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The Huawei P smart 2021 has just launched in South Africa, bringing a new entry-level smartphone to the market.
The smartphone features impressive hardware such as a 5000mAh battery and 48MP quad-camera setup.
But what else should you know about the device?
We’ve answered the most common questions South Africans have about the smartphone…
Huawei P smart 2021 price in South Africa
The P smart 2021 has a recommended retail price of R5 999 in South Africa.
It is also available on contract from Vodacom and Cell C.
Features and specifications
The P smart 2021 boasts some impressive hardware and features for its price range.
You can see a summary of the phone’s specifications below:
- Display: 6.67-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) display
- Processor: Kirin 710A
- Main camera: 48MP main lens + 8MP ultra-wide lens + 2MP depth lens + 2MP macro lens
- Selfie camera: 8MP
- RAM: 4GB
- Battery: 5000mAh
- On-board storage: 128GB
The phone also supports 22.5W SuperCharge and has a fingerprint sensor.
P smart 2021 vs P40 lite
Some customers are wondering about the differences between the P smart 2021 and the P40 lite, another smartphone released by the company this year.
The P smart 2021 and P40 lite differ in terms of their prices, hardware, and design.
The P smart 2021 is the more affordable device, aimed at the entry-level and budget market.
Meanwhile, the P40 lite carries a higher price tag along with better specs.
You can find out more about the P40 lite in our article highlighting all its features.
Does the Huawei P smart 2021 support dual SIM?
Yes, there is both a single-SIM and dual-SIM version of the P smart 2021. Just make sure to confirm which one you’re getting if you order it from a retailer.
Does the P smart 2021 have Google Play or HMS?
Like most Huawei phones released this year, the P Smart 2021 uses Huawei Mobile Services. This is Huawei’s alternative to Google Mobile Services.
The phone does have the Google Play Store, but rather uses Huawei AppGallery and Petal Search. These offer an alternative to the Google ecosystem, as well as access to a range of apps such as Huawei Cloud and Microsoft apps.
Where to buy the P smart 2021
You can buy the P smart 2021 from the newly re-launched Huawei Online Store.
The smartphone is available in the Blush Gold and Midnight Black colours.
You can also get it at Vodacom or Cell C at an RRP of R5 999.
Current offers bundled with the phone include a free 10 000mAh power bank, 100 days screen care, and a free 15GB of Huawei Cloud storage
This article is sponsored by Huawei.