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Honor Play smartphone promises 4D gaming experience

The new Honor Play gets AI capabilities that supposedly boost the gaming experience. (Source: Huawei)
The new Honor Play gets AI capabilities that supposedly boost the gaming experience. (Source: Huawei)
Huawei seems to be ready to join the gaming smartphone craze with its upcoming Honor Play model. The latest smartphone teaser posted by the Chinese company on Weibo emphasizes the AI functionalities that should bring a "groundbreaking" 4D gaming experience. However, it looks like the Honor Play might have been spotted at TENAA, but the specs are mid-range at best.

Since all the Chinese OEMs have to run all their new mobile devices through the TENAA certification and the details are posted online, some important specs are leaked ahead of any official announcements. This also had to happen for the mysterious Honor Play smartphone from Huawei that seems to have recently paid TENAA a visit under the LLD-AL30 codename.

The official release for the Honor Play is scheduled for June 6, as mentioned in an official teaser, which emphasizes the concept of a “groundbreaking” 4D gaming experience. The teaser features an AI logo, which is supposed to denote that the 4D gaming tech is powered through AI functions. As with the Honor 10, the AI will also be enabling some camera features related to facial recognition.

The TENAA description of the LLD-AL30 model includes information about a 5.84-inch display with 2280 x 1080 resolution, along with a camera setup featuring a 16 MP selfie shooter and a 13 MP + 2 MP rear setup. Moreover, the 4 GB of RAM are indicative of a mid-range model, while the storage options are limited to 32 GB or 128 GB, with the possibility to extend the capacity through the microSD slot. There is a 2900 mAh battery as well, and the device renders provided in the TENAA file reveal a striking similarity to the Honor View 10.

It would be interesting to see what the 4D gaming experience brings to the market, even though the specs don’t really seem to allow for anything “groundbreaking.”  Of course, there is always the possibility that these might not be the final specs for the Honor Play at all, and the device could be more in line with Xiaomi’s Black Shark.

Front view (Source: TENAA)
Front view (Source: TENAA)
Rear view (Source: TENAA)
Rear view (Source: TENAA)
Side view (Source: TENAA)
Side view (Source: TENAA)
Official teaser announcing the June 6 reveal (Source: Weibo)
Official teaser announcing the June 6 reveal (Source: Weibo)

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-05-29 (Update: 2018-05-29)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.