Honor Play 4 and Play 4 Pro Go Official With Liquid-Cooled Processors and Eye-candy Designs

Faisal Rasool

Honor introduced the Honor Play 4 series, featuring the Honor Play 4 and the Honor Play 4 Pro yesterday. And as the rumor mill had predicted, the sub-flagship duo offers 5G connectivity across the board and performance-first builds.


Honor Play 4

The base edition has a giant 6.81” display that’s punched in the corner and delivers an FHD+ resolution. Flip it over to find an iridescent, luminous rear-facing panel that comes in Iceland Phantom, Phantom Blue, and Phantom Night Black colors.


Its quad-camera is arranged in a vertical layout inside a lengthened camera bump. The primary camera uses a 64MP sensor, coupled with an 8MP super-wide-angle lens, and a pair of 2MP macro and depth-assist sensors.


Honor has picked the Dimensity 800 5G chip for the Play 4 and augmented it with ‘VC Liquid Cooling’ and twelve-layer heat dissipation tech. Combined with the processor is a 6GB/8GB + 128GB configuration.

These internals are powered by a 4,300 mAh battery (that supports 22.5W fast charging) and Honor’s Android 10 based MagicUI 3.1.0. It’s retailing for CNY 1,799 (~41,000 PKR).

Honor Play 4 Pro

Oddly enough, the ‘Pro’ edition has the smaller 6.57” IPS LCD FHD+ panel that is punched in a pill-shaped cutout to house the phone’s dual selfie-camera: a 32MP primary camera + an 8MP wide-angle lens. The screen produces an FHD+ resolution and a 386PPI.


It’s offered in Mecha Blue, Icelandic Illusion, and Fantasy Night Black colors. The Mecha Blue stands out owing to its unique, futuristic, almost geometric design.


The camera housing isn’t as oversized as the standard model, and it’s made of a 40MP primary Sony IMX600 camera and an 8MP telephoto camera that allows for up to 3x optical zoom. The setup is OIS and laser autofocus supporting.

The Play 4 Pro runs on the premium Kirin 990 5G chipset and an 8GB + 128GB combo. It also comes equipped with an IR temperature sensor that can take temperatures in a -20C and 100C range. It starts at CNY 2,899 (~67,000 PKR).