Update 2 (April 30th): The STK-LX1 variant of the Huawei P Smart Z has now appeared on the Geekbench database. Going by the listing, Huawei’s upcoming smartphone will run on a Kirin 710 chipset, clubbed with 4GB RAM. Unsurprisingly, the phone currently runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system. Needless to say, it will have Huawei’s own EMUI 9.0 skin running on top of Pie. As for the benchmark scores, the P Smart Z STK-LX1 variant scored 1,543 points in the single-core test and 5,480 points in the multi-core test.
Update: The upcoming Huawei P Smart Z has now been spotted at the US FCC website. While the FCC filings do not reveal a lot about the hardware inside the phone, the documents have revealed the smartphone’s battery capacity. The P Smart Z will pack a 3900mAh capacity battery. In comparison, the P Smart (2019) and P Smart+ (2019) smartphones have a 3400mAh capacity battery. While the P Smart Z (Pro) will have a bigger battery than the other P Smart models released recently, it will still have only 10W wired charging support.
Russian certification agency EEC certified a few upcoming Huawei and Honor smartphones yesterday, including the Huawei P Smart Z. We have now spotted the upcoming smartphone in a user agent profile on the Huawei website, which confirms a few key details.
Huawei P Smart Z to Have a Full HD+ Display
The STK-LX1 user agent profile on Huawei’s website reveals the smartphone will sport a 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Huawei’s P Smart (2019) and P Smart+ (2019) models also come with the exact same display resolution. It is possible that the Huawei P Smart Z will have an identical 6.21-inch sized display as the other two P Smart models, although we cannot be completely sure at this stage. Apart from the screen resolution, the user agent profile confirms the Huawei P Smart Z will be running on Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box.
The smartphone’s EEC certification suggests while it will be marketed as the Huawei P Smart Z in some markets, it could launch as P Smart Pro in a few other markets. The “Pro” suffix would mean the smartphone could have a few upgrades when compared to the standard P Smart (2019). Both the Huawei P Smart (2019) and P Smart+ (2019) models run on a 12nm HiSilicon Kirin 710 octa-core processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM. While we do not expect the P Smart Z to run on a different chipset, it may offer slightly more RAM.
In the camera department, Huawei P Smart has a 13MP + 2MP dual-camera setup at the rear and an 8MP snapper on the front. The P Smart+ (2019), on the other hand, comes with a more impressive 24MP + 16MP + 2MP triple-camera setup on the back. It is likely that the P Smart Z may have the same triple-camera setup as the P Smart+ (2019).