Today in the morning I attended the launch event of the Huawei P Smart, a new Huawei smartphone that targets the youth market (that is, it is a mid-range).
It is an interesting phone, as it inherits various functions and characteristics from its older brothers, such as 5.65 FullView screen with 18: 9 aspect ratio (more elongated), The Kirin 659 processor that we have already seen in the P10 Selfie and it is quite fast (comparable to Snapdragon 626), 32 GBs of Storage, 3 GBs of RAM, a 3,000 mAh battery, and a dual 13 + 2 Megapixel camera. This second lens works as it happens in the Moto G5S: that is, it is only there to calculate the depth and give us unfocused backgrounds; It is not a monochrome sensor as it happens in the phones of higher ranges of Huawei. Something I really liked, is that it comes with Android Oreo (EMUI 8.0). This is unusual in the mid-range, where many phones continue with Nougat (7.1.1).
The P Smart incorporates interesting new features that we have not seen on other Huawei phones. Now, for example, we have to slide 3 fingers on the screen to make a capture instead of giving it two taps with the knuckle. Also, something new, at least in EMUI, is the ability to turn the screen on / off just by touching it. Just tap twice and the screen will light up to show us new notifications, without having to unlock the phone. A few extra touches, turn it off.
The phone looks great, especially in the blue color that is the one that I am using as a review model. In addition, despite having a 5.65 Fullview screen, as it is more elongated, it does not feel as wide and is easy to manipulate with one hand. I have not had the opportunity to test the cameras yet, but we can expect quite a good performance, if we judge what I have been able to test with the P10 Selfie and Mate 10 Lite (both with the same Kirin 659 processor).
Soon the complete review! Do not miss the video of the event!