See it all clearly
Those breath-taking views on a weekend away. That close up of a creepy crawly on the walk to school. The portrait of your extended family at a special birthday lunch. The P40 lite 5G’s impressive 64 MP AI Quad Camera system will capture them all perfectly, giving you memories you’ll want to share.
Choose next-level intelligence
Your smartphone’s processor, or chipset, is like its brain. The Huawei P40 lite 5G features the new and improved 7nm Kirin 820 chipset, promising improved performance, whether you’re watching videos or messaging friends. And your photos and videos will look better for it too. The Kirin ISP 5.0 takes care of image processing and noise reduction, for lovely clear shots every time.
Get the power you need
Whether you’re playing games on the train, using your phone for directions, or enjoying an audio book in the car, you need a battery that will go the distance. The Huawei P40 lite 5G’s large 4,000 mAh battery will last and last, and when power’s running low, you can boost your charge to 70% in half an hour, with Huawei’s safe 40 W SuperCharge technology.
Making life easier
Moving to the Huawei P40 lite 5G is a piece of cake, thanks to Huawei’s new suite of tools designed to help you find apps and content. Phone Clone will transfer your existing apps, photos, contacts and other data from your old phone to your P40 lite 5G. AppGallery is the official platform developed by Huawei. Search and download your favourite apps. Find out more.
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- What is the AppGallery?
AppGallery is the official platform developed by Huawei for distributing apps, where you can search for and download apps. It features a four-layer detection mechanism to ensure app security.
Huawei AppGallery has over 400 million active users in 170+ countries, offering people a great way to install the apps they want. The Huawei AppGallery also has over one million apps worldwide, and has had over 180 billion cumulative downloads in the past year.
- What operating system will be pre-installed on my Huawei device?
New Huawei Mobile Services devices come pre-installed with the latest Android AOSP (Android Open Source Project) with the latest EMUI, Huawei's self-developed user interface platform. For more details on the Android AOSP and EMUI versions, please check the specifications section featured on the device page.
- Do these devices support Google Mobile Services (GMS)?
Huawei Mobile Services devices do not support GMS. Users will have access to apps in the Huawei AppGallery, which is pre-installed on Huawei smartphones and tablets, or from elsewhere on the internet.
Google apps aren’t available on Huawei Mobile Services devices. Apps that aren’t pre-installed include Google Maps, Gmail, Google Search, YouTube, Chrome, Google Drive, Google Play Store, Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Grab, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Messenger, Waze, etc.
Being without GMS means some Android apps that require GMS support might not work properly on Huawei phones and tablets. If you’re unable to access a specific app, you can try accessing it through your phone or tablet web browser and create shortcuts on your home screen to the relevant websites.
Huawei is working with global app developers to continuously improve the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) platform and offer a premium user experience.
- If the device doesn’t have GMS, how do I use Google apps?
Currently, it’s not possible to download Google apps on new Huawei devices. However, all Huawei smartphones and tablets come with pre-installed, easy-to-use apps such as Huawei Browser to easily browse the web, and Huawei Cloud for safe and secure cloud storage.
You can transfer most of your existing apps (such as WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and Spotify) via the Phone Clone app from your current handset to your new Huawei device. The pre-installed Huawei AppGallery has lots of top apps, including Depop, TikTok, Microsoft Office and many more. It also includes download links for apps like Facebook and WhatsApp.
There are also some great alternative apps that you can explore such as Maps.me.
For apps like Gmail or YouTube, you can use the web browser version.
It’s important to remember that not all apps will have been optimised by developers for non-GMS devices, so individual app experiences may vary depending on the level of GMS integration into the app.
- What if I can't find the app I want in Huawei AppGallery?
The Huawei AppGallery is a work in progress. You can also add your app request to Huawei’s wishlist in the AppGallery, and you’ll be notified when it’s available.
Also, the Huawei Community has help & support from Huawei fans across the UK, which will help you to unlock the full potential of your device.
- Will I be able to use Facebook, Twitter and other apps?
Yes – Facebook, Twitter and some other apps can be downloaded directly from their respective websites.
- Will I be able to download Google apps in the future?
Huawei is in close communication with Google, but we can't comment on what other companies are doing right now.
There’s plenty of choice in AppGallery, including a variety of apps for navigation (including HereWeGo), email and video content. You can also download apps from other app stores and websites.
- Is it safe to download/install GMS on Huawei phones or tablets?
Huawei strongly recommends that you use AppGallery to download apps. It’s designed to deliver a safe and secure user experience and features a professional four-layer security system designed to detect malicious behaviour, facilitate privacy checks and ensure app security.
You can choose to install Google apps and services if you like, but your experience using these apps may vary, and Huawei won’t offer support or accept any responsibility if you decide to download and install them.
- Do Huawei Mobile Services devices have security updates?
Yes – Huawei will provide security updates to keep all their devices secure. AppGallery features a four-layer detection mechanism to ensure that apps featured on the platform are safe to download and use, and apps downloaded from other sources will be checked by Huawei’s built-in virus scanner.
- Can I use Google Search on HUAWEI Browser?
Yes – you can access all Google-operated websites on the phone or tablet's built-in Huawei Browser.
- What is Phone Clone, and is it safe?
Phone Clone can be used to migrate most of your data, such as contacts, photos, calendar entries and apps, from your current phone or tablet to your new Huawei device. Any personal information in your apps, like usernames and passwords, won’t be stored or transferred.
- Does my device support In-App Purchases (IAP)?
Google Pay isn’t available, but Huawei devices support in-app purchases via payment card and Charge to Mobile.
- Does 5G work with Dual Sim?
When using two connections in Dual Sim mode, 5G data isn't supported on either connection, so they’ll both use 4G. If you’re using a single sim only (or have only one sim active) and it’s a 5G one, then you can access 5G wherever it’s available on the O2 network.
The legal bit
RPI: Each year your Airtime Plan will be increased by the Retail Price Index (RPI) rate of inflation announced in February plus 3.9%. If RPI is negative, we’ll only apply the 3.9%. You’ll see this increase on your April 2022 bill onwards. Find out more at o2.co.uk/prices.
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Change your airtime tariff after 30 days and then once every billing month during your minimum contract period, choosing from a selected family of tariffs. Some tariff extras are only available on the starting tariff, are not transferable, and may be lost if you change to an ineligible tariff. Devices are subject to availability.
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RPI: Each year your Airtime Plan will be increased by the Retail Price Index (RPI) rate of inflation announced in February plus 3.9%. If RPI is negative, we’ll only apply the 3.9%. You’ll see this increase on your April 2022 bill onwards. See o2.co.uk/prices.
Unlimited Data available on O2 Custom Plans on selected handsets and selected SIM Only tariffs. Fair use policy applies, personal and non-commercial usage only. If you regularly use 650GB of data per month or tether 12 or more devices we may consider this to be non permitted use and have the right to move you to a more suitable plan. EU roaming capped at 25GB per month, chargeable at £3.50 per GB afterwards. For full terms see www.o2.co.uk/terms.