Honor manager announced the release of the new Honor Play smartphone in May
As a stand-alone company, Honor will continue to release products using the same naming and positioning scheme as it did in the days of Huawei. Some of the brand’s most popular smartphones were the Honor Play devices. The company’s product manager said the new Play series smartphones would launch as early as next month.
Wei Xiaolong, Honor’s product manager, bluntly said in his Weibo account that the new Honor Play would be unveiled in May. He did not disclose details about the device, mentioning only that it will boast of support for fast charging. Recall that last year the company introduced the Honor Play 4 and Play 4 Pro, which was fundamentally different devices. If the base Play 4 was a typical “middling” based on the MediaTek Dimensity 5G chipset, then the Play 4 Pro boasted the flagship Kirin 990 5G processor. It is worth mentioning the Play 4T and Play 4T Pro, which was deprived of 5G support.
It is unknown how many smartphones and what class Honor will present in the updated Play series. However, there are high hopes for these devices. With the withdrawal from Huawei’s ownership, standalone Honor has partnered with a wide range of vendors. Thus, the new Honor Play may be the first after introducing US sanctions against Huawei, the brand’s smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon chips, and Google services.