Honor Android 11 Update: Supported device and Magic UI 4.0 Features

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Last updated on April 10th, 2021 at 06:30 pm

Update as of January 9: Based on the latest information, the Magic UI 4.0 will bring on-board a new feature called file flash transfer feature which allows resumable transfers, long-distance large file sharing, among others. According to the latest piece of information, devices like Honor 30 Pro, 30 Pro+, V30, V30 Pro, Honor 30, V20, Honor 20, 20 Pro, and Magic 2 will get the feature soon.

Update as of November 17: Honor, a sub-brand from Huawei, has sold off its Honor business to Zhixin New Information Technology Co. Ltd in China. The Honor smartphones will receive software updates as usual without any sudden changes to the Chinese OEM at this moment. Read more about it here

Update as of October 29: According to the latest update, the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei had already released EMUI 11/MagicUI 4.0 on 10 models as public beta followed by ten models to be added today. Turns out Wang Chenglu who is the president of Huawei’s consumer business software department said that the company plans to roll out the Android 11 based update on 37 models. The company is aiming to reach more than 200 million users and plans an upgrade rate of 90%. He further added that the company is sought to rank first in terms of both upgrade volume and upgrade rate. [Source]

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Update as of October 22: According to the latest update, the Chinese manufacturer Huawei has released the second MagicUI 4.0 update across Honor V30, Honor V30 Pro, Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro, and Honor 30 Pro+ in its home country. The update outside China is not available as of now. The update is rolling out for those users who had signed up for internal testing. [Source]

Update as of September 11: 

Update 01: Now that the source code for Android 11 is readily available, a Huawei spokesperson has clarified that Huawei will deploy some of the features from Android 11 to EMUI 11/ Magic UI 4.0. Although there’s no list of features that can be cached on Huawei’s custom UI so we will have to wait until more information comes our way. [Source]

Update 02: Apparently, Huawei has made an announcement on Huawei Community according to which, the Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 closed beta testing will commence in mid-September. This includes Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro, Honor 30 Pro+, Honor 30 Youth, Honor 30S, Honor View30 (Honor V30), and Honor View30 Pro (Honor V30 Pro). If you are using any of these devices, check out for the OTA update although it is limited to a handful of uses only. [Source]

Update as of September 10:  EMUI 11/ Magic UI 4.0 which are for Huawei and Honor phones respectively has been officially launched at the HDC 2020 held earlier today. The new version will commence rolling out to selected devices before proceeding to all eligible devices in batches and a number of factors will play a vital role in deciding when each model will get its update.  [Source]

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Update as of September 08: Google has now officially launched the much-anticipated 11th major mobile operating system aka Android 11. Earlier known as Android R, the Android 11 packs in a plethora of features that exceeds the previous iterations with a great magnitude. This year, Android 11 is more user-friendly with revamped material design and UI and it is focused on security & privacy of the users among other factors. 


Update: Android 11 is now official as of September 8, 2020.

The sub-brand of Huawei, Honor that focuses on the young generation of the smartphone world, is expected to bring some new features to the Magic UI 4.0. For those who do not know, Magic UI is a custom UI specifically meant for the Honor devices. Honor is also quite busy in updating its devices to the Android 10 update. And by the time it is doing that, Google has already released the Android 11 Developer Preview 1.1 for developers to test out the environments for their apps and games.

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Considering this, now that Android 11 is official, OEMs like Honor will quickly hop onto the bandwagon of releasing the latest Magic UI 4.0 which will be based on Android 11. In this post, we will keep you updated and posted about the supported Honor devices that will get the Magic UI 4.0 along with Android 11. We will also keep you updated regarding the features this new custom UI will bring in for the phones. So, that being said, let us take a look at the post itself:

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What’s on Android 11?

The stable Android 11 is officially here. It all started with the Android 11 Developer Preview 1 in February 2020 with a total of 6 updates before the stable Android 11 update is pushed out for the public. You can check out the image below which depicts the time frame of when the updates will be pushed.

android 11 timelineGoing by the timeline as mentioned above, the developer previews were released every month till May 2020. The final and stable build of Android 11 is now available for the OEMs. Huawei has confirmed releasing MagicUI 4.0 on selected Honor smartphones by mid-September and will soon release in other smartphones.

