Announcement. Honor Play 20a - modest Chinese smartphone

Photo Announcement. Honor Play 20a - modest Chinese smartphone

A simple Honor Play 20a smartphone has been spotted in distant China. In the original, its name is written in hieroglyphs - 荣耀畅玩20a. There is another spelling - with "dog" instead of a letter, and even in the form of an index, i.e. like this: 荣耀畅玩20@.

This is a light update of the Honor Play 20 smartphone announced a year and a half ago. We updated the software to a fresh one, did not give a choice in terms of the amount of memory - they left only one modification. And they also replaced the chipset.

There was a Unisoc Tiger T610, now a slightly more recent MediaTek Helio G85. Productivitygrew up a bit. In AnTuTu, I predict 200-250 thousand points.

6 GB RAM. Permanent memory 128 GB. There is support for memory cards.

The screen is simple. IPS-matrix with a diagonal of 6.52 "(103 cm²). The resolution is low, 720x1600 (269 ppi). There is no increased refresh rate.

The battery has a good capacity, 5000 mAh, but there is no fast charging, only the standard 10 W.

It's sad with the cameras. Single front camera with a resolution of 5 MP. The rear camera is dual, 13 + 2 MP.

No NFC module, no 5G. Apparently, there is also no fingerprint scanner. What is unusual and incomprehensibleClearly, there is no dual-band Wi-Fi. As a rule, Helio G85 smartphones have it.

The price is still unknown, but obviously it shouldn't be expensive. The ancestor Honor Play 20 is currently on sale in China for ¥999 (₽7980, $139) for a version with the same amount of memory. I suspect the price will be similar here.

Honor Play 20a (荣耀畅玩20a) key features:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.52", 103 cm², 720x1600, 269 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch 10 touches HardwareMediaTek Helio G85
2 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A75, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G52 MC2 MemoryRAM 6 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile sChildrenLTE
GSM Rechargeable Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, charging 10.00 W Dimensions163.93 x 75.79 x 8.95 mm Weight198 g Rear camera: dual, flash, autofocus
- 13 MP, f/1.8
- 2 MP, depth sensor, f/2.4
front camera: 5 MP, f/2.2, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OS Android 12, Magic UI 6.1 SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Light USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.