• 6.57" (2340x1080) P-OLED
  • 8GB
    Snapdragon 778 SoC
    128GB/256GB Storage
  • 50-MP, f/1.9 Rear: 4 Cameras
  • 4300 mAh Huawei Super Fast Charge
  • 6.3" (2340x1080) IPS LCD
  • 4GB/6GB
    Kirin 970 SoC
    64GB Storage
  • 16-MP, f/2.2 Rear: 2 Cameras
  • 3750 mAh Huawei Super Charge 3.0

Specifications Highlights
Product Namenova 9Honor Play
ProductHuawei nova 9 (2021)Honor Play (2018), Price: 399 USD at Amazon
Display6.57" 2340x1080 P-OLED 6.3" 2340x1080 IPS LCD
Rear Camera(s)
  • 50-MP f/1.9 (Primary)
  • 8-MP f/2.2
  • 2-MP f/2.4 +Bokeh Sensor
  • 2-MP f/2.4
  • 27mm 16-MP f/2.2 (Primary)
  • 2-MP f/2.4
Selfie Camera(s)
  • 32-MP f/2
  • 27mm 16-MP f/2
Computing
  • Snapdragon 778 SoC
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB Storage
  • MicroSDXC
  • Kirin 970 SoC
  • 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • MicroSDXC
Battery4300 mAh, Huawei Super Fast Charge3750 mAh, Huawei Super Charge 3.0
DesignIP Rating, 175g (6.2oz), 73.7x160x7.77 mm (2.90 x 6.30 x 0.31 inches)IP Rating, 176g (6.2oz), 74.27x157.9x7.48 mm (2.92 x 6.22 x 0.29 inches)
Price (Market)$399
Price at Launch$380
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Display
Product Namenova 9Honor Play
TypeP-OLEDIPS LCD
Diagonal (inches)6.57"6.3"
Display/Body Ratio89.9%83.1%
Resolution2340x10802340x1080
Sharpness (PPI)392 PPI409 PPI
Features
  • Multitouch
  • Glossy
  • Multitouch
  • Glossy
  • 2.5D
Color Depth30 bit (1,073,741,824 Colors)24 bit (16,777,216 Colors)
Primary Camera
Product Namenova 9Honor Play
Megapixel50-MP16-MP
Aperturef/1.9f/2.2
Focal Length (35mm) 27mm
Sensor SizeLargeSmall
Autofocus Features
  • Phase Detection
  • Contrast
  • Phase Detection
Hardware Features
  • Quad Bayer
  • LED Flash
  • Autofocus
  • HDR Photo
Video Resolutions
  • 2160p/30fps
Battery
Product Namenova 9Honor Play
Battery TypeLi-PolyLi-Poly
Battery Capacity (mAh)4300 mAh3750 mAh
Battery Features
  • Fast Charge
  • Non-Removable
  • Fast Charge
  • Non-Removable
Fast-Charge ProtocolHuawei Super Fast ChargeHuawei Super Charge 3.0
Computing
Product Namenova 9Honor Play
Processor BrandQualcommHiSilicon
Processor NameSnapdragon 778Kirin 970
Processor ModelKirin 970
Processor # Cores88
Main Processor Frequency (GHz)2.4 GHz2.36 GHz
RAM Options8GB4GB/6GB
Internal Storage Options128GB/256GB64GB
Memory Card TypeMicroSDXCMicroSDXC
Operating System + VersionAndroid 8.1
Communications
Product Namenova 9Honor Play
LTE Category (Download)LTE CAT18 1200/211 Mbps
LTE Bands1, 18, 19, 2, 26, 3, 34, 38, 39, 4, 40, 41, 5, 838, 39, 40, 41
Modem Features
  • UMTS
  • EDGE
  • GPRS
  • HSPA+
  • LTE
  • EV-DO A
  • UMTS
  • EDGE
  • GPRS
  • HSPA+
  • LTE
  • EV-DO A
  • TD-SCDMA
  • TD-HSDPA
WiFi Speed
  • a
  • b
  • g
  • n
  • ac
  • a
  • b
  • g
  • n
  • ac
WiFi Features
  • Dual-band
  • Hotspot
  • WiFi Direct
  • Dual-band
  • Hotspot
  • WiFi Direct
Bluetooth VersionBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Features
  • A2DP
  • BT EDR
  • A2DP
  • BT EDR
  • BT LE
NFC Features
  • NFC Supported
Connector TypeUSB Type CUSB Type C
Connector Features
  • USB 2.0
  • USB OTG
  • USB 2.0
  • USB OTG
Sim Card 0
Product Namenova 9Honor Play
NameSIM0SIM0
SIM TypeNano SIMNano SIM
SIM Features
  • 4G
Sim Card 1
Product Namenova 9Honor Play
NameSIM0SIM0
SIM TypeNano SIM/MicroSDNano SIM/MicroSD
Multimedia
Product Namenova 9Honor Play
Audio Features
  • Loudspeaker
  • Loudspeaker
  • 3.5mm Port
Audio Formats
  • AAC
  • 3GA
  • AMR
  • RA
  • AWB
  • FLAC
  • MID
  • MIDI
  • MP3
  • OGA
  • OGG
  • WMA
  • WAV
  • AAC
  • 3GA
  • AMR
  • RA
  • AWB
  • FLAC
  • MID
  • MIDI
  • MP3
  • OGA
  • OGG
  • WMA
  • WAV
Video Formats
  • DIVX
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.265
  • MP4
  • VP8
  • VP9
  • XVID
  • DIVX
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • MPEG-4
  • H.265
  • MP4
  • VP8
  • VP9
  • XVID
Sensors
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Fingerprint
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • BeiDou
  • Galileo
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • BeiDou

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