Android 11 Features

Talking about the features of the Android 11, you can check out the list of new features and enhancements it brings (as spotted by Gadget Hacks):

  • Scheduled Dark Theme
  • ‘Conversations’ Section in Notification Shade
  • Built-in Screen Recorder
  • Pin Apps in the Share Menu
  • Send Images in Notification Replies
  • New APIs for 5G
  • Reverse Wireless Charging Support (Google Pixel 4a or 5)
  • Use Bluetooth Headphones in Airplane Mode
  • Scrolling screenshots
  • Bubble Notifications on by Default
  • New Back Cover Gestures (Likely Pixel-Exclusive)
  • Show Refresh Rate
  • Power Menu Toggles
  • Quick Access Wallet
  • New Permissions Options
  • Background Location Access Must Be Granted Manually
  • Auto-Block Spammy Permission Prompts
  • New Scoped Storage Permission
  • New Motion Sense Gesture (Pixel 4)
  • New Notification History UI
  • Increase Touch Sensitivity
  • Better Back Sensitivity
  • Mobile Drivers License Support
  • Changes to BiometricPrompt API
  • Improved Call Screening
  • Support for Punch Hole & Waterfall Displays
  • Disable Vibrations While Using the Camera
  • HDMI Low-Latency Mode
  • Low Latency Video Decoding
  • New Bluetooth Stack
  • Separated Quick Settings & Notification Tray
  • Music Player in Quick Settings
  • Unsupported Bluetooth Codecs Are Now Grayed Out
  • Suggested Apps in Home Screen Dock

Honor Android 11 (MagicUI 4.0) Supported Devices

As per a recent report, below is the list of Honor devices that are going to get the Magic UI 4.0:

Honor View30 Pro

Already speculated to get Android 11 R, Honor View30 Pro is a flagship smartphone in the Honor View series. It is equipped with the latest Kirin 990 5G processor clubbed with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The update should arrive early next year although we couldn’t be extremely sure at this moment.

Update as of September 11: As per the update by Huawei Community, the Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 closed beta update is slated to arrive on Honor View30 Pro by mid-September 2020 although no date is available yet. [Source]

Honor View30

The standard Honor V30 is a 5G-enabled device thanks to its kirin 990 processor. The device is likely to be upgraded to Android 11-based Magic UI since it arrived with Android 10 out-of-the-box. The timeline is unavailable at the moment but Huawei tends to offer updates pretty quickly.

Update as of September 11:  According to the update coming from Huawei Community, the Honor View 30 which is also known as V30 in China is slated to get an Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 closed beta testing update in mid-September 2020 although the exact dates aren’t out yet. [Source]

Honor V30 Pro

The phone is equipped with a 6.57-inch FHD+ panel and a Kirin 990 5G chipset under the hood. It was released in November 2019 with Android 10.0 based Magic UI 3. Thus, there’s no doubt it will be bumped to Android 11 R sometime next year although the timeline isn’t confirmed yet.

Update as of July 07: Honor V30 Pro to get Android 11-based MagicUI 4.0 as per a purported list by Q3 2020 although take it with a pinch of salt.

Update as of September 11: The Honor V30 Pro is a Chinese variant of Honor VIew30 Pro. It is slated to get Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 closed beta testing update in mid-September although the dates aren’t available.  [Source]

Update as of September 22: Honor V30 Pro is now intercepting Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 beta update in China bearing version number 4.0.0.115. The update is OTA and it is being released in China so be patient.  [Source]

Update as of October 22: The Honor V30 is now receiving the second MagicUI 4.0 update bearing version number 4.0.0.138 for users who have participated in internal testing.  [Source]

Update as of November 21: Turns out the Honor V30 Pro is now intercepting a MagicUI 4.0 beta update as a part of internal beta program in China. [Source]

Honor V30

The standard V30 is powered by the same Kirin 990 5G processor alongside a 6.57-inch FHD+ IPS panel. It sports up to 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM along with triple rear camera setup. The device is highly likely to get Android 11 R given the fact that it arrived this year in February with Android 10 out-of-the-box.

Update as of July 07: With respect to the purported list detailing the first batch of Honor devices to get Android 11-based MagicUI 4.0 in Q3 2020, Honor V20 is one of the devices that are listed here.

