Huawei’s P40 Lite launching in South Africa “soon”

Huawei’s P40 series will soon be available in South Africa, but before we get to the main attractions – the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro+ – the P40 lite is the first device from the new flagship series that will be available in South Africa. It is also the second HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) device to launch in South Africa after the Y7p. In a press release, Huawei notes that the P40 lite is “more elegant, more powerful, more sophisticated and more robust than its predecessors, and has been specifically engineered to offer an unparalleled entertainment experience.”

The P40 lite packs a few features not usually seen on mid-range including a 6.4-inch Punch FullView Display, 90.6% screen-to-body ratio and 48MP quad-camera. The camera’s four lenses allow you to capture high-resolution, ultra-wide, macro and portrait shots and is able to capture low-light and night-time images thanks to its Super Night Mode 2.0 feature which works on both the front and rear cameras. This technology brightens dark areas, enhances skin tones and facial features, and reduces noise.

Huawei says that the P40 lite’s video functionality is just as good as its photography and it comes with an AI video editor to make editing easier. The video editor can intelligently trim footage, add background music, and easily incorporate various transition effects. The video editing tools mean that you can shoot, edit and upload your videos and vlogs in a matter of minutes.

The P40 lite is powered by the Kirin 810, a high-end 7nm chipset, which is integrated with a Mali G52 GPU that boasts excellent graphics processing capabilities. In addition, the 4200MAh battery and 40W Huawei SuperCharge support offer lower power consumption and long-lasting battery life.

These advances – as well as the device’s support for GPU Turbo, Kirin Gaming+ and Huawei’s Da Vinci NPU architecture – make it ideal for serious mobile gamers. The device keeps up easily with the high frame rate of mobile games, dynamically watches any performance bottlenecks, and offers an in-game chat box (including WhatsApp) that means an end to interrupted gaming. The HD game effect enhancement also improves image quality, clarity and contrast to create a more immersive gaming experience.

The P40 lite will be available later this month from the and all mobile operators in Sakura Pink, Midnight Black or Crush Green.

Local pricing has not yet been confirmed by Huawei, however the device is expected to retail for R7 299.00 from 7 May 2020 according to Cellucity.

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