Honor officially launches the budget Honor Play 3e

Earlier this month, Honor launched Honor Play 3 smartphone in China and a piece of new information showing that an official mini version of the device was also on its way to the market. Now, the Honor Play 3e has officially launched, carrying with it a rather nice design, some decent specs, and a pretty great price tag to boot.

When it comes to specs, the Honor Play 3e is decidedly a budget device. It features a 5.71-inch display with a 1520×720 resolution. The device runs on a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset along with, 2/3GB of RAM and 32/64GB internal storage configurations. A big new selling point for the device is the expandable SD card slot, which takes cards of up to 512GB.

For the camera, the phone has a single 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture. It runs on the EMUI 9.1 skin, based on Android Pie out-of-the-box. On the battery front, the phone is fueled by a 3020mAh battery unit, which is more than enough for a mid-range phone like this.

The connectivity features on the phone include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, GLONASS,3.5mm audio jack, dual-SIM and micro USB port. Of particular note is that the sim and SD card tray have three slots, which means you don’t have to choose between a second sim card and a microSD card with the Honor Play 3e.

Honor Play 3e uses a dual color design with gradient finishes, and comes in three color options – Black, Gold and Blue. When it comes to pricing, the Honor Play 3e with 2GB+32GB goes for 699 yuan ($99), while the 3GB+64GB variant goes for 899 yuan ($127). It’s available for purchase through VMall and all other major Chinese eCommerce sites.