As promised, HONOR introduces three new Smartphones – HONOR Play5, HONOR Play5T, and HONOR Play5T Vitality Edition. These Smartphones are quite different, where the Play5 5G takes the lead as the main competitor here.
While the HONOR Play5T Vitality Edition is just an extension of the HONOR Play5T, with major differences such as the display, camera, processor, and one major similarity, the battery.
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Unveiling the HONOR Play5 5G, you get a 9.6mm slim flagship looking Smartphone, weighing 179g, and comes in Titanium Silver, Midnight Black, and Icelandic Fantasy colors options.
It features a 6.53-inch 1080 pixels FHD+ OLED display with DCI-P3 wide color gamut, it is HDR10 certified and uses the traditional 60Hz refresh rate. It features an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The company plastered four cameras on the rear panel, a primary 64-megapixels shooter with f/1.9 lens, secondary 8-megapixels ultrawide camera, and dual 2-megapixels lens with f/2.4 lens for macro shots and depth data.
Inside the waterdrop notch display is a 16-megapixels front camera with an f/2.0 lens. As expected, the cameras are equipped with special camera features that provide incredible shots on both front and back.
Connectivity options are 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS, and support NFC. It comes with Dual SIM, and instead of a 3.5mm audio jack, it uses USB Type-C Audio.
Powering this device is a MediaTek Dimensity 800U (MT6873V) 7nm processor with its Cortex-A76 CPU clocking at 2.4GHz and 2GHz Cortex-A55 CPU. It runs on Android 11 OS with Magic UI 4.0 skin on top with no Google Play Services.
It is available in 8GB RAM in either 128GB / 256GB internal storage. It sports a 3800mAh battery with 66W SuperCharge fast charging through USB Type-C that can charge the device from 0 to 100% in just 35 minutes.
The HONOR Play5 8GB RAM / 128GB storage goes for 2099 yuan ($326) and the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version costs 2299 yuan ($357). For availability, you can easily order but will open sales in China begin from May 26.
Alongside the Play5, HUAWEI’s HONOR brand also launched the Play5T as a budgeted 4G phone in the company’s Play5 series. It is available in Titanium Silver, Aurora Blue, and Midnight Black color options.
It sports a 6.517-inch with 720 pixels HD+ LCD screen, which moves the fingerprint from the in-screen to the rear panel. It is 8.95mm thick, weighs 198g, and comes with a waterdrop notch display.
Offering a 5-megapixels front camera, and dual rear camera setup, a primary 13-megapixels camera with f/1.9 lens and 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. It features a 3.5mm audio jack.
Play5T is powered by an Octa-core Unisoc T610 chipset with its CPUs Cortex-A75 and 6x Cortex-A55 clocking at 1.8GHz processor count. It sports ARM Mali-G52 MP2 GPU and comes in a single 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage.
It runs on Android 10 OS with Magic UI 4.0, and the connectivity includes Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS. It sports a 5000mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging through USB Type-C.
For availability, the HONOR Play5T will go on sale in China starting from June 1st with pre-orders starting from May 24th. While the single variant, 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage goes for 1199 yuan ($186).
HONOR Play5T Vitality Edition
Offering a 6.6-inch 720 pixels HD+ LCD screen, the Play5T Vitality Edition is slightly larger than the vanilla version. It is 9.2mm thick, weighs 191g, and comes in Aurora Blue and Midnight Black color options.
It is powered by 2.3GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) 12nm Processor with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It comes in 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, which support memory expansion up to 2TB through a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
Identical to the Play5T, the 13-megapixels primary lens and 2-megapixels depth sensor are still there, but there is an additional 2-megapixels macro lens and a bigger 8-megapixels front-facing camera sensor also.
It runs Android 10 with Magic UI 4.0, features Dual SIM, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.1, and GPS as its connectivity features.
The Play5T Vitality Edition sports a 5000mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging support through USB Type-C. The single variant costs 1299 yuan ($202) and will later be available for order in China.