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Huawei Honor Play shoots for gamers

The very affordable Honor Play will let gamers have fun on the cheap.

Aloysius Low
Aloysius Low is a Senior Editor at CNET covering mobile and Asia. Based in Singapore, he loves playing Dota 2 when he can spare the time and is also the owner-minion of two adorable cats.
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Meet the Huawei Honor Play, an affordable phone designed for gamers from the Chinese company's sub-brand, Honor. It will come with GPU Turbo, a feature that lets it perform 60 percent better and use 30 percent less power. 

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I tried playing PUGB Mobile on it and the game ran great. Winner winner chicken dinner!

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Besides being a gaming phone, the Play is quite a looker, and if you find it familiar, no, it's not that it looks like the iPhone X (which it does) but also because it resembles the Huawei Nova 3i.

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The phone has a rear fingerprint sensor and dual 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel camera, with the 2-megapixel camera used as a depth sensor.

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The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo but with Huawei's EMUI 8.2 over it.

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The phone is pretty thin, as you can see. 

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Yes, there's a 3.5mm audio jack. And it has a USB Type-C port.

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The rear cameras are powered by Huawei's AI, which features scene recognition and 3D portrait lighting.

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The phone will come in four colors: blue, violet, black and a special Player Edition that comes in red or black.

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