Huawei has silently launched the affordable mid-ranger, Huawei P Smart Z, in Europe. Which is a little surprising since the P Smart Z is Huawei’s first smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera which makes it join the ranks of Oppo and Vivo. Huawei claims the P Smart Z’s pop-up selfie mechanism has been designed to last 100,000 cycles and can handle 12kg force – which is reassuring since movable parts in a smartphone are prone to wear and tear.
The P Smart Z continues Huawei’s signature gradient finish design although the company is using a unique dual tone scheme on this one – the phone will be available in midnight black, emerald green and sapphire blue. There’s a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication and USB Type-C for charging and data syncing.
In terms of core specs, the Huawei P Smart Z comes with a 6.59-inch TFT LCD display with a 1080p+ resolution. The phone is powered by Huawei’s in-house Kirin 710F processor paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage which is also expandable. The dual-SIM phone runs Android Pie-based EMUI 9 and packs a 4,000mAh battery under the hood.
On to the optics, the Huawei P Smart Z comes with dual rear cameras consisting of one 16MM sensor and another 2MP sensor for depth sensing aka portrait photography. It has a 16MP pop-up selfie camera.
Huawei has launched the P Smart Z in Italy for a price of Euros 280 which roughly translates to Rs 22,000 – there's no word when (and if) Huawei will bring the P Smart Z to global markets including India.
In other news, Huawei recently launched two new affordable phones, aka the Enjoy 9S and Enjoy 9E, in China – Huawei had also launched the Tablet M5 Youth Edition alongside. All the three devices are China-exclusives for now. The Huawei Enjoy 9S, which the more premium of the two, comes with three rear cameras consisting of one 24MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle sensor and a 2MP sensor for depth sensing. On the front, the Huawei Enjoy 9S comes with an 8MP camera.