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HONOR Play 4T Pro is HONOR’s first mid-range smartphone with an OLED display!

by Vyncent ChanApril 10, 2020
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Now while you might think, what’s the big hoo-haa about an OLED display in a mid-range? The Xiaomi Mi 9T offers that. Samsung has been doing that for quite a while now. It’s probably nothing big for everyone else, but for HONOR, the HONOR Play 4T Pro is their first model aside from the HONOR Magic series to come with an OLED display. Even their recent flagships, the HONOR 20 and V30 series, don’t come with an OLED panel, just to give you an idea of how big a deal this is.

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Aside from the 6.3″ FHD+ OLED display, the HONOR Play 4T Pro also comes with a number of other great features. For starters, there’s an under-display fingerprint scanner, enabled by the jump to OLED panels. In addition to that, there’s a Kirin 810 chipset under the hood mated to up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. It’s not the latest Kirin 820 5G in the HONOR 30S, but it is still one formidable mid-range chipset, as we saw in the HONOR 9X Pro.

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Meanwhile for the cameras you get a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor on the back, and a 16MP selfie camera sitting in a little notch. The battery in the HONOR Play 4T Pro is a sizable 4000 mAh but HONOR managed to keep the thickness down to just 7.75 mm and the weight at a minimal 165 grams. Here are the full specs of the Play 4T Pro:

HONOR Play 4T Pro Specs

  • Kirin 810, octa-core @ 2.27 GHz, 7nm FinFET
  • Up to 8GB RAM
  • 128GB storage (support NM card expansion)
  • 6.3″ FHD+ OLED display
  • 48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 16MP f/2.0 selfie camera
  • 4000 mAh battery, 22.5W fast charge
  • 6GB + 128GB: 1499 CNY (~RM922)
    8GB + 128GB: 1699 CNY (~RM1045)

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The HONOR Play 4T Pro is pretty affordable for a device with the Kirin 810, although you can probably just opt for the HONOR 9X Pro which is just RM999 but with double the storage. Of course, you don’t get the OLED display, but the LCD panel in the HONOR 9X Pro isn’t too shabby. You can get the HONOR Play 4T Pro in three colors, Midnight Black, Emerald Green and Icelandic Frost.

HONOR Play 4T

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Meanwhile if you want an even more affordable option, there’s also the HONOR Play 4T. The HONOR Play 4T is a far cry from the Pro variant, with a Kirin 710A, a 6.39″ HD+ LCD display. There’s still a 48MP main camera with a 2MP depth sensor, so you should still get an acceptable photography experience out of the HONOR Play 4T. The following are the HONOR Play 4T’s specifications:

HONOR Play 4T Specs

  • Kirin 710A, octa-core up to 2.2 GHz, 12nm
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage (expandable via microSD)
  • 6.39″ IPS LCD display, HONOR AllView Display
  • 48MP f/1.8 + 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • 4000 mAh battery, 10W charging (microUSB)
  • 1199 CNY (~RM738)

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The HONOR Play 4T is available in Emerald Green and Midnight Black, and it is essentially a basic entry-level device. Pre-orders for both the HONOR Play 4T and Play 4T Pro will start on 14th April on HONOR’s official Vmall online sales channel, with availability set to commence on 21st April.

Pokdepinion: The HONOR Play 4T Pro seems like an interesting mid-range device.. But I wonder why are all the new HONOR Play devices such a far cry from the original HONOR Play.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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