Honor is about to launch one of the most exciting phones of the year for people who value their bank balance as much as advanced technology. It is the honor to play.
We have already met the phone personally and if you are a gamer, a demanding user or just someone after a high-end model that does not cost a package, you have to pay attention.
The phone is about to get a full global launch at the IFA Technology Fair in Berlin – and Honor has another secret to reveal. And you can view it from your computer.
To get the low-down, you tune in to the Honor live stream of the launch. You can watch it, drum roll, here.
Honor will stream the event from YouTube and the video below will be live today at 13:00.
Why would you care about this phone? The Honor Play has made all the essential elements of a phone for enthusiasts like us. First, it has a large 6.3-inch screen that, thanks to an ultra-long 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, you will not get rid of your fingers just to hold the thing.
The Honor Play is also amazingly as powerful as some of the most celebrated phones of the year. It uses the same CPU as the impressive Huawei P20 Pro, an octa-core Kirin 970. That is serious power.
There is also a GPU Turbo optimization inside, which maximizes performance in games to ensure that the most demanding 3D titles are displayed as a dream.
Honor has even devised a 4D "Smart Shock" game mode. Because of this, the vibrating motor of the Honor Play reacts to the on-screen action in games, including PUBG. Smart Shock is like the drone function of a console gamepad.
Finally, a large 3750 mAh battery lasts up to 1.5 days. The Honor Play is a bit of a dream phone.
More secrets to share
But why should we tune in to the launch if we already know the vital characteristics? Two of the most important statistics are missing – plus that revealing mystery is something that you will notice more.
How much does the Honors game cost and when can we get it? This is what we want, what we do need, know.
If some rivals have released such a phone, you would expect it to cost a lot. Very much. However, Honor has a history of making super-powerful phones like this, accessible to an audience that traditionally simply would not have been able to pay for models at this level.
The Honor 10 and Honor 9 Lite are two of the best examples of this in action that you can buy today. For only $ 460 / £ 369.99, the Honor 10 can challenge some of the most expensive phones. And the Honor 9 Lite gives you a Full HD + resolution screen for less than $ 190 / £ 150.
Honor performs small miracles, and we hope for more of the same magic on 30 August. The Honor Play ends up somewhere between those two phones in terms of its specification. We can not wait to see exactly where the prize will land.
Make sure you come back to this page at 13:00 BST to see if Honor Play should be your next phone.