Update as of September 11: The Honor V30 is a Chinese equivalent of Honor View30 launched globally. Just like its global variant, the Chinese variant too is in loop to get Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 closed beta testing update by mid-September.  [Source]

Update as of September 22: After opening recruitment for the Magic UI 4.0 closed beta, the first update is finally arriving. It is rolling out for Honor V30 in China where the phone’s software will be upgraded to V4.0.0.115 from the existing V3.1.0.219. [Source]

Update as of October 22: Honor V30 is intercepting the second MagicUI 4.0 update bearing version 4.0.0.138 rolling out for those who registered for internal testing.  [Source]

Update as of November 21: Based on the latest news, the Honor V30 is now intercepting MagicUI 4.0 beta update as a part of its internal beta program. This also means that the update is available for those who registered for the program beforehand.[Source

Honor 30

Honor 30 is a flagship smartphone with Kirin 985 5G processor on-board and 128/256GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, and a quad-camera setup. The phone originally arrived with Android 10-based Magic UI 3 with HMS in April 2020. This is enough to declare that it will be among the first to receive an Android 11 R upgrade in the Honor lineups.

Update as of September 11: According to the latest update, the Honor 30 will enter Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 closed beta testing in mid-September. [Source]

Update as of September 22: After V30 series, it is time for Honor 30 to get the Android 11-based Magic UI 4 beta update on the same day. The update brings version number 4.0.0.56 on-board and will be released in Chinese variant of Honor 30 via OTA update. [Source]

Update as of October 22: Honor 30 is now intercepting a second MagicUI 4.0 update based on Android 11. The update is arriving with version 4.0.0.125 via OTA for internal testing. [Source]

Update as of November 21: Honor 30 users are in for a treat as Honor is finally releasing MagicUI 4.0 on the device in China. It is a beta update available for those users who registered for its internal beta program for Honor 30. [Source]

Honor 30 Pro

The flagship Honor 30 Pro arrived with Kirin 990 5G similar to Honor View30 Pro and V30 Pro. It is the latest device released in April 2020 with Android 10-based Magic UI 3 with HMS. There’s no doubt that it will get Android 11 although the exact or even a tentative date is not available.

Update as of September 11: Honor 30 Pro will enter Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 closed beta testing in mid-September as per the report. [Source]

Update as of September 22: The Honor 30 Pro as a part of Honor 30 series is now intercepting Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 beta update in its home country i.e. China. The update brings the version 4.0.0.56 on the device and it is rolling out via OTA so be patience. [Source]

Update as of October 22: Honor 30 Pro is now intercepting second MagicUI 4.0 update bearing version number 4.0.0.138 as of now for internal testing. [Source]

Update as of November 21: Turns out Honor 30 Pro users are now intercepting MagicUI 4.0 beta as a part of Honor’s internal beta program wherein registered users will be able to upgrade. Note that this update is available for users in China at this moment.  [Source]

Honor 30 Pro+

Honor 30 Pro+ takes a bit of enhancement over the Pro variant. The phone made its debut in April 2020 with Android 10 out-of-the-box. The device runs on Kirin 990 5G with up to 256GB of storage and 12GB of RAM. It will be getting its Android 11 R upgrade sometime next year as the exact date isn’t available yet.

Update as of September 11: The Honor 30 Pro+ is slated to enter Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 closed beta testing in mid-September although the exact date is not available. [Source]

Update as of September 22: As a part of Honor 30 series, the Honor 30 Pro+ is now intercepting the much-anticipated Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 beta as a part of a closed beta program for which the recruitments were started a week ago. The update brings version number V4.0.0.56 on-board and it is arriving via OTA. [Source]

Update as of October 22: The Honor 30 Pro+ is intercepting a second MagicUI 4.0 update with version number 4.0.0.138 via OTA for those who have registered for internal testing. [Source]

Update as of November 21: Looks like Honor 30 Pro+ users are now getting upgraded to MagicUI 4.0 in China. Honor is seeding the beta update to users who registered for the internal beta update in the country.  [Source]

Honor 30 Youth

Update as of September 11: As per a teaser posted on Huawei Community, the Honor 30 Youth will enter Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 closed beta testing in mid-September but the exact dates are not available. [Source]

Honor 30S

The Honor 30S brings top-notched specifications while targeting a lower price tag with its Kirin 820 5G chipset. The device is equipped with a 6.5-inch LTPS IPS panel with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Released in March 2020 with Android 10 on-board, no doubt it will also get its share of Android 11 R upgrade sometime soon.

