Honor Play is Huawei’s one of the best-selling smartphone, thanks to the high-end specs it offers at a competitive price tag. The device also seen a boost in the sale when the company announced that it will be among the first Huawei phone to get the latest Android 9.0 Pie firmware. In fact, the Chinese smartphone giant has already started rolling out Android 9 Pie beta firmware to selective users.
One of the best features Android 9.0 Pie brings is the Gesture-based Navigation system which replaces the regular Home, Recents and Back buttons. While the Honor Play is expected to get the feature along with the Android Pie update, but it seems Huawei doesn’t want the users to wait that long. That’s the reason Huawei has started rolling out a new firmware update which brings this Gesture feature. It can be enabled by going to System Navigation under System settings.
Apart from this, the latest Honor Play firmware update with build 126.96.36.199 also brings WeChat fingerprints payments support, fixes WLAN issues, system improvements, and other bug fixes. The update is pushed via OTA for model number COR-AL00, which is a Chinese variant. The global variant COR-AL10 is also expected to get the same update soon.
The EMUI 188.8.131.52 will also introduce some camera optimisations, resulting in better photo effects and consequently, better pictures. The new update is currently being pushed out gradually.
To remind you, the Honor Play flaunts a 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 970 octa-core SoC coupled with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU and 4GB/ 6GB of RAM. It comes in 64GB and 256GB storage variants, runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI on top, and packs a 3750mAh battery. The cameras of the device includes a 16MP + 2MP shooter on the rear and a 16MP sensor on the front.