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Huawei P40 and P40 Pro arrive in South Africa

Huawei P40 Pro
(Image credit: Elisa Huttunen)

The Huawei P40 and P40 Pro arrived in South Africa at the beginning of this month. If you want to get your hands on one of these edgy products, they are available through all major service providers. 

Telkom, Vodacom and MTN are all offering deals on Huawei's latest release. 

The P40 boasts a 6.1" display, winde-angle rear cameras including a 50MP Ultra Vision Camera, 16MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera and 8MP Telephoto Camera. The front Camera is a 32MP Selfie Camera.

While the P40 is the cheaper relative, the Pro has Huawei enthusiasts hot under the collar. The bigger 6.58" display and better cameras include the 50 MP Ultra Vision Camera, 40 MP Cine Camera, 12 MP SuperSensing Telephoto Camera, 3D Depth Sensing Camera on the rear and a 32MP Selfie Camera on the front.

Both run on the latest EMUI 10 Android operation system, though it should be noted Huawei still doesn't run Google Mobile Services which is extremely limiting. Despite having its own OS based on the Google system, it isn't quite the same. 

What counts in their favour is the price. The P40 will set you back  R15,999 and the P40 Pro is priced at R 20,699.

Each service provider offers contracts on the phones. Huawei has a promotion on for free Huawei FreeBuds 3, which would set you back R2,999. This deal runs until the beginning of July, which is a nice bonus. All you have to do is claim the promotion from Huawei once you've purchased the phone.

Leila Stein

Leila Stein is an experienced multimedia journalist and content producer with a special interest in data journalism. she is skilled in news writing, editing, online writing and multimedia content production and have a Bachelor of Journalism  from Rhodes University and an Honours in Historical Studies from University of Cape Town.