Update as of September 11: Based on the latest update from Huawei Community, the Honor 30S along with a few other devices is slated to enter Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 closed beta testing update in mid-September 2020. [Source]

Honor 9X

Honor 9X which is also known as Honor 9X Premium was released in November 2019 with Kirin 710F processor under the hood. The device arrived with Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUI 9.1. It is one of the handful of devices from Honor that are highly likely to get bumped to Android 11 R. Note that we aren’t aware of the time yet.

Update as of April 10: Based on an alleged report posted by Huawei Central, the Honor 9X might never get its hands on Magic UI 4.0 although take it with a pinch of salt.[Source]

Honor 20 Lite (China)

The Chinese variant of Honor 20 Lite is power-packed with the triple camera setup, a Kirin 710F processor, up to 8GB RAM, and 128GB of storage among others. It was released with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and thus, it is eligible for Android 11 R unless Honor doesn’t deem it necessary to upgrade.

Honor Play 4

Update as of April 10: As per the latest update, the Honor Play 4 may never get its hands on Magic UI 4.0 according to an alleged list posted by Huawei Central. [Source]

Honor Play 4 Pro

Update as of April 10: As per the latest update, the Honor Play 4 Pro is likely to stay away from Magic UI 4.0 as per Huawei Central’s alleged report. [Source]

Honor Play 3e

The Honor Play 3e is a budget smartphone with Helio P22 processor on-board tagged along with 2/3GB of RAM and 32/64GB of ROM. Although the phone arrived with Android 9.0 Pie just last September, it is eligible for an Android 11 upgrade although it isn’t confirmed yet.

Honor Play 3

Honor Play 3 is another device that might get an Android 11 R upgrade sometime next year as it was released last year in September with Android 9.0 out-of-the-box. But perhaps, take it with a pinch of salt.

Honor V20

Update as of July 07: As per a leaked list of Huawei/Honor to get Android 11 upgrade, MagicUI 4.0 will arrive on Honor V20 in Q3 2020.

Update as of November 9: Based on the latest info, Honor V20 users in China can sign up for the MagicUI 4.0 closed beta program in China. Interested users will have to apply for it and only a selected number of users will get their update via OTA as per the quota fixed by the OEM. Interested users will have to apply before November 18 to participate in the program. [Source]

Update as of November 20: Turns out Honor is now pushing out Magic UI 4.0 beta to the users who registered and qualified for the internal beta program it commenced a few days ago. Users are required to check out the EMUI app on their devices to upgrade as an early adopter. [Source]

Update as of December 02: Honor V20 is now ready to intercept the Magic UI 4.0 public beta where Honor is now starting recruiting V20 users and the recruitment will start between early to mid-December 2020. Once you have applied for it, you will get notification if qualified with the firmware either via OTA or some other methods that you can download and flash on your device. [Source]

Update as of December 22: Looks like Honor V20 is now getting upgraded to MagicUI 4.0 beta version bearing 11.0.0.125 in China. Note that this update is particularly for those who were successful in getting into the Honor V20 beta program so if you are the one, you will get the update pretty soon.

Update as of December 26: The Magic UI 4.0 public beta is finally arriving on Honor V20 as per the confirmed update. [Source]

Update as of January 18: According to the latest information, Honor V20 is now intercepting yet another build based on Magic UI 4.0 i.e. with version number 11.0.0.130. It is arriving via OTA as usual and for users who had signed up for the internal testing program in its home country itself.  [Source]

Update as of March 5: Global variant of Honor V20 if now intercepting MagicUI 4.0 stable update with a download size of 1.84GB. The update is rolling out via OTA with version 11.0.0.138 following a batch-by-batch rollout method. [Source]

Honor 20S

Honor 20S made it official in October 2019 with Android 9.0 Pie on-board. The device is equipped with Kirin 810 SoC with 128GB storage and 6/8GB of RAM. The device is in line to get Android 11 R although we aren’t aware of the date of rollout at this moment.

Update as of July 07: Honor 20s is listed in the first batch of Honor devices that will be bumped to MagicUI 4.0 as per a purported leak. It is expected to arrive in Q3 2020.

