The design of the upcoming Huawei P Smart S is clearly inspired by a previously released Honor phone, according to renders. The entry-level model gets decent hardware, but no Google apps and services.
Renders show Huawei P Smart S design
The images were put online by telecom insider Evan Blass. The renders not only show the design of the Huawei P Smart S, but also the color options: blue, green, and black. Blass reports that the Huawei device is inspired by the Honor 20 Lite. Honor is a daughter brand of Huawei and the two companies often ‘borrow’ smartphones from each other.
The design of the Huawei P Smart S is therefore not surprising. The device has a large display that occupies almost the entire front. A clear ‘chin’ is visible at the bottom. Furthermore, the selfie camera is exactly in the middle of the 6.3-inch display (with full HD plus resolution). The fingerprint scanner appears to have been incorporated into the screen. That is striking, because the scanner of the Honor 20 Lite is on the back.
Speaking of the back, the Huawei P Smart S gets a triple camera module, according to Blass. Details are unclear, but the main sensor is said to get a 48-megapixel resolution. Under the hood of the Huawei device we find a Kirin 710 processor. According to Blass, this fairly powerful chip gets help from a maximum of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The 4000 mAh battery basically has enough capacity at home to last a full working day.
A major drawback
If this information is correct, the Huawei P Smart offers an interesting price-quality ratio. However, there is one big one. The entry-level model is unlikely to get Google apps and services. Huawei is currently in conflict with the US government and finds itself blacklisted. As a result, Google is not allowed to do business with the Chinese, which has consequences for the software support of Huawei phones.
We also encountered that flaw in the Huawei P Smart Pro, which we recently reviewed. On paper there is little wrong with this device, but the ambiguity surrounding Android updates means that the device is actually not recommended. Read our Huawei P Smart Pro review to learn more about the situation surrounding Huawei and the Android operating system.
Source: Evan Blass (Patreon)