The prospect of 5G is an exciting one and its benefits are simply game-changing.

Not only will 5G networks and devices enable us to achieve technological feats like lower latency, network slicing and greater transmission speeds, but these will also fundamentally shift the way we consume and interact with social media content, entertainment and gaming. 

Given the importance and topicality of 5G in the South African market in particular, many network providers are rolling out 5G networks across the country. To match this expansion of 5G networks, various tech companies have been steadily increasing their product offerings when it comes to 5G-enabled devices. Although this is a huge stride for South Africa, as 5G availability can be seen as an accelerant to digital transformation, these 5G-enabled devices are usually flagship smartphones, so are unaffordable to many South Africans.

However, as a bold disruptor and relentless innovator in the tech space, Huawei has recently unveiled an affordable, mid-range 5G-enabled device – the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G. This device brings 5G technologies and futuristic hardware to the everyday South African, and is almost certain to be a hit among South Africa’s youth, given the potential that this device has to unlock a new realm of capabilities for their gaming and social media needs.

Here are some reason why the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G is a device that is bound to completely change your gaming and social media experience.

  1. Unparalleled 5G performance for a seamless gaming and social media experience

The HUAWEI P40 lite 5G is powered by the Kirin 820 5G SoC, which is integrated with a 5G modem and supports NSA network mode, empowering it to cover over eight frequency bands. This means that users will experience a consistently reliable and extensive 5G network coverage. In some areas where ordinary smartphones can’t receive 5G signals, the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G can still work on a 5G network smoothly, meaning that gaming fanatics and social media butterflies will be able to seamlessly interact with their content.

The smartphone also enables a stable download speed and lower latency, meaning that the latest games can be downloaded with ease and you can keep abreast of the latest social media trends on the go, regardless of where you are. The Kirin 820 SoC enables the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G to consume less power and generates less heat for a more stable experience when running games and 5G apps. The phone’s power-saving nature is further enhanced by the large 4000mAh battery, and supports 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge. The HUAWEI P40 lite 5G can charge to 70% in half an hour – offering a safe yet reliable charging experience to bring uninterrupted performance. This is imperative to online gamers and South African youth, who need to be able to access the world of social media anywhere, and anytime.

  • A super camera setup for high-quality visual content.

The HUAWEI P40 lite 5G is the perfect tool for a social media feed that looks like it was curated by a professional photographer, as the device offers you not two or three, but four main cameras in the rear setup. This 64MP Hi-res AI Quad Camera, is a master of hi-res photography in all kinds of settings, and is also great for shooting videos in 4K (very high resolution).

This AI Quad camera set up is comprised of a 64MP main camera, which is fitted with a f/1.8 aperture, 0.8μm pixel size and a 1/1.7-inch sensor, which is capable of capturing more light and details. The 16MP front camera supports Super Night Selfie and hardware-level noise reduction. This means that front camera of the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G is able to get you those stunning insta-worthy pics, whether you’re snapping them in the day or in the evening.

The smartphone’s 120° Ultra-wide Angle Lens enables you to get stunning wide angle shots, whether they’re of rolling landscape images, group photos (now that we can see family again) or portrait orientation images. With this lens, you can easily create outstanding visual content, empowering you to position yourself as a social media professional and even influencer, which can potentially open the doors to you earning money from your posts.

The Macro Lens of the device allows you to capture anything up to 4cm away from the lens, and the handy Bokeh Lens allows you to blur out backgrounds in a natural manner, while giving undivided attention and detail to the subject of the photos, further bolstering the quality and appearance of your social media feeds.

  • Superior hardware for a gaming beast

While many smartphones offer gaming features on the side, it is rare for such detail to be paid to a device’s gaming functionality. This is another reason why the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G will completely change your gaming experience, as it comes equipped with Mali-G57 GPU, delivering a significantly improved gaming and entertainment experience for users. The new GPU Turbo technology allows the system, CPU and GPU 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. Couple this with the seamless gaming access that the Kirin 820 5G SoC offers, and you have yourself a device is designed with the purpose of mobile gaming at its core.

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.

This smartphone comes in Space Silver and Midnight Black with 15GB free cloud storage for 12 months and Huawei Video FilmBox access for three months, valid until 31 December 2020.

Be one of the first 1,000 people to purchase the HUAWEI P40 lite 5G and you’ll get 1GB data & R500 airtime from The Unlimited. Ts&Cs apply. (Promotional vouchers are redeemable on the HUAWEI AppGallery)

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