Huawei’s P Smart 2020 could launch with Google’s apps and services

Huawei P Smart 2019

Huawei’s set to launch a 2020 version of its P Smart mid-range smartphone according to a listing on a Dutch retail site.

Spotted by WinFuture, the listing suggests the phone is a reskin of the 2019 version complete with the 6.21-inch 2340×1080 LCD screen, a Kirin 710F chipset, and a 3400mAh battery.

This also means the inclusion of a headphone jack, NFC, and a rear capacitive fingerprint sensor.

Also at the rear, a 12MP camera joins a 2MP depth sensor. Up front, there’s a notch that houses an 8MP selfie camera.

If you haven’t noticed, that’s pretty much the same specs you’ll find on the 2019 P Smart bar additional RAM and internal storage. The 2020 version gets 4GB of RAM and 128GB of persistent storage.

In the past few months, Huawei reskinned a number of its old devices with new colours and bolstered RAM and storage figures that allowed it to keep Google Mobile Services. That seems to be the case with this phone too.

That does mean the 2020 P Smart will remain on Android 9.0 Pie and EMUI 9.1, but perhaps it’s worth the sacrifice?

In terms of price, Dutch retailer Belsimpel lists the phone at 199. There’s no word on when it’ll be available to purchase.

Feature image: Huawei P Smart 2019, by Huawei

Andy Walker, former editor


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