Chinese smartphone major Huawei which also recently became the second largest smartphone brand – second only to Samsung – recently announced the launch of a brand new mid-range smartphone called the Huawei P Smart Z. The launch of the Huawei P Smart Z comes after a major leak just last week in which almost all of the specifications of the device came to light. This mid-range device from Huawei is special in that it is the first device from Huawei to feature a pop-up selfie camera. Until now Huawei’s competitors OPPO and VIVO were the brands who were heavily invested into this new-found pop-up camera trend. Huawei, it seems, has decided to jump into the fray. Anyway, let us now take a closer look at the Huawei P Smart Z.
Huawei P Smart Z: Specifications, Features
Key specifications of the Huawei P Smart Z include the large 6.59-inch full view display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels in the 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Thanks to the pop-up selfie camera, the phone does not have a notch. The handset comes powered by the Kirin 710F chipset from HiSilicon and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone also gets a microSD card slot for expanding the storage capacity even further. Thankfully, Huawei has chosen not to include the NM card slot with this mid-range device.
The primary camera on the Huawei P Smart Z uses a 16-megapixel sensor mated to an f/1.8 lens while the secondary camera happens to be a 2-megapixel, f/2.4 depth sensor. The front camera module is enclosed inside a pop-up mechanism and uses a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and support for the new-common face unlock feature. The front camera mechanism, according to the company, has been tested to last over 100,000 cycles and it can withstand 12kg of force. Typical of a modern Huawei device, both the front and rear cameras come with a lot of AI features for scene recognition.
The Huawei P Smart Z also gets a large 4,000 mAh battery which should provide great battery life. At this time it is not confirmed if the device supports any form of fast charging. We expect Huawei to ship the phone with a fast charger, though. The Huawei P Smart Z also gets a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and uses a USB Type-C port for wired connectivity. As for as the software is concerned, the device runs the newest version of EMUI 9.0 atop an Android 9 Pie core.
Huawei P Smart Z: Pricing and availability
Although the handset has been officially announced for some markets in Europe, availability remains sketchy at this point. In Italy, it seems the handset will only go on sale in the next two months. The Huawei P Smart Z also gets an affordable price tag in Europe which hovers around the 280 Euro mark. This would translate to INR 21,000 without duties and other tariffs. At this point, we are unsure if the Huawei P Smart Z would ever make it to India.
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