Honor may have had all eyes on the Honor 10 launch, but that isn’t the only new smartphone it has introduced to the market; at least as far as China is concerned. The Honor Play 7 is a budget phone that features an 18:9 display with a very low sticker price.
The phone boasts some impressive specs for its price point. The 18:9 5.45-inch 1440 x 720 FullView display is an IPS panel, but that is good considering the price. It features a MediaTek MT6739 chipset, paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, and microSD expansion.
There is also dual SIM support with additional support for WorldMode LTE, Dual SIM, Dual VoLTE modem, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE and GPS. Finally, there is an FM tuner on the phone. Something that is rarely talked about these days.
Imaging is handled by the rear 13MP camera with PDAF and LED flash; selfies are done using a 5MP sensor, complete with its own flash. Powering everything is a 3020mAh battery – although no news if it has any fast-charging support.
The Honor Play 7 is available from May 22 in three colours – Blue, Gold and Black. The sticker price for the phone is CNY 599 (RM 373). This could be the contender for value-for-money smartphone if it ever leaves China.