Huawei's first phone with a pop-out camera is now official

Huawei's first phone with a pop-out camera is now official
Over the past year or so Huawei has welcomed the notch with open arms. Nowadays, though, most companies are looking for ways to remove it and, as it turns out, Huawei is no different.

Two-tone design and a huge display


Called the Huawei P Smart Z, the company’s latest smartphone represents both its newest offering in the budget segment and its first attempt at an all-screen device that includes no notch or cutout.

Targeting fans of massive displays, the P Smart Z arrives equipped with a huge 6.6-inch LCD display that boasts a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a Full-HD+ (2340 x 1080p) resolution. As you’d expect, the huge panel is paired with uniform bezels, the only exception being the chin which is slightly thicker. Also present is a pop-out camera, thus marking the first time Huawei has used such a feature.

Hidden inside the mechanical module is a 16-megapiel selfie camera that offers an f/2.0 aperture. This is paired over on the rear with a vertically-aligned dual-camera setup. Speaking of which, this includes a 16-megapixel f/1.8 camera paired with a dedicated 2-megapixel depth sensor. Also present is an LED flash.


While on the topic of the rear, it’s worth pointing out that the Huawei P Smart Z follows in the footsteps of Google’s Pixel devices by adopting a dual-tone rear. But rather than using different materials or textures, Huawei has simply opted for slightly different colors.

Huawei P Smart Z specs, price, and release date


Regarding the internal characteristics of this smartphone, the P Smart Z is equipped with a modified version of the Kirin 710 dubbed the Kirin 710F alongside a respectable 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Also present is Android 9 Pie straight out of the box along with the EMUI 9.0 overlay and a large 4,000mAh battery.

The Huawei P Smart Z can be purchased right now in Italy or Spain for €279. Presumably, sales will eventually expand to other internal markets, but these details are yet to be confirmed.

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P Smart Z
  • Display 6.6" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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12 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

$300 in the U.S.A

2. frequency

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

the battery size is emphasized to me

3. cocoy

Posts: 463; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

No top bezel but there's the bottom bezel. Can anyone from android make the bottom and top bezels totally eliminated?

7. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Can anyone totally eliminate the fugly notch first please?

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

4. Ichimoku

Posts: 173; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

The back, OG pixel + some galaxy phone

5. CEDEOTB

Posts: 443; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Very obvious why they chose to name the processor "710". Let's see how well it actually compares.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Still behind Snapdragon processor with that same number. It's more like SD660 and P60 competitor.

6. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

huawei as usual only knows how to follow trends and copy others. First they copy notch and now that no one likes it, they copy no notch. typical chinese style

8. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

I guess they copied the slider, double/triple camera, octa-core and AI chips and so on too. You're a typical moron.

9. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

So Samsung copying Huawei's triple camera's and reverse wireless charging doesn't count then?

10. alanrock

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

galaxy as usual only knows how to follow trends and copy others. First they copy notch and now that no one likes it, they copy pop-out camera, typical Korean style ...

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