Honor has announced that its new gaming smartphone, Honor Play will be open for pre-orders at the “Game with the Brave’ event—in partnership with SM Cyberzone—at SM City Fairview on Saturday, August 11, 2018. The Honor Play will be available on Lazada, Shopee, and stores nationwide, starting August 13, 2018, for P15,990.

 The Honor Play was designed specifically for every casual and hardcore mobile gamers’ needs by promising to deliver an optimum, high-end performance. It will be available in the Philippines in black and blue, with a RAM of 4GB, and with up to 64GB expandable storage via microSD card slot up to 256GB.

With the GPU Turbo technology and Kirin 970 flagship chipset, the Honor Play increases graphics processing for your gaming experience. The GPU Turbo is an integrated hardware-software graphics processing acceleration technology that reconstructs the traditional graphics processing framework at the lower layer system, improving the efficiency of GPU graphics processing and user gaming experience.

In addition to its internal software and hardware, the Honor Play has a 6.3” FullView Display, and promises an extended battery-life.

This gaming device is AI-enabled for total immersion. The 4D gaming experience includes not only graphics and 3D audio effects, but AI vibration that has been driven by the AI capability, customized for games and matched to gameplay modes and scenarios—to deliver the truly immersive mobile gaming experience to gamers.

  • AI 4D Smart Shock. The AI real-time image and audio recognition will vibrate in 30 different scenarios according to the direction of approaching enemies and gunfire in selected games, and you will feel the kickback as you pull the trigger. 4D AI vibration and in-game notification mute can be switch on in gaming assistant and covers 30 different gameplay scenarios and 10 modes and weaponry options.
  • AI 3D surround sound. Histen 3D audio technology offers an ultra-wide 3D sound field for gamers. This virtual surround sound offers a cinematic experience with three modes: near, front, and wide. This is supported by both wire earphones and headphones with 3D stereo effect.

The Honor Play likewise has more features that are suitable for anyone looking for value in the mid-range market:

  • The AI-enabled dual rear camera boasts a 16MP+2MP camera that auto-identifies scene types and thus adjusts the camera settings accordingly, even regulating exposure and the color after the shot was taken to ensure the perfect image. Being able to recognize 22 objects and 500+ scenarios in real-time the AI Motion Detection and Image Stabilization function enables a stable and sharp photo every time.
  • Honor Smart Gallery is another innovation of the Honor Play to identify the characters and scenes in each photo, and create a tag for each group. You can also search for photos in the gallery using keywords like a search engine. Through a range of pre-installed applications, photos in the smart gallery can also be grouped and generated into music videos while adding AR gestures, make-up, and backgrounds.  


Exclusive Pre-Order Promotion and Availability Information:

Pre-Order Location Date of Pre-order Mechanics and Free Gift
‘Game with the Brave’ Event

SM City Fairview

August 11, 2018  

  • Consumers to go to the Honor Play Event at SM City Fairview and pay a down-payment of P1,000.
  • Consumers to select a preferred PC Express branch to claim their Honor Play with JBL Clip 2 starting August 13, by presenting their claim stub and receipt.


Honor Play Store List Nationwide
Metro Manila·        SM City North Edsa – Mediabox

·        SM Megamall – PCX Mobile

·        SM Mall of Asia – PC Express

·        Ayala Malls Trinoma – Sienna Mobile

·        Market! Market! – PC Express

·        Robinsons Place Manila – MegaOne

North Luzon

·        SM City Clark – Gentext

·        SM City Olongapo – Mobile Extras

·        SM City Tarlac – Digital Tunnel

South Luzon

·        SM City Calamba – Greentelcom

·        SM City Lipa – Greentelcom

·        SM City Lucena – Greentelcom

·        SM City Batangas – Presnet

·        Robinsons Place Lipa – Skywaves

·        Waltermart Tanauan – Presnet



·        SM City Cebu- Aerophone

·        SM City Iloilo – Aerophone

·        Robinsons Tacloban – Cellcom


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