The Huawei P40 Lite was announced by Huawei today in a press release ahead of its local introduction. The Huawei P40 Lite will be released with a 6.4-inch 2310 x 1080 pixel LCD display with a circular punch hole for its front-facing 16MP, f/2.0 aperture camera.
The Huawei P40 Lite includes a set of four cameras on its back: : 48 MP Main Camera with f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultra wide angle lens with f/2.4 aperture, 2MP bokeh lens with f/2.4 aperture, and 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. As Huawei revealed today, “with its 4 rear cameras, HUAWEI P40 lite manages to capture wider, sharper and more defined shots than you ever imagined. Make cinematic portraits with bokeh lenses, switch to the macro lens and capture nature in all its splendour.”
Inside the Huawei P40 is a 7nm Kirin 810 processor with 2 x Cortex-A76 2.27 GHz + 6 x Cortex-A55 1.88 GHz. That SoC is one of several features that make this Huawei smartphone exceedingly similar to the Honor 9X Pro, also released – more widely than its initial showing – earlier this year.
Above you’ll see an image of the P40 Lite that shows how fast it’ll charge (HUAWEI SuperCharge (Max 40 W)) – quick! It’ll sport a 4,200 mAh battery too – hefty! The speedy charging stated here comes through with the 40W power adaptor with support for Huawei SuperCharge fast charging function and the corresponding USB/Type-C cable.
This smartphone features HMS, Huawei Mobile Services. This means it features the Huawei AppGallery rather than the GMS-centric Google Play app and media store. This device will not be able to run any Google-made Android apps whatsoever – for now. That includes all sideloading of apps from Google’s collection of services.
Software in this device is Android 10-based EMUI 10.0.1, as Huawei suggests, “This product comes with Android 10 AOSP and HUAWEI Mobile Services (HMS). Google Mobile Services (GMS) is not preinstalled.”
One version of the device was revealed today with 6 GB of RAM + 128 GB of ROM. Potential storage expansion works with a SD NM card slow – up to 256GB. This P40 Lite has a fingerprint scanner for phone unlock – and it has an NFC sensor inside.
The first place you’ll find the Huawei P40 Lite available for sale is Cellucity at the moment. It will be released in Crush Green, Sakura Pink, and Midnight Black. Pricing for the Huawei P40 Lite was rumoured to start at approximately R5999. But thanks to the tweets from fellow journalist Brendon Petersen of reframed, his tweets cleared things up. You can expect to purchase the P40 Lite between R6999 and R7299 when it launches later this month.
— Brendon Petersen (@BrendonInCT) May 5, 2020
Earlier today, 20 May 2020, Huawei South Africa confirmed that you can now purchase the HUAWEI P40 lite for R6,499 from https://huaweistore.co.za/p40-lite.html, 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 www.huaweistore.co.za