The HUAWEI P40 lite, the first of its P40 series smartphones to be launched in SA, is finally here. Following the sleek design and innovative philosophies that the P series is well known for, the new HUAWEI P40 lite incorporates an innovative rear quad-camera, a large battery and a powerful Kirin 810 chipset that enhances the user experience – making yet another trend-setting smartphone for consumers who love to play, capture and share.

The HUAWEI P40 lite brings together concepts of chic and inspiration, using advanced features and technology to demonstrate Huawei’s industrial design prowess. Featuring a powerful 48MP Quad AI Camera with an iconic design and premium hardware, the HUAWEI P40 lite is designed to provide users with powerful performance and deliver an even better user experience. The HUAWEI P40 lite is also the second Huawei device to launch in SA that comes with Huawei’s HMS ecosystem.

Capture more with the stylish 48MP AI quad-camera

The HUAWEI P40 lite is equipped with a quad-camera system that forms a unique, trend-setting matrix arrangement at the rear. The 48MP Main Camera supports Huawei’s latest multi-frame composition technology, capable of producing amazing colours by stitching together multiple photos taken in quick succession.

The 8MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens offers a 120-degree field of view for users to capture more, and is ideal for landscape, architecture and group photos. The smartphone’s 2MP Macro Lens can focus on objects from 4cm away, adding versatility to the powerful setup. The quad-camera setup also includes a Bokeh Lens that works with AI to simulate natural, shallow depth-of-field effects to take portraits to the next level.

The quad-camera system on the HUAWEI P40 lite supports Super Night Mode – letting users snap great night photos on the go, without having to use a tripod. For videos, the HUAWEI P40 lite supports a powerful AI Video Editor that can be used to add background music and trim footage, making it easier for users to create social media-friendly content wherever they are.

In addition, the Huawei’s fourth-generation ISP embedded in the SoC works in tandem with software to support a range of enhancements, including noise reduction and overexposure correction.

The front camera on the HUAWEI P40 lite comes with Super Night Selfie 2.0 to capture stunning selfies across all lighting conditions. Tapping into advanced AI algorithms, the camera optimises both the subject and the background to help users take gorgeous selfies with minimal effort.

Outstanding performance

Always primed for action, the HUAWEI P40 lite packs a high-capacity 4200mAh battery with support for the TÜV Rheinland-certified 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge solution. It can be charged to 70% in just 30 minutes.

The smartphone also comes with high speed 6GB RAM, which perfectly unleashes the CPU’s and GPU’s powerful performance. Whether launching multiple apps, editing videos, or running resource-intensive games, users can enjoy an uninterrupted experience.

The HUAWEI P40 lite is powered by the Kirin 810, which is manufactured with Huawei’s industry-leading 7nm process. Compared with 8nm chips, Kirin 810 has a 50% higher transistor density and offers 20% lower power consumption, delivering excellent performance and power efficiency. Apart from the Octa-core CPU, the HUAWEI P40 lite uses a new AI scheduling technology to deeply optimise and flexibly allocate CPU resources for various apps, so as to achieve lower power consumption.

In terms of GPU, the Kirin 810 is integrated with a Mali G52 customised GPU, which has strong computing capability and is excellent at processing graphic details. The chip also supports Kirin Gaming+. Together with the system-level AI scheduling, GPU driver upgrade, GPU loading optimisation and HD game effect enhancement, the HUAWEI P40 lite delivers a fully upgraded gaming experience to users.

Pre-installed with EMUI10, the HUAWEI P40 lite is loaded with smart features that are all presented in an intuitive user interface (UI). A new magazine layout re-arranges multiple UI elements for better readability. Dark Mode has been re-engineered according to human eye ergonomics to deliver improved text legibility, reading comfort and overall consistency across the UI.

Iconic design that stands out from the crowd

The HUAWEI P40 lite sports a cutting-edge HUAWEI Punch FullView Display with no notches. Instead, it uses a blind hole for the front camera, which is located at the top left corner of the display. The 6.4-inch HUAWEI Punch FullView Display supports a Full HD+ resolution and wide colour gamut with a high screen-to-body ratio of 90.6%, delivering an immersive viewing experience.

The back of the HUAWEI P40 lite features stunning colours, which are accentuated by the metallic highlights on the protective layer. Curved on four sides, the device is compact and offers a comfortable hold. The smartphone uses an innovative, side-mounted fingerprint power button that unlocks faster with a higher success rate.

Smart experience makes for a smart lifestyle

The HUAWEI P40 lite packs smart features that improve everyday life. One of these key features is the Game Dock, which allows users to add a chat box into the game interface and adjust its size and position flexibly. In this way, users can play and chat at the same time without missing any of the fun.

The HUAWEI P40 lite also comes with Huawei’s app store, HUAWEI AppGallery. It features the latest and greatest local and global apps, from shopping to social media to entertainment to banking. Huawei’s app security is top-notch, with a four-layer detection system, ensuring thorough scans of everything that you download.  

You can now purchase the HUAWEI P40 lite for the RRP of R6,499 from, Takealot, and all mobile operators. The smartphone is available in the following colours: Sakura Pink, Crush Green*, and Midnight Black.

*Crush Green variant is only available on Takealot and