Honor has just presented two new phones today, a medium range in the form of Honor 9i and a terminal focused on improving the execution of games in the form of Honor Play. The company has taken advantage of this event to present its ‘GPU Turbo’ technology, which according to the company’s assertions will make use of optimizations in software and hardware to offer better graphics, performance and energy consumption in the Honor Play .
Before going on to detail the characteristics of each of the phones, it is appropriate to talk about this new technology that, according to Honor, increases the efficiency of graphics processing by up to 60% and reduces energy consumption by 30%. The first smartphone to show off this technology inside is the Honor Play , who debuts with technology Turbo GPU to display graphics in HDR quality … even in games other than HDR. In this way it becomes the main alternative to other smartphones for gamers like the Xiaomi Black Shark or the Nubia Red Magic .
In addition to Turbo GPU , he Honor Play comes to market with a 6.3-inch screen with full HD + resolution (1080 x 2280 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19: 9, which makes the famous notch or notch on the screen necessary. The screen-body ratio in the phone is 89% and inside we find the same Kirin 970 with dedicated NPU that we found in the Huawei P20. This time the CPU is accompanied by 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage space that can be extended with a microSD card.
Since it is focused on the execution of games, the smartphone boasts Histen 7.1 sound and sound effects of 3D games that have been improved to provide a quality audiovisual experience. We also have a non-removable 3.750 mAh battery as well as a dual rear camera configuration of 16 MP + 2 MP. On the front we have a 16MP camera with 3D studio lighting and portrait mode support, to get higher quality selfies.
Another of the Honor Play features is the presence of EMUI 8.2 with Android 8 Oreo.
The smartphone is available for sale in black, blue and violet, although it also offers a special edition in black and red with patterned designs on the back. The variant of Honor Pla and 4GB and the variant of 6GB of RAM are priced at 1999 yuan and 2399 yuan respectively (270 and 320 euros), while the special edition, with 6GB of RAM reaches 2499 yuan, about 340 euros .
The smartphone goes on sale next Monday, but it can be booked today.
He Honor 9i also has notch on its 5.84-inch screen with Full HD + resolution and 19: 9 aspect ratio. Like Honor Play, the mobile also comes with GPU Turbo technology, but in this case is driven by the Kirin 659 processor, an 8-core chip flanked by 4GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal memory.
Regarding the multimedia section, the Honor 9i is equipped with a dual camera configuration of 13 MP + 2 MP with PDAF and a portrait mode with blur effects. On the front there is a 16 MP camera with AI functions to make the selfies look better. It also supports Face Unlock, which makes it easier for users to unlock the device with their faces.
He Honor 9i It is completed with a 3,000mAh capacity battery and works with EMUI 8.0 based on Oreo. Its price for the 64 GB version is 1399 yuan (190 euros), while the variant with 128 GB storage reaches 1699 yuan (230 euros).