silver Huawei P40 lite 5G laying on its side, showcasing the quad camera setup

Huawei’s P40 lite 5G proves that the future doesn’t have to cost a fortune

Smartphones have become more powerful and capable than ever before, bringing you everything you’ve ever needed into a device that can fit into your pocket, but they’ve also become more expensive.

Huawei’s P40 lite 5G bucks this trend by bringing you flagship-level technology at a price point that won’t break the bank. It takes the smarts of the already impressive Huawei P40 lite and adds a few extras including a powerful 64MP AI quad-camera system and the advanced 7nm Kirin 820 5G chipset which delivers 5G connectivity, increases overall performance and improves energy efficiency.

Design

Huawei products are known for their industry leading design and the P40 lite 5G brings that groundbreaking design ingenuity to even more people.

The first thing you’ll notice is the breathtaking 6.5-inch Punch FullView Display which fills up the entire front of the device and provides

Turn the phone around and you’ll see the redesigned camera bump which houses the iconic quad-camera system consisting of the 64MP high-resolution main camera as well as the ultra-wide, macro and bokeh sensors which support a wide range of everyday photography scenarios. 

The 64MP camera lens ups the P40 lite 5G’s game with its high-res camera mode and this increase in resolution is beneficial, especially when shooting landscape and panoramic scenes.

The ultra-wide-angle lens is perfect for capturing memorable group photos, while the macro lens and bokeh lens make taking extreme closeups and professional grade bokeh a dream.

Huawei’s P40 lite 5G excels at video and includes innovate features such as Huawei Dual-View Video Mode, which lets you create videos by using two different cameras at the same time, 960fps slow-motion video recording and brilliant time-lapse creation options.

The selfie-camera is equipped with an f/2.0 wide-aperture lens incorporates an advanced Super Night Selfie mode. Using advanced portrait algorithms Multi-Frame Fusion to boost colour and details in the background, your selfies will stand out no matter when you take them.

The new Space Silver colour – my personal favourite – hits it out of the park with its unique two-tone colour scheme that manages to make the phone feel both refined and youthful.

All of this is encased in a 3D glass design which makes it feel more premium and makes it more comfortable to hold.

Superfast 5G

Huawei’s P40 lite 5G is powered the company’s advanced 7nm Kirin 820 5G chipset. Boasting an octa-core CPU, an advanced NPU (neural processing unit) and integrated Mali GPU, the device is not only capable of super-fast 5G but also brings GPU Turbo for optimised gaming performance and advanced AI capabilities.

The CPU allows the chipset to optimise resources based on different scenarios for the optimum balance between performance and power. 

Powering all of this impressive technology is the massive 4000mAh battery which will get ensure taht you make it through the day without having to worry about battery life. When you do need to charge the Huawei P40 lite 5G, the 40W SuperCharge means that you won’t have to waste unnecessary time waiting for your battery to fill up.

Overview

At just R9,499, the Huawei P40 Lite 5G is an impressive device with a beautiful display, professional grade cameras and 5G, making it the most afforadable 5G device in South Africa.

The Huawei P40 lite 5G can be purchased at the Huawei Store online.