Whoever said that great tech needs to come at an exorbitant price? Smartphone technology is ever-evolving, and Huawei plans to make game-changing technology accessible through its P40 lite 5G device, now available in South Africa for R9,499.
Powered by the advanced 7nm Kirin 820 5G SoC, the Huawei P40 lite 5G provides users with the next-generation of network connectivity. This octa-core CPU enables the SoC to intelligently and flexibly allocate resources based on different user scenarios for the best balance between performance and power use.
Along with a powerful chip, the Huawei P40 lite 5G offers advanced AI capabilities enabled using the NPU and the integrated Mali-G57 chip. This impressive combination gives the user access to even more power, especially when it comes to mobile gaming and productivity across apps. This with a GPU Turbo to deliver optimised gaming performance across all popular gaming titles.
As the name suggests, you also get integrated 5G connectivity on the Huawei P40 lite 5G, which ensures brilliant, fast connectivity for the next generation of network technology. South Africa is evolving towards being a highly accessible country with regards to 5G — where the P40 lite 5G will prove extremely future-proof.
Bringing additional power-ups
In terms of storage, you get 128GB’s space on the Huawei P40 Lie 5G, which is ample for all the apps you need, memorable pictures, Ultra HD videos and a bunch of games. Overall performance is supported by 6GB of RAM to keep everything running as smoothly as possible.
The innovative eBook Mode transforms the Huawei P40 lite 5G into a virtual reader that offers a paper-like reading experience. Along with this, you get an upgraded AppAssistant, which includes new features such as Smart Brightness Lock that temporarily blocks auto-brightness when a game is launched, and Floating Window which allows you to quickly respond to messages without closing the current app that’s running.
Security is also up to standard with most flagship smartphones on the market, featuring a two-in-one fingerprint power button on the side, which lets you unlock the phone quickly and seamlessly, every time.
Unpacking the features
Up front, the Huawei P40 lite 5G is fitted with a 6.5-inch Huawei Punch FullView Display that effortlessly delivers great picture quality with support for a resolution of up to 2400×1080 at 405ppi and 96% of the NTSC colour gamut.
Along the sides, slim bezels allow the Huawei P40 lite 5G to achieve a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio, which is complemented by the front camera sitting snugly inside the Punch hole up at the top of the display. This means the bright screen can easily be utilised to watch Netflix on your phone without much visual interruption.
On to the camera, you’ll be able to capture sweeping landscapes with crystal clarity, crawling critters from up close, or enchanting portraits all on a staggering 64MP camera. You can explore your own potential for creative expression by using the Huawei P40 lite 5G’s four versatile lenses.
The powerful 1/1.7″ CMOS sensor packed in the 64 MP Main Camera absorbs all of the colours in front of you, all while rendering any overlooked details clearly. It’s hard to imagine that a smartphone camera can capture reality better than the human eye — but this is where Huawei excels with its P40 line of devices. On to video, the Huawei P40 lite 5G has the capability to shoot video up to 960 frames per second for those awesome slow-motion videos.
Another useful feature the Huawei P40 lite 5G implements is the ability to split apps on one screen to improve videography while on-the-go. Use the split-screen video feature to capture a wider scene, while the rear main camera can simultaneously zoom in up to 6x.
The Huawei P40 lite 5G features an integrated BM3D denoising algorithm, previously seen only on professional SLRs, which manipulates light to render the clearest picture every time.
It’s not just about 5G
All of the above-mentioned tech is packed into a slim and stylish body which comes in two stunning colours: Space Silver and Midnight Black. These colours look vibrant and shimmer according to how the light falls on them, created using a special manufacturing process.
The Huawei P40 lite 5G is available for R9,499 from the Huawei online store. As a special offer, you’ll get a set of Freelace earbuds and a 40W fast charger included with the handset.