Huawei P40 Lite: South African pricing and availability revealed

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Hot on the heels of the Huawei P40 and P40 Pro launches, local pricing and availability info has now been revealed for the P40 Lite.

The P40 Lite series features a design that’s distinctly different from its more expensive siblings, but does include a selfie camera cutout in a 6.4-inch 2310×1080 display.

It’s powered by the Kirin 810 chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. While the latter number can be bolstered, it can only be done via Huawei’s NanoMemory cards.

At the rear, the phone sports a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP camera for bokeh.

That aforementioned selfie camera houses a 16MP sensor.

The P40 Lite is powered by a 4200mAh battery — the same capacity as the P40 Pro — and features 40W supercharging support.

Thankfully, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor is also included — similar to the Nova 5T — while a headphone jack makes a welcome appearance too.

And yes, the phone doesn’t include Google Mobile Services or any Google apps for that matter. It does run on Android 10, but is commanded by Huawei’s set of mobile services and apps.

According to local retailer Cellucity, the phone will be available in South Africa this month and retail for R5499.

Contracts will start at R349 per month across 24 months.

Feature image: Huawei

Andy Walker, former editor


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