Huawei P Smart Z: Huawei's first periscope camera phone specs and price

ByAdeline Belluz 2019-05-14 1501

Huawei had long been leaving tracks of a future mobile phone that would incorporate a front camera system that would allow almost 100% of the screen to be released. A system that we have seen in a lot of phones since the first Vivo NEX and that consisted of a periscope that would hide the front camera in the body. Mobile has become corporeal and finally, as rumored, comes with the name of Huawei Smart Z P.

Interestingly, Huawei decided to join this phone to its P Smart line, adding the last name Z that we suppose would vary with the next generations, which means that we are dealing with a mid-range device , and this is attested to by the specifications attached to it. Let's see what he has to offer.

Huawei P Smart Z Technical data sheet


Huawei P Smart Z


LCD 6.59 inches 19.5: 9 
FullHD resolution + 2.340 x 1.080 
391 pixels per inch


Kirin 710F


4GB / 64GB 
MicroSD up to 512GB

Rear cameras

16 megapixels f / 1.8 
2 megapixels

Frontal camera

16 megapixels f / 2.2 
Pop-up system


Android 9 Pie 

Dimensions and weight

196.8 grams


4000 mAh 
10W charger


Dual 4G 
WiFi 5 
Bluetooth 4.2 
USB type C 
3.5mm jack


Rear fingerprint reader 
Facial unlocking


About $300

Huawei P Smart Z front and rear cameras

There is no doubt that the most striking feature of this Huawei P Smart Z that the Chinese brand presents today is its front camera system. Although as we have said before, we have seen it before, the truth is that telephones with periscope system are not too abundant and still maintain the feeling of exoticism. And what we have not seen, of course, is many models like that in the mid-range of the market. Periscope camera to leave free space to the screen, of 6.59 inches and FullHD resolution .

Huawei P Smart Z front and rear cameras

The "periscopic" bet of this Huawei P Smart Z is for a camera of 16 megapixels with f / 2.2 lens that hides completely in the upper frame, leaving the 6.59 inches of screen, an LCD with aspect 19.5: 9 and FullHD + resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels, completely free. No cuts or holes in the screen. The front is practically a 100% panel, except for the edges of the phone that will reduce this percentage.

The rear camera is double, here we do have a more traditional system with 16 and 2 megapixels accompanied by a f / 1.8 lens for the main sensor, and a second camera exclusively responsible for the depth readings. So we will have selective blur or bokeh in the back, and probably also in the front thanks to the AI that Huawei loads in EMUI 9, the version that arrives covering Android 9.0 Pie.

front camera

Huawei P Smart Z processor and storage

As for the brain, we come across again with the Kirin 710F that we have seen and land on several models of the brand, accompanied here by 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage , with the possibility of adding a microSD with up to 512GB extra.

Huawei P Smart Z battery

The battery of this Huawei P Smart Z is a considerable internal battery of 4,000 mAh that does not seem to have fast charge , and that also includes a 10W charger in the box to corroborate this theory. The rest of specifications are completed commenting that we have 4G in each of the two SIM cards, in addition to WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC chip and headphone jack. And yes, there is a rear fingerprint reader in addition to facial recognition with the front camera.

Huawei P Smart Z Versions and prices

As we said, this Huawei P Smart Z comes with a single version with 4GB and 64GB, although we can get one in three colors. We have it in black, blue and green. The Huawei P Smart Z official price is $313.


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