Honor has just announced it on the Chinese social media platform, Weibo, that the brand will be launching the Honor Play 9A smartphone in the country on March 30, 2020. This will also be the smartphone’s first appearance anywhere in the world. The announcement post on Weibo is accompanied by a teaser image, which has a silhouette of the device. And it suggests that the Honor Play 9A will have a display with extremely thin bezels. The silhouette of the device also has a lightning mark inside it, which could either mean that it will have a powerful processor or it could mean that the device will have fast charging capabilities.
Honor Play 9A Specifications We Know So Far
Going by the name, it looks like the Honor Play 9A will come as a successor to the Honor Play 8A that was launched in January 2019. Fortunately for us, a few key specifications of the Honor Play 9A have been leaked, thanks to its appearance on TENAA and a report from Pricebaba. The listing on the Chinese certification website reveals that the Honor Play 9A will have a 6.3-inch display with HD+ resolution, a 4900mAh battery, and a 10W charging speed. On the other hand, the report from Pricebaba reveals that the Honor Play 9A will have Helio P35 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB and 128GB storage options, a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup at the rear, an 8MP front-facing camera, and Android 10 US with Magic UI 3.0 on top.
The device is unlikely to come with Google Play Services as Google is not allowed to deal with Huawei due to tensions going on between the US and China. On a side note, Honor’s parent company, Huawei, is going to launch new smartphones in its flagship smartphone lineup — the P-series – on Mar. These smartphones are expected to come with the cutting-edge camera hardware. What do you think about Honor’s and Huawei’s upcoming smartphones? Do let us know in the comments section below.