According to a new leak from WinFuture, Huawei is set to refresh its P Smart handset. The device itself isn’t particularly exciting, sitting quietly in the lower end of the mid-tier. What’s interesting is that according to the report, Huawei is actually going to load it up with Google apps.
To be clear, American companies still aren’t allowed to do business with the Shenzhen firm. This is because about a year ago, it was added to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List, thanks to U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade war with China. Since then, the company has launched a number of devices from its Huawei and Honor brands, all without Google services on them.
What makes the P Smart different, according to WinFuture, is that it’s an old device in a new chassis. It has the same octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710F (four 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 cores and four 1.7GHz Cortex-A53 cores) as its predecessor, and it also has the same 13MP f/2 main camera. It maintains the 2MP depth camera as well, along with the 3,400mAh battery.
What’s different is that it comes with a 6.21-inch 2340×1080 LCD, 4GB RAM instead of 3GB, and 128GB of storage instead of 64GB. The version of Android will still be 9.0 Pie, and it will be running EMUI 9.1. It’s expected to arrive for between €200 and €220.