Update as of April 10: Turns out it is likely that Honor 20S may not get Magic UI 4.0 update according to an alleged report. [Source]

Honor 9X Pro

The Honor 9X Pro is equipped with a rear triple camera sensor and a front pop-up module. It arrives with Kirin 810 SoC packed with 8GB of RAM and 128/256GB of internal storage. As it arrived in August 2019, it is highly likely to get Android 11 R sometime next year.

Update as of July 07: W.r.t to the alleged list of Huawei devices to get Android 11-based MagicUI 4.0, Honor 9X Pro is slated to receive the update in Q3 2020 (tentatively).

Update as of February 20: Honor 9X Pro has been under Android 10 development for a few months now. Cut to now, Honor 9X Pro users will probably wait for the update some more time as it was reported on Honor India Twitter handle as a response to a user query. [Source]

Update as of April 10: Based on the latest info, Honor 9X Pro might never get Magic UI 4.0 update given the alleged list released by Huawei Central. [Source]

Honor 9X (China)

The Chinese Honor 9X is fueled by Kirin 810 SoC along with 64/128GB of storage and 4/6/8GB of RAM options. The device is expected to get its second & last upgrade to Android 11 R although it remains to be seen if Honor goes through with it or not.

Honor 8S

Honor 8S was announced in April last year and was released in the same month with Helio A22 SoC. The device had Android Pie 9.0 out-of-the-box which means it could get Android 11 R although we aren’t sure about it at this moment.

Honor Pad 5 8

Honor Pad 5 8 was announced last year in June and was released a month later with Kirin 710 SoC, an 8.0-inch IPS LCD panel with 1920×1200 pixels resolution. The device since it arrived with Android 9.0 Pie is likely to get Android 11 as well.

Honor 20 Pro

The Honor 20 Pro, as the name suggests, is a Pro variant with 128/256GB storage, up to 8GB of RAM, a 6.26-inch IPS display with 1080×2340 pixels resolution. The device made its debut in July 2019 with Android 9.0 out-of-the-box so it is imminent that it will get Android 11 R sometime next year.

Update as of July 07: Honor 20 Pro will be upgraded to Android 11-based MagicUI 4.0 in Q3 2020 as per the latest leak suggesting the rollout of the first batch of Huawei devices to get the upgrade.

Update as of November 09: Based on the latest update, Honor has announced recruitment for MagicUI 4.0 closed beta program on Honor 20 Pro. Interested users can apply for the same in China and those selected will get a chance to upgrade to the latest OS before anyone else could. You can register for it till November 18th. [Source]

Update as of November 20: The Honor 20 Pro users in China can rejoice as the Chinese OEM is now rolling out Magic UI 4.0 beta update on Honor 20 Pro. The update is limited as an internal beta update for those who qualified after filing their registration for the same. [Source]

Update as of December 18: According to the latest update, the Honor 20 Pro is now adapting and optimizing to the latest MagicUI 4.0 as of writing this. The update carries version number 11.0.0.125 and it is now arriving via OTA at least in its home country China before proceeding to other parts of world.  [Source]

According to the latest update, the Honor 20 Pro is now adapting and optimizing to the latest MagicUI 4.0 as of writing this. The update carries version number 11.0.0.125 and it is now arriving via OTA at least in its home country China before proceeding to other parts of world.  [Source]

Update as of December 22: Good news for the Honor 20 Pro users as the Chinese smartphone maker is now releasing MagicUI 4.0 beta bearing version number 11.0.0.125 to all those users who qualified for the beta program in China on Honor 20 Pro. As always, the update is being relied on in a batched manner so keep patience as the update could arrive in a day or two or soon.

Update as of December 26: The public beta Magic UI 4.0 is now rolling out on Honor 20 Pro in China as per the official update. [Source]

Update as of January 18: Based on the latest intel, Honor is now releasing yet another MagicUI 4.0 update which bears the new build with number 11.0.0.130 on-board Honor 20 Pro. Note that this update is available for those who have already signed up for the internal testing program and not for public users at this moment.  [Source]

Update as of January 26: If you are a Honor 20 Pro user in Western Europe, get ready to get your hands on MagicUI 4.0 built in the first quarter of this year as it was recently confirmed by Huawei itself. [Source]

Update as of March 5: According to the latest update, the Honor 20 Pro is now getting upgraded to stable MagicUI 4.0 update with version number 11.0.0.138. The update comes with a package size of 1.84GB and it is rolling out on the global variant of Honor 20 Pro in an OTA method following a batch-by-