amazon India or through Honor’s Indian website. Flash sales happen quickly, so you need to be fast. The next flash sale on Honor’s website is scheduled for August 28 at 12 noon and via Amazon on August 29 at 12 noon.
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