Huawei pushes the boundaries within the constraints of the US government. It introduces the P Smart 2020 with Google Services, but still some hardware adjustments. Under the sanctions, suppliers may only support existing devices.
Due to the success of the P Smart from 2019, Huawei would like to release this slightly renewed version. Before that, it has left the smartphone largely unchanged, however, some things stand out. The appearance of the rear cameras has changed somewhat, although these are still exactly the same cameras. More striking is the increased amount of RAM, 4 GB, and the switch to USB-C. It is striking that Google Services are present. Huawei has previously rebranded devices, on which Google was still allowed to offer support. However, those devices were hardware identical to the predecessors.
With the P Smart 2020, it makes some more noticeable changes, so that it pushes the boundaries of what can and may. Google found the changes so small that it found no new certification necessary. As a result, the 'on paper' is the same device as before and the services may still be provided, the two companies argue. It is not known whether the US government feels the same way.
The P Smart 2020.