64bit is all the rage when it comes to smartphones these days. Apple pioneered it with the release of last year’s Iphone 5S and Android is set to catch up this year with the release of “Android L” . Even though manufacturers like Huawei are able to release 64bit smartphones, Android operating system itself doesn’t support 64bit computing just yet. Current limitation of Android hasn’t stopped Huawei from releasing 64bit phones to the public as Huawei unveiled their newest budget Android smartphone named “Huawei Honor Play 4″ today and its set to go on sale tomorrow.
Honor Play 4 is a mid range smartphone featuring Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 410 processor which is capable of both 32bit and 64bit computing. Snapdragon 410 processor inside Honor Play 4 is a quad core ARM Cortex A53 clocked at 1.2Ghz and equipped with 1GB of RAM. Adreno 306 GPU powers the 720P 5inch IPS LCD of Honor Play 4.
Model name – Huawei Honor Play 4
OS – Android 4.4.3 / EMUI 2.3
Processor – Snapdragon 410 Quad Core 1.2Ghz (28nm,64bit,Cortex A53))
GPU – Adreno 306 320Mhz
Display – 5inch 720P IPS LCD
RAM – 1GB
Storage – 8GB built in / MicroSD slot
Camera – 8MP primary , 2MP front
Connectivity – 4G LTE Cat 4, NFC, Dual SIM dual standby, WiFi b/g/n
Battery – 2000mAh non removable
Dimensions – 142.95mm × 72mm × 8.5mm
Honor Play 4 is set to go on sale for just around $130 tomorrow 23rd on Huawei’s own Vmall Chinese store and its destined for China telecom only for now. We don’t have information yet about the availability outside China but you might be able to import one from there and use it overseas if you would want to. Huawei might update the devices Android 4.4.3 OS to Android L when its available to grant the full advantage of 64bit computing. Don’t expect much of a speed difference just because this processor supports 64bit computing, but power consumption will be lower due to ARM Cortex A53 instruction set and it will run cooler. For the price of $130 we really can’t complain but Huawei too have nearly same price alternatives such as Honor 3C if you are stuck at making a choice.
More information and official photos are available at Huawei Vmall store (Chinese) – http://goo.gl/PuhHsS