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The Honor Play 4 series will launch on June 3, 2020

Honor's Play 4 launch teaser. (Source: Weibo)
Honor's Play 4 launch teaser. (Source: Weibo)
The Honor Play 4 series is thought to have a flagship that will rock the premium-grade Kirin 990 SoC. Newer leaks suggest that its vanilla counterpart will have a MediaTek Dimensity 800 processor. However, these theories will not be confirmed until its June 2020 debut event.

Honor has announced that it will introduce new additions to its Play series of smartphones on June 3, 2020. The 4 and 4 Pro are currently rumored to be 5G devices with premium features such as punch-hole displays. This may have been confirmed in part by a new listing with the telecomms regulator TENAA.

It is for a phone called the TNNH-AN00, thought to be the upcoming Play 4. Its new certification shows it has 4GB to 8GB of RAM and 64GB to 256GB of internal storage (which may reinforce the idea that it is the non-Pro variant). It also has a 6.81-inch FHD display with a singular 16MP punch-hole front-facing camera. 

This phone has rear 64+8+2+2MP cameras and the 5G connectivity that is almost obligatory in mid-rangers at this point in 2020. It runs on a processor clocked at 2.0GHz. These specs hint at the MediaTek Dimensity 800 which, according to a Digital Chat Station leak, is in fact what the Play 4 will incorporate.

This possibility will put it up against the new Enjoy Z from Honor's parent company Huawei. However, the upcoming Play variant has yet to exhibit any hint of a high display refresh rate, an aspect in which the new Z may be the better phone.

As for the 4 Pro, there are far fewer indications as to its own specs. However, a placeholder retail listing for it on Vmall does show that it appears to have a dual punch-hole selfie camera and interestingly patterned rear panels.

The "Honor Play 4" on TENAA. (Source: TENAA via IndiaShopps)
The "Honor Play 4" on TENAA. (Source: TENAA via IndiaShopps)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-05-28 (Update: 2020-05-28)