P Smart 2020 & P Smart Pro: Huawei recycles to better offer Google services

Huawei discreetly launches its P Smart 2020 and P Smart Pro, two smartphones not so unknown since they are Honor models released last year. However, this recycling makes it possible to offer Google Mobile Services.

At Huawei, when we cannot offer new smartphones, we draw on the old one. Since November 2019 and the Nova 5T , the Chinese company releases from time to time reissues of its P30 Pro , or quite simply “new versions” of models put on sale before the embargo of the United States (which will blow its first candle in a short time).

Two new copies of Honor models

These two new P Smart take over the design of two more or less recent Honor models. The P Smart 2020 is therefore a somewhat reworked Honor 10 Lite , while the P Smart Pro is directly related to the Honor 9X.

As with the Nova 5T which was only an Honor 20 , the technical sheets of these two new products hardly differ. Thus, the P Smart 2020 offers a 6.2 inch IPS panel, with a notch in the shape of a water drop. Inside, there is a Kirin 710F processor, coupled with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The battery is 3400 mAh with a charge at 10 W.

To ensure photographic tasks, two sensors are present. The main one is 13 megapixels and the second is 2 megapixels (for depth of field). To form an idea on photo quality, you can refer to the Honor 10 Lite test. The newcomer still makes certain modifications such as the design of the sensors or the disappearance of the micro-USB port in favor of USB-C. This P Smart 2020 edition is already available for 199 €. A price that places it on a fairly competitive segment, dominated mainly by Xiaomi and Realme.

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The P Smart Pro, on the other hand, uses the lines and specifications of the Honor 9X. It is therefore a 6.5-inch smartphone equipped with a retractable sensor, which leaves the entire front surface for the panel. It has a fingerprint sensor placed on the edge, as well as three sensors on the back. The main is 48 megapixels, the secondary being an 8 megapixel ultra wide angle module. Finally, the P Smart Pro hosts a final module for depth of field (2 megapixels). Inside, we discover the same processor as the P Smart 2020. The Kirin 710F is this time coupled with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The battery is 4000 mAh with charge at 10 W.

To get it, you will have to pay 249 €. Note that it is not currently on the Huawei France site, but on its Belgian version. Obviously, these two smartphones benefit from Google services, and therein lies the interest of their release for Huawei. No Android 10 in the program, the mobiles come with Android 9 and EMUI 9.1. There is no indication that they will be able to upgrade to Android 10 – it is also unlikely to be the case.

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@ Huawei.

With these models, Huawei’s strategy seems quite strange. We can hardly see anyone wanting to invest in a smartphone with an already dated technical data sheet. Faced with fierce competition from Xiaomi, Realme and Oppo, who manage to offer excellent smartphones at the same price and more muscular, these new P Smart are already out of date before their release. Unless you’re really a fan of Huawei, it’s hard to spot the target of these products.

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