Honor's latest mid-range 5G phone can also measure body temperature
Chinese tech giant Huawei's sub-brand Honor has launched its Play 4 and Play 4 Pro smartphones. Both the handsets offer a punch-hole design, multiple cameras, 5G support and mid-tier hardware. The company has also introduced a Play 4 Pro variant with a built-in infrared (IR) sensor to measure body temperature. Notably, this can be a pretty useful feature during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Honor Play 4 Pro sports an edge-to-edge screen with a dual punch-hole cut-out for the front cameras. It bears a 6.57-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) TFT display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. It is powered by an octa-core Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 990 chipset, coupled with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,200mAh battery which supports 40W fast-charging.
The Play 4 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup comprising a 40MP (f/1.8) primary sensor and an 8MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens. Meanwhile, the variant with an additional IR sensor offers an accuracy of 0.1-degree Celsius. On the front, there is a 32MP+8MP dual-lens camera.
The Honor Play 4 has a punch-hole design and sports a noticeable bottom bezel. It has a 6.81-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) TFT screen with a side-mounted fingerprint authenticator. Under the hood, it gets an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800 processor, paired with up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 4,300mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging support.
The smartphone has a quad rear camera setup including a 64MP (f/1.89) primary sensor, an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP (f/2.4) depth camera, and another 2MP (f/2.4) sensor. On the front, it sports a single 16MP snapper for clicking selfies.
The Play 4 costs CNY 1,799 (Rs. 19,100) for the 6GB/128GB model, while its 8GB/128GB variant is priced at CNY 1,999 (Rs. 21,200). It will go on sale in China starting June 12. Meanwhile, the 8GB/128GB Pro model costs CNY 2,899 (Rs. 30,800), while the IR sensor variant is priced at CNY 2,999 (Rs. 31,800). It will be available from June 9.