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Why the HUAWEI Mate40 Pro is one of the best smartphones for 2021

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This article is sponsored by HUAWEI.

The Mate40 Pro arrived in South Africa in April, bringing some of HUAWEI’s most advanced smartphone technology to local shores.

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With a standout design and advanced hardware, the phone has many features that will attract consumers.

Here are five of the best features of the phone….

1. The Mate40 Pro design

With the Mate40 Pro, HUAWEI has created an immediately recognisable design that’s both striking and appealing.

The cameras of the smartphone are arranged using a Space Ring design, creating a futuristic look that shuns the traditional rectangular camera housing on most smartphones.

Then there’s the edge-to-edge horizon display, which has 88-degree curved edges that create a smooth curve. This makes the device feel more compact while still offering up an expansive display.

If you’re looking for a more traditional colour scheme, you can opt for the Black version of the phone, which offers a classy finish to the device. However, if you want to stand out, the Mystic Silver colour creates a pearlescent effect that feels hypnotic at times.

2. Camera with low light capabilities

The Mate40 Pro’s camera isn’t only notable because of its unique camera housing. The camera itself delivers great quality and exceptional low light performance.

The phone comes with a triple lens main camera. Rather than featuring just one powerful lens, it features a 50MP Ultra Vision lens, 20MP Cine lens, and 12MP lens. These lenses work together to create great shots regardless of whether your subject is up close or an entire landscape.

Between the high-quality Leica lenses and HUAWEI’s powerful software, low light photos are also no problem. The Mate40 Pro delivers rare performance in low light settings that will impress you with just how much it can accomplish where many competitors continue to lag behind.

3. HUAWEI Mate40 Pro performance

The Mate40 Pro comes with the Kirin 9000, the world’s first 5nm 5G SoC (system on a chip).

But this is more than just a technical tidbit–it translates to a device that is more battery efficient and delivers the needed performance to support its 5G and WiFi 6 connectivity.

The general smooth performance of the device extends from everyday usage and getting the best out of the display’s 90hz refresh rate, to enabling the smartphone’s powerful AI software to work in the background without slowing the phone down.

Speaking of AI and software…

4. Futuristic features thanks to its tech and AI

The new Kirin processor comes with an upgraded NPU (neural processing unit) which helps pack in seamless AI functionality throughout the features of the phone.

While this is most noticeable when it comes to the camera software, there are also a bunch of futuristic features that this enables.

For example, the Mate40 Pro has a gesture sensor that enables AI touch-free interactions. This includes the ability to browse through photos by simply moving your hand in front of the device.

The smartphone can even detect when you’re looking at it. So when you’re getting a phone call, just look at your device to lower the volume of the ringing. You can even set a favourite GIF or picture for your display so that when the phone detects your gaze, it brightens up your day with the image.

5. Battery

While the Mate40 Pro introduces many new features and futuristic tech, it also delivers a mainstay of the HUAWEI brand — a reliable, long-lasting battery.

With a 4400mAh battery, the device easily lasts through the day. It also comes with 66W SuperCharge and 50W Wireless SuperCharge.

Thanks to the innovations in its processor and AI, the phone’s components are more efficient. This delivers a battery that’s built to last you through the day and quickly juice up when it’s time to charge.

HUAWEI Mate40 Pro price and where to buy

The HUAWEI Mate40 Pro is now available for a recommended price of R19 999.

The HUAWEI Online Store is running a special offer for customers who buy the phone, up to 30 April. Customers will receive a free bundle valued R5 697.

The bundle includes a pair of HUAWEI FreeBuds 3, a HUAWEI wireless charger CP60, and the HUAWEI VIP service.

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