While there is a rise in popularity of pop-up selfie camera smartphones this year, Huawei also joined the bandwagon with its new offering. The Chinese manufacturer quietly launched its Huawei P Smart Z smartphone and there is no notch, no punch or any top bezel in it. The smartphone appeared in the company’s Italian and Spanish website confirming its availability in the two European countries.
The Huawei P Smart Z features a 6.59 inch display with a resolution of FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels). Huawei calls it an Ultra FullView Display and has a small chin and a small grill in the frame of the earpiece. Under the hood, it is powered by the Kirin 710 chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which can be expanded further with a microSD card.
The device sports a dual rear camera setup of a 16MP + 2MP configuration which can identify up to 500 different scenes under 22 categories. The 16MP selfie camera is hidden inside the phone with a pop-up mechanism that takes only 1 second to surface and retract. Huawei boasts the selfie camera can withstand a pressure of 12kg and has been tested over 1,00,000 times. Not only that it can work in environments with temperature below -20°C and 60°C. The selfie camera comes preloaded with features and has a 6P lens, 8 different selfie-timer scenes and can take 3D portraits.
The dual SIM handset runs on EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie and is backed up by a 4,000 mAh battery. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, a USB Type-C port and more. There is a fingerprint sensor on the rear for security. It measures 163.5 x 77.3 x 8.8 mm and weighs 198.6 grams.
The Huawei P Smart Z is priced at €279 (Rs 21,500 approx) according to an Amazon Italy listing. It will be available in Midnight Black, Emerald Green and Starlight Blue color options. There is still no info on when it will be available for purchase.
Huawei P Smart Z specifications
- 59 inch FHD+ Ultra FullView display
- Kirin 710 chipset
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- 16MP + 2MP rear
- 16MP pop-up selfie camera
- EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9 Pie
- 4,000 mAh battery