Honor has a new killer midrange phone in its arsenal with the new Play 5 Youth.

The new Honor Play 5 Youth boasts a specs sheet with amped up numbers. For starters, it has a large 6.67-inch screen with a fluid 120Hz refresh rate.


It’s then powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 900 octa-core processor that consists of two Cortex-A78 performance cores and six Cortex-A55 efficiency cores. Like a lot of phones today, it has virtual RAM expansion technology that borrows up to 2GB of space from the storage to increase the 8GB of RAM for an extra performance boost.

Honor also introduced GPU Turbo X for extra graphics power when playing games.


Another big feature is the ultra-fast 66W charger, which can apparently fuel its 4,300mAh battery to 50% in only 15 minutes. It also has a larger square glass on the back that houses a 64-megapixel main camera and a depth sensor.. On the front there’s a pill-shaped punch-hole, which is weird since it only houses a single selfie camera.

The device ships with Android 11-based Magic UI 4.2 out of the box. Since it’s coming out in China first, it wouldn’t come with Google Mobile Services, but the global version (if ever there’s one) may have it.


That said, the Honor Play 5 Youth starts at CNY1,799 (around Php14,300) for the 8GB/128GB model and CNY1,999 (around Php15,900) for the 8GB/256GB. It’s now up for pre-order in China and will go on sale on November 1.

Honor Play 5 Youth Specs

  • Android 11, Magic UI 4.2
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2376 x 1080 pixel resolution, 391ppi
  • 2.4GHz MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM, +2GB via virtual RAM expansion
  • Mali-G68 MC4 GPU
  • 128GB/256GB internal storage, non-expandable
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 64-megapixel (f/1.9, PDAF) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Headphone jack, Single loudspeaker
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 161.8 x 74.7 x 8.5mm
  • Weight: 192g
  • Colors: Black, Blue
  • 4,300mAh non-removable battery, 66W fast charging

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