The HONOR Play 40C made a subtle entrance in China carrying entry-level specs much like its predecessor.

With the HONOR Play 40C, you’re getting a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Plus processor, mated to a generous 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. There’s a 5,200mAh battery, which is slightly bigger than what most phones have, but only charges via the 10W adapter.


On the front, we have the usual 6.56-inch LCD display but only with an HD+ pixel resolution. It does have a 90Hz refresh rate and 90Hz touch sampling for better responsiveness, especially in games.

For the cameras, we only have a 5-megapixel sensor on the front and a single 13-megapixel shooter on the back with an LED flash. It ships with an Android 13-based on HONOR‘s MagicOS 7.1 user interface.


The HONOR Play 40C, in its sole 6GB/128GB configuration, has a price of CNY899 (~Php6,800) in China. No word yet if it’s coming to the global market like the Philippines.

HONOR Play 40C Specs

  • Android 13, MagicOS 7.1
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.56-inch HD+ IPS display, 1612 x 720 pixel resolution, 269ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate, 90Hz touch sampling
  • 70% NTSC color gamut
  • 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+ 5G octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • Adreno 619 GPU
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, LED flash
  • Loudspeaker
  • Hi-Res audio, Hi-Res wireless
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 163.32 x 75.07 x 8.35mm
  • Weight: 188g
  • Colors: Ink Jade Green, Sky Blue, Magic Night Black
  • 5,200mAh non-removable battery, 10W charging

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