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The HUAWEI P Smart (2019) brings a waterdrop notch, Kirin 710, and pretty blue color
Huawei looks to squeeze one last smartphone announcement before the end of 2018 with the HUAWEI P Smart (2019). Today’s announcement arrives mere days after HUAWEI sub-brand HONOR announced the HONOR View 20 in China.
As rumors suggested, the P Smart (2019) features the waterdrop-style notch that we’ve seen on the HUAWEI Mate 20, OnePlus 6T, and OPPO A7. The small notch allows the 6.21-inch display with Full HD+ (2,340 x 1,080) resolution to nearly stretch across the top without looking completely obnoxious.
Elsewhere, the P Smart (2019) features either an 8- or 16MP selfie camera, dual 13 and 2MP rear cameras, HUAWEI’s own octa-core Kirin 710 processor, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 3,400mAh battery.
The P Smart (2019) runs EMUI 9.0 on top of Android 9 Pie out of the box. The latest version of HUAWEI’s Android overlay, EMUI 9, features speed improvements, fewer menu options, gesture-based navigation, and more.
Unfortunately, the P Smart (2019) features microUSB instead of the increasingly popular USB Type-C. Because of the older port, don’t expect the fastest charging speeds or transfer times. That said, the P Smart (2019) supposedly charges 22 percent faster than its predecessor.
Finally, the phone comes in three colors: Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, and Aurora Blue.
Some European markets will get the P Smart (2019) starting January 2 for 250 euros (~$286). The phone will then launch January 11 in the U.K. for 149 pounds (~$189). U.K. residents can buy the phone from Carphone Wireless, EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone.