The Huawei Honor Play 9A was unveiled recently, and it is a budget smartphone coming from Huawei’s lineup. The key feature of the phone is its 5000mAh battery, which is 1000mAh higher than Honor 9X and Play 3. But the phone is actually missing the 48MP of both phones.
Huawei Honor Play 9A Features
The Honor Play 9A has a 6.3 inch LCD on the front with 720p+ resolution. Housed in a teardrop notch at the top is an 8MP front-facing camera with 1080p video recording capabilities.
At the back, you will find a 13MP main camera that also shoots video in 1080p. Next to it is a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. You will also find the rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
The Huawei Honor Play 9A is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, which is paired with a 4GB RAM. The phone runs on Android 10 with Magic UI 3.0.1 on top. The phone comes with 64GB of storage by default with an option for 128GB. A standard microSD card can be placed in the dedicated slot to add up to 512GB more.
The 5000mAh battery of the Honor Play 9A charges over an outdated microUSB port and only reaches speeds of 10W. There’s a 3.5mm headphone jack and an FM radio receiver on board too. The phone also features Huawei’s Histen 6.0 audio tech. If you go headphones-free, the loudspeaker (backed by a Smart PA amp) promises 88dB of thumping music
In terms of connectivity, the Play 9A is a dual SIM phone with 4G and VoLTE support. There’s also 2.4GHz Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 5.0 (but no NFC).
Huawei Honor Play 9A Price and Availability
The Huawei Honor Play 9A is available for pre-order at the moment, and it will come in Night Black, Blue Emerald, and Jasper Green colours. The price for the 64GB version goes for CNY 900 ($125 or €115), but you can get the 128GB version for CNY 1,200. Both are available in Night Black, Blue Emerald and Jasper Green. There are no words on its international availability as at when this post was written.