Huawei presented the P Smart 2019, a successor to the P Smart + that was released last year. The smartphone has a 6.21 “screen with a notch with the same shape as the Essential Phone, with only room for the front camera.
The 6.21″ LCD of the P Smart 2019 has a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. The shape of the notch in the screen corresponds to that of the Essential Phone from 2017, the first smartphone with such a ‘notch’. That leaves room for the front camera only. That differs from the ‘water droplet’ of, for example, the OnePlus 6T, which is not straight on the side of the notch.
Huawei provides the smartphone of the Kirin 710-soc, which makes TSMC at 12nm. The soc has four Cortex A73 cores at a maximum of 2.2 GHz and four A53 cores at 1.7 GHz for the lighter work. The gpu is a Mali G51MP4. Compared to the P Smart +, the 2019 version has support for WiFi at 5GHz, but Huawei has put less memory in it. The lpddr3 memory is 3GB, compared to 4GB for the older P Smart +. The storage is the same, 64GB of emmc.
The P Smart 2019 has a 13-megapixel camera on the back with f / 1.8 lens in front. Thanks to the secondary sensor on the back, there is a portrait mode with blur running from the background. The diaphragm mode of previous Huawei phones can also be found in the software. This makes it possible to adjust the blur afterwards. That function has been in various models of the manufacturer for three years. The front camera has a resolution of eight megapixels and supports the making of a photo by showing the palm to the camera, something that Huawei designates as gesture control. There is also scene recognition in the front camera for adapting settings to recognized circumstances.
The smartphone will be available in black and blue on January 11 and will receive a suggested retail price of 249 euros.