Huawei P40 lite getting the most from your social media experience

The Huawei P40 Lite, launched in SA on 18 May 2020.


SPONSORED - Today’s social media is heavily focused on pictures and videos, which mean your photography and videography game needs to be on point. Investing in a professional camera setup is not really an option, as it’s expensive, and often very complicated to learn. Smartphone photography with your HUAWEI P40 lite is a much easier solution, one where taking memorable photos and videos is as simple as point and click.

The new HUAWEI P40 lite comes with four cameras in its 48MP AI Quad camera setup. This includes the 48MP main camera for high resolution pictures and videos, a 8MP ultra-wide angle lens for 120 degree field of view, a 2MP macro lens for detailed close-ups and a 2MP bokeh lens for portrait shots. You also get a great selfie camera and, to make things even easier, a powerful AI system to help you take even better pictures.

Here are a few tips on what you can do to take some great photos with this device and improve your social media presence.

  1. Frame your shot and simply tap
    Thanks to its 48MP Quad AI camera, taking beautiful pictures on the HUAWEI P40 lite is quite simple. All you have to do is find a picture-worthy subject, turn on the camera, frame it exactly the way you want it, and hit the shutter button. You can also enjoy taking super-high resolution images with the 48MP main camera and even beautiful portrait shots with rich bokeh effects, thanks to the 2MP bokeh lens. With this phone, the hardest part of a great social media profile is coming up with cool captions and the right hashtags.

  2. No light? No problem!
    Taking good photos at night has long been an issue with smartphone cameras. But this problem ends with the HUAWEI P40 lite. Simply switch to the Night option and the camera and AI will take care of all the complicated settings, resulting in a truly stunning photo, thanks to the Handheld Super Night Mode complete with AI stabilisation. While you point and click, the camera setup uses advanced technology and AI features to enhance the image, remove noise, adjust exposure and even stabilise it so that you get that perfect night shot, without having to use a tripod.

  3. Make it even easier with the help of AI
    The HUAWEI P40 lite comes with some seriously powerful AI support that make your photos even better. For example, the AI HDR+ feature will enhance light and bring a professional look to your photos, while the AI Body Shaping feature can help you improve your posture in relation to the environment. For the best videos, AI Video Editor is here to help! Now you can add background music, trim videos and even add effects, all at the touch of a button.

  4. Take both wide angle shots and close up shots
    When snapping landscape shots of the city skyline or sunsets at the beach, you want to capture the true beauty of these marvels. However, panoramic shots can be challenging. This is where the HUAWEI P40 lite’s 8MP Ultra-Wide lens shines. Thanks to its ability to shoot at a 120-degree angle, you can get everything in one frame, be it the entire sky during a fireworks show, a big group of friends or that beautiful mountain range.

    On the other hand, if you want to get a close up of a stunning piece of jewellery, or even zoom in to get the finer details on a leaf, all you have to do is switch to Macro shooting. The 2MP Macro lens will let you get as close as 4cm to your subject, so you can have some creative and very detailed shots to give an artistic look to your social media profile.

  5. Let’s not forget about selfies
    Of course your social media profile needs selfies! But what can really make your selfies stand out is shots that look like they were taken with a professional camera. Thanks to the HUAWEI P40 lite’s 16MP AI Selfie camera, this is exactly what you will get. Simply get into frame, strike the right pose and tap on your screen. You can also take beautiful selfies in low-light, thanks to Super Night Selfie 2.0, which means you can also post some great pictures of a braai or a late night family dinner without worrying about blur.


  1. Access to all your fave social media apps on HUAWEI AppGallery

Huawei’s app store, HUAWEI AppGallery, boasts access to all the social media apps you need and provides top-notch security and privacy while still helping to make you famous. If this app platform doesn’t have a particular app you need, however, then you can simply phone clone it from your old device.

Follow these tips and the stunning photos taken by your HUAWEI P40 lite will be the secret ingredients to building an enviable social media profile.

You can now purchase the HUAWEI P40 lite for the RRP of R6,499 from, 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