The national lockdown has thrown a number of events and launches out of whack, but as government cautiously lifts restrictions some semblance of normality is returning.

One launch that was thrown out of whack is that of the Huawei P40 series.

Back in March Huawei unveiled the smartphone to locals and had tentatively set mid-May as the release date for the device.

Of course seeing as we’re now at the tail-end of May that release date has come and gone, but Huawei has today announced the handset will be available from 1st June in South Africa.

While the release date has shifted slightly, South Africans will be pleased to know that the recommended pricing has remained at the point it was when the handset was announced in March.

  • Huawei P40 Pro – R20 999
  • Huawei P40 – R16 999

As you may well know, the Huawei P40 is the first flagship smartphone from the brand to showcase its Huawei Mobile Services and the Huawei AppGallery.

While it does take some getting used to, our Robin-Leigh Chetty found it to be a serviceable experience so long as you can deal with the growing pains of not being able to make use of some Google applications.

You can read our full review of the Huawei P40 Pro here.