It was in December when Huawei presented the P Smart 2019 to the market. The terminal came to renew the mid-range presented by the same company two years ago today. Four months later, the Plus model of the Smart series arrives. As it could not be otherwise, we refer to the Huawei P Smart + 2019 , a phone that renews part of the specifications of last year's P Smart + (in this article you can see our analysis) and introduces a series of characteristics more typical of the range higher than mid-range. We talk about aspects such as the triple camera or the all-screen design. Will it be enough to conquer the mid-range of 2019? We see it below.
Huawei P Smart + 2019 data sheet
|screen||6.21 inches with IPS LCD technology, Full HD + resolution (2340 x 1080), 445 dpi and 19.5: 9 aspect ratio|
|Main chamber||- 24 megapixel RGB main sensor|
- 16 megapixel wide-angle secondary sensor
- 2 megapixel tertiary depth sensor
|Camera for selfies||- 8 megapixel main sensor with f / 2.0 focal aperture|
|Internal memory||64 GB storage|
|Extension||Up to 512GB via micro SD cards|
|Processor and RAM||- Kirin 710 octa-core alongside Mali G51 MP4 GPU|
- 3 GB of RAM
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie under EMUI 9.0|
|Connections||4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a / c, Bluetooth 4.2 and micro USB 2.0|
|SIM||It is unknown|
|Design||- Aluminum design|
- Colors: Midnight Black and Starlight Blue
|Dimensions||155.2 x 73.4 x 7.95 millimeters and 160 grams|
|Featured Features||Camera modes with Artificial Intelligence, fingerprint sensor, GPU Turbo 2.0 to improve gaming graphics and headphone jack|
|Release date||It is unknown|
|Price||It is unknown|
Design without much change but with waterdrop notch
It seems that this year most manufacturers have chosen to integrate a notch in the shape of a drop of water in their screens. Huawei was not going to be less, and has preferred to play it safe with the P Smart Plus 2019.
The new generation has slightly better upper and lower margins than last year's generation. Similar screen size (about 0.1 inches smaller) and same 6.21-inch panel with IPS LCD technology and Full HD + resolution . Compared to the 2018 model, the 2019 P Smart Plus is somewhat more compact precisely due to the reduction of its screen (in lathes 0.2 millimeters less in width and length).
As for the rear, the design again repeats the design lines of the previous generation of 2018, with the exception of the three cameras. The rest of the aspects are practically identical, such as the location of the fingerprint sensor in the central part of the equipment or the available colors. The construction materials are also repeated, based on glass on the back and aluminum on the sides.
We keep a processor and lose RAM
It may be paradoxical, but the truth is that the brand has chosen to integrate more contained hardware in the most modern model despite being faced with a theoretically superior generation.
Kirin 710 eight-core processor together with the Mali G51 MP4 GPU and 3 GB of RAM is what we find in the 2019 model. Last year's model started with the same configuration and 4 GB of RAM. Of course, we maintain the storage capacity (64 GB base) and lose the version with 128 GB of ROM.
As for the rest of the features, we find a 3,400 mAh battery (about 60 mAh higher than the 2018 model), Bluetooth 4.2, expandability through micro SD cards up to 512 GB and dual band WiFi a / c. As expected, Android 9 Pie under EMUI 9.0 is the version from which the 2019 model starts.
The triple camera as the main novelty
We come to the most interesting section of the terminal: the cameras. Unlike the 2018 P Smart Plus, this one consists of three cameras on the rear.
Specifically, we find three RGB sensors, wide angle and depth of 24, 12 and 2 megapixels . Huawei has not given many details about its specifications, so it is difficult to assess aspects such as the brightness of the sensors or the aperture of the lens. What is certain is that the company would take advantage of the different types of sensors to take photographs in portrait and panoramic mode through the respective camera modes.
Regarding the front sensor, here we do know its specifications in detail. A single sensor of 8 megapixels resolution and focal aperture f / 2.0 is what we find in the Huawei P Smart Plus 2019. The last generation consisted of two sensors of 24 and 2 megapixels, so the quality of this is expected lower than the 2018 model.
Availability and price in Spain
As is usual, the company has not given any data about the availability and price of the Huawei P Smart + 2019 in Spain. Logic tells us that it will start from a price of around 270 euros in Europe. Our prediction is that it will arrive around mid-April or early May .