One of the biggest buzz words in South Africa right now is 5G. Numerous telecom providers are announcing the roll out of 5G networks across the country’s major metropolitan areas. Along with this expansion of 5G networks, various companies have been releasing new 5G-enabled devices, from smartphones to tablets. This is a great stride for South Africa, especially now when our digital dependency as a country has become heightened as we continue to grapple with the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic. More than ever before, we need easy and efficient internet access.
Huawei has been instrumental in the introduction of 5G in the country and, as part of its continued efforts to open up the capabilities of 5G technologies to everyday South Africans, the company has recently announced the launch of their all-new HUAWEI P40 Lite 5G. Here are five reasons why upgrading to the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G will fundamentally change your relationship with smartphones.
- Super 5G performance all day, every day
One of the main reasons to switch to the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G is, of course, its 5G capabilities. The device is powered by Kirin 820 5G SoC, which is integrated with a 5G modem. The smartphone covers over eight frequency bands to bring users a reliable 5G network experience. More frequency bands means a larger 5G network coverage. In some areas where ordinary smartphones can’t receive 5G signals, the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G can still work on 4G networks smoothly.
Additionally, the Kirin 820 SoC consumes less power and generates less heat for a more stable experience when running 5G apps. The power-saving nature of the phone is further enhanced by the large 4000mAh battery, and it also supports 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge. The HUAWEI P40 lite 5G can charge 70% in half an hour – offering a safe and reliable charging experience to bring uninterrupted performance, which is crucial in today’s always-on world.
- A super camera setup with features you really need.
One of the biggest pull factors of Huawei’s devices are the cameras, and understandably so. The HUAWEI P40 lite 5G lives up to the standards that its predecessors have set, and offers you four main cameras in the rear setup. This 64MP Hi-res AI Quad Camera setup is a master of hi-res photography in all kinds of settings, but is also great for shooting videos in 4K, i.e. very high resolution.
This AI Quad camera set up is comprised of a 64MP main camera, which is capable of capturing more light and details. Then the 8 MP Ultra-wide Angle Lens enables you to get stunning wide angle shots, regardless of whether it’s a large group photo, rolling landscape snaps or portrait images.
Finally, the Macro Lens allows users to capture anything up to 4cm away from the lens, and the handy Bokeh Lens allows users to blur out backgrounds in a natural manner, while giving undivided attention and detail to the subject of the photos.
There is also a 16MP front camera, which supports Super Night Selfie and algorithms for hardware-level noise reduction.
- A gaming beast
While many smartphones offer gaming features on the side, it is rare for a lot of detail to be included in a device’s gaming capabilities. This is another reason why the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G will change your perception of gaming functionalities that most smartphones offer, as it comes equipped with Mali-G57 GPU, which significantly improves the gaming and entertainment experience for users.
The new GPU Turbo technology allows the system, CPU and GPU to collaborate to enhance the overall processing efficiency and deeply optimises the gaming experience of the device. Thanks to GPU Turbo, the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G can run graphically demanding games at a high frame rate smoothly, efficiently and effortlessly. So if you’re all about mobile gaming on the move, look no further than this device.
The gaming experience of the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G is optimised by the new EMUI 10.1, which brings a wide range of new features, including the upgraded AppAssistant for a seamless gaming experience with a floating window to reply to chat messages or adjust game settings.
- A trendy 5G flagship
Naturally, aesthetics are of huge importance in this day and age, especially to young South Africans. As always, Huawei has catered to this must-have feature with the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G, which boasts a slim and minimalist body with premium effects. The device is available in two unique colourways of Space Silver and Midnight Black.
Upfront, you get the 20:9 HUAWEI Punch FullView Display with an FHD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, which gives the device a sleek aesthetic, and also means that no matter what you watch, it will be more entertaining than ever.
- A truly premium video calling experience
In a time where many of us have been disconnected from our loved ones for so long, video calls and digital connectivity has become a fundamental part of everyday life. The HUAWEI P40 lite 5G caters for this new reality, and sports the all-new MeeTime, allowing users to immerse themselves in smooth 1080p FHD video calling anytime.
This feature leverages Huawei’s facial recognition technology to optimise picture quality for improved low-light performance, ensuring you get a crystal clear image of the person or people you’re chatting to, regardless of lighting conditions. The HUAWEI P40 lite 5G’s Screen Sharing lets users share their active screen during video calls, so they can show what they’ve been working on, which has become a definite must-have in today’s remote working world.
The HUAWEI P40 lite 5G can be purchased from the Huawei online store (www.huaweistore.co.za) and selected MTN and Vodacom outlets at an RRP of just R9,499.