It is not every day that a major smartphone brand launches their units in Africa. Even though we get them here at the end of the day, they are almost never launched here and only brought in by wiling entrepreneurs looking to satisfy a ready market.
Huawei is slowly changing that narrative with the recent introduction of the Mate 40 Pro flagship to the South African market. The phone which will sell for R19,999 locally brings on board the latest Kirin 9000 chipset, paired with a massive battery at 4400mAh and the impressive 50MP main camera.
At this price, the phone is fitted with 5G right out of the box. Even though the technology is not widespread yet, buying this unit now means you don’t have to worry about upgrading your phone when 5G later becomes mainstream. Unless you really want to, that is.
That said, we should remind you that Huawei is still suffering the effects of the US ban and thus, you might not get access to licensed Google services on the device. Make sure to look out for all that before you open your wallet for this unit.
Besides that, though, the Mate 40 Pro is a powerhouse as small as they come. Packing a massive battery with impressive specs and a powerful CPU under the hood, while backed by one of the best names in the smartphone tech market, you can almost not go wrong here.