I am not sure what’s the rationale behind having many phone models over a few good ones, but here they are anyways, the Huawei P smart 2019 and Huawei P smart+ 2019. The former was announced earlier this year while the latter, quietly made released recently. Both devices are almost identical, save for the difference in camera setup. The Huawei P smart 2019 has a duo camera setup and the Huawei P smart+ 2019 gets a triple camera setup.

Huawei P smart+ 2019 Smartphone
Huawei P smart+ 2019

P smart flaunts a 13 + 2 MP PDAF cameras and the P smart+ gets a 24 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP cameras. The front camera on the P smart is a 8 MP or a 16 MP item, depending on the market, and the P smart+ has a 8 MP item. The cameras on both handsets are laid out in line with the P series devices, i.e. vertically aligned. Also, they are all AI camera like so many of the phones are today. Sorry. Did you hear me yawn? Because I kind of did.

Other common hard specs include a 6.21-inch “dewdrop” display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 2,340 x 1,080 (FHD+) display (with TÜV Rheinland-certified Eye Comfort mode to boot), HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC (4x A73), 3 GB RAM, 32-64 GB storage – also depending on market, expandable storage via microSD (up to 52 GB), a 3,400 mAh battery, LTE FDD/WCDMA/GSM radios, plus the usual serving of sensors and connectivity – packed inside a gorgeous 3D curved unibody with “glossy ceramic-like texture.” Wait what? Can you feel ceramic? Aren’t those porous? Hmmm…

Huawei P smart 2019 Smartphone
Huawei P smart 2019

The duo, my friends, is why I never pick every phones there are in the market to feature here. The specifications are so incremental, if any at all. This is also why I adore Apple’s strategy of same models and specifications across all markets. I mean, seriously, why make it all so confusing? What’s the point even anyways? It really boggles my mind. I get the segmentation, demographics and all, but this is just too confusing. It is cannibalizing its own market at its best if you ask me.

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There are nothing fancy on these mid-range devices, namely, no under display fingerprint scanner. Both of them has pretty expansive display with minimal chin and no physical ‘Home’ button, and both will run on Android 9 Pie, overlaid with Huawei’s EMUI 9 UI out-of-the-box. TBH, The specs are so mundane that it discourages me to even whip out a table of specifications. Sorry, but not sorry.

Huawei P smart 2019 is available in select EU markets now for 249 euros (about US$279), but the availability and pricing for the P smart+ is yet to be announced.

Huawei P smart 2019 Smartphone
Huawei P smart 2019

Images: Huawei.

Source: NDTV.

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