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  • The Huawei P40 lite launched in South Africa on the 18th of May.
  • This device is also only the second Huawei smartphone to launch in SA with Huawei’s HMS ecosystem.
  • The Huawei P40 lite is geared towards offering an unparalleled entertainment experience.
  • The camera’s four lenses allow you to capture high-resolution, ultra-wide, macro and portrait shots.


Huawei launched the first smartphone of their P40 series in South Africa on the 18th of May.  Of the four devices in this range (P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+ and the P40 lite), the first to hit the South African Market was the budget option: the P40 lite.

At a recommended retail price of around R6499, this latest offering from Huawei promises to give users a lot of bang for their buck. Combining a sleek look with powerful performance, it is aimed at delivering great entertainment experiences (attention all gamers!). The P40 lite is also only the second Huawei device to launch in South Africa with Huawei’s, always improving, Huawei Management System.

Here are 5 features that make the Huawei P40 lite stand out from its predecessors.

1. Classy Camera Features

Over the past few years, Huawei devices have become known for their cameras and their ability to make anyone an avid photographer. Whether it’s their partnership with the renowned camera giant Leica or just their will to constantly improve their product, one thing is for sure and that is that Huawei’s cameras are just getting better and better.

The Huawei P40 lite comes with a rear quad camera system which includes a 48MP Main Camera, an 8MP Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens, a 2MP Macro Lens and a 2MP Bokeh Lens. A stand-out feature of this device is that both the front and rear cameras come equipped with the Super Night Mode 2.0 feature allowing you to take great photos and selfies at night.

2. Enhanced hardware that won’t leave you hanging

Say goodbye to your power bank and hello to a phone that will not leave you hanging mid-way through the day. Thanks to its large 4200mAh battery and 40W SuperCharge, the Huawei P40 lite can be used for a whole day with one single charge. And it charges quickly, according to Huawei, the P40 lite can be charged to 70% in just 30 minutes.

3. Dazzling Design

The Huawei P40 lite doesn’t hold back on the design front. To make it stand out from the crowd, Huawei added bespoke colours, glare texture, metallic highlights and a protective layer to this device to give it that dreamy and sparkling glow. A niche little add-on is the side-mounted fingerprint power button that allows you to easily unlock the phone. The Huawei P40 lite also sports a 6.4-inch full view display and will be available in Sakura Pink, Black and Crush Green.

4. Smooth Entertainment Experience

Powered by Kirin 810, an industry-leading 7nm chipset that offers higher performance and lower power consumption. It can run games smoothly at a high frame rate because the chip is integrated with a Mali G52 GPU. This GPU Turbo technology significantly enhances gaming experience on the device. To date, the GPU Turbo supports mainstream mobile games including Arena of Valor and PUBG among others. Compared to its predecessors, the latest GPU Turbo consumes 10% less power, improving battery efficiency too.

5. Improved operating system for uninterrupted video calls

Last but not least, the Huawei P40 lite comes with a new and improved operating system. The newly upgraded EMUI10 offers a more intuitive and smarter user experience. One experience that could be particularly useful during lockdown is MeeTime. MeeTime is a 1080p video calling feature unique to Huawei that delivers improved image quality with lower Internet data usage than competitors. In low light environments, MeeTime can intelligently enhance the clarity and brightness for the video call ensuring you can connect with family and friends at all hours of the day.

This post was sponsored by Huawei and produced by BrandStudio24.