The Huawei P Smart 2019 is a new, cheap Android smartphone that has been in stores since the beginning of January. This successor offers a smarter camera and more power than the first P Smart.
Huawei P Smart 2019 official: you should know this
Huawei will release the very first smartphone from 2019 at the beginning of January. The P Smart 2019 will be available for 249 euros from 11 January. Pre-order your device, you will also receive a free Huawei Band 3 Pro-fitness tracker. The new P Smart is available in two colors, black and blue.
Behind the Huawei P Smart 2019 is a dual camera of 12 and 2 megapixels. The second lens serves as a depth sensor, so you can take photos with bokeh effect. In addition, the background is blurred, making the foreground stand out more. According to Huawei, the device has an ‘AI Cam’, which means that image recognition is used to automatically set the correct settings for taking a photo.
The selfie camera is also smarter. The device will receive an update shortly after the release that adds scene recognition for selfies. The settings are automatically adjusted for eight common backgrounds. Whether you’re in the club or with a tropical swimming paradise in the background, the P Smart adapts.
The 6.2-inch screen of the Huawei P Smart fills almost the entire front. At the top of the screen, there is a small notch, which fits perfectly into the selfie camera. There is also a small black bar at the bottom. The metal back of the first P Smart has been replaced by a shiny plastic back. You have the choice of black or ‘Aurora Blue’: the latter is a gradient color that combines different shades of blue.
All Huawei P Smart (2019) specifications
In addition, the P Smart (2019) is equipped with faster hardware. The device is powered by the same Kirin 710 chip that is also included in the recently released Mate 20 Lite. The most important specifications are as follows:
- 2-inch IPS-LCD screen with a resolution of 2340 by 1080 pixels
- Kirin 710 chipset, 3GB memory
- 32GB of storage space, expandable with micro SD memory card
- 13 + 2-megapixel camera on the back, 8-megapixel camera in front
- Runs on Android 9.0 (Pie), with EMUI interface
- Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
- With headphone connection, micro-USB port, NFC, and fingerprint scanner
More about the first Huawei P Smart
At the beginning of 2018, Huawei set the tone for other budget smartphones with the introduction of the first P Smart. For barely 250 euros you got a device with a large screen, double camera and smooth hardware in the house. “It is one of the most complete smartphones of the moment,” we wrote in our Huawei P Smart (2018) review. “The competition, however, will have to do its best to put the P Smart off the throne.” The device was also successful among consumers and was sold a lot in the first months of this year.
Later in the year, Huawei was still using the P Smart Plus. It was equipped with a more powerful chipset, more cameras and was just a step better in every way. Unfortunately, the device was also a lot more expensive. “It is a worthy upgrade compared to the regular P Smart, especially if the price drops a little in the coming months,” we wrote in our P Smart Plus review. Fortunately, that has now succeeded. The recommended retail price was 349 euros, but now you get a separate P Smart Plus for 269 euros.