The HUAWEI Mate40 Pro is here to make a statement


Huawei launched its latest flagship smartphone in South Africa, the HUAWEI Mate40 Pro which is packed to the brim with powerful features that pave the way for powerful all-round performance. Dubbed as the ultimate 5G performance king, the HUAWEI Mate40 Pro, also boasts a stellar Ultra Vision Cine Camera setup for cinematic videography and an iconic Space Ring design that makes it stand out from the crowd. All of these put together make the HUAWEI Mate40 Pro a smartphone to look out for, let’s take a closer look.

World’s first 5nm 5G SoC

Huawei’s Mate series has always been applauded for its focus on performance and the HUAWEI Mate40 Pro continues traditions with its all-new Kirin 9000 5G chipset. This innovative SoC is the world’s first 5nm 5G chipset, offering incredible performance, power efficiency and connectivity features like no other. It comes with 5G modem integration for better power efficiency and packs more than 15.3 billion transistors, making it the densest Huawei SoC to date.

In addition to this, it also comes with a 24-core Mali-G78 GPU for enhanced graphics and powerful processing performance paving the way for more fluid and immersive gaming. All of this is topped off by an improved NPU with two new big cores and one tiny core NPU that further elevates the on-device AI capabilities.

Iconic Space Ring Design

The HUAWEI Mate40 Pro follows the path of high tech design aesthetics that has been set by its previous iterations with the help of unique design elements. One main aspect of this is its stunning new Space Ring design. This futuristic design has the camera lenses anchored in the outer ring that surrounds a symbolic void for that class-separating touch. The HUAWEI Mate40 Pro comes in unique colourways of Black and Mystic Silver. It is also rated IP68 for water and dust resistance. 

This design ethos continues to the front, where the HUAWEI Horizon Display boasts an 88-degree curve that is both unique in terms of design and immersive in terms of the visual experience. The display is also quite functional thanks to its 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sample rate for a smoother experience overall. Users can also choose between using the physical volume rockers or virtual ones. Alternatively, the virtual volume rockers can also be used as virtual joypad buttons in games or as a shutter during photography.

Ultra Vision Cine Camera System for stellar videography

The HUAWEI Mate40 Pro takes huge strides when it comes to videography, made possible mainly by its new Ultra Vision Cine Camera system. This camera setup comes with a 50MP Super Sensing Wide Camera, a 20MP Ultra Wide Cine Camera, a 12MP Periscope Telephoto Camera that supports 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom and a laser sensor for fast autofocusing. Thanks to this setup, users can shoot in real-time HDR with XD Fusion HDR Video enabled by default for better details in dark and bright scenarios.

It also includes a built-in AI image stabilization that supports Steady Shot, a powerful stabilization solution that reduces blurs or shakes while recording videos when moving around. The camera setup also brings to the table Tracking Shot, which uses advanced algorithms to crop the footage from the ultra-wide-angle camera and identifies various subjects in the frame. Users can then choose their main subject to be followed, which the HUAWEI Mate40 Pro will ensure is always front and centre. The Ultra Vision Cine Camera setup also caters heavily to today’s digital content creator, with a Story Creator feature that offers up six templates with custom sets of shots to help capture their stories with a more cinematic touch, complete with background music, filters, watermarks and more. 

With the rise of social media and video content, Huawei decided to fit the HUAWEI Mate40 Pro with powerful front cameras. This setup, which uses a 13MP Ultra Vision Selfie Camera and a 3D Depth Sensing Camera shoots in 4K. This setup also supports Slow-Motion Selfies which is captured at 240fps. 

Fastest Huawei SuperCharge

Huawei is known for its battery and endurance features, and the HUAWEI Mate40 Pro does not disappoint on this aspect either. The phone can be recharged both in wired and wireless modes, in top speeds. This is made possible with the 66W HUAWEI Wired SuperCharge and the 50W HUAWEI Wireless SuperCharge. However, users can rest assured they won’t have to recharge much because the 4400 mAh provides long-lasting 5G battery life as well.

Innovative Intelligent Interaction

The HUAWEI Mate40 Pro comes with some new and innovative methods for users to interact with their smartphones. One major aspect of this is the new Smart Gesture Control where users can interact with their device without having to physically touch it. This includes hover to wake, wave to swipe, air pressing to answer calls and even media controls.

Users can also enjoy the new Eyes on Display (EOD) that detects when the user looks at the screen. Once it detects the user, the EOD animation will play, ringtone volume will be lowered and auto-sleep will be disabled. The interaction features also include an improved Multi-Screen Collaboration that uses the power of Huawei’s 1+8+N ecosystem, for a smarter way for users to operate multiple devices at once. Users can also run up to three concurrent active apps in resizable windows with Multi-Screen Collaboration complete with an additional floating window as part of the Multi-Window feature further combining smartphone and PC experience.


The HUAWEI Mate40 Pro boasts some powerful 5G performance features and a solid camera setup for videography and a stunning design ID that easily makes it a strong choice for users who want the very best from their smartphones. Be it all-day performance, gaming or even doing entire video shoots, the HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro does not disappoint.

All of this is finally topped off with the innovative Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) that bring to users a smarter, richer, convenient and secure smartphone experience with the Petal Search widget, which complements HUAWEI AppGallery to search with over a million local apps.

 The HUAWEI Mate40 Pro is the ultimate 5G performance king that boasts stellar videography and an iconic Space Ring Design that makes it stand out. 

Pre-order the HUAWEI Mate40 Pro NOW, simply pay R500 and receive an extra R1500 discount off on the balance of the purchase price. Receive a bundle consisting of the new HUAWEI Freebuds 4i, the HUAWEI GT 2e watch, a Huawei Smart Scale and our HUAWEI VIP Service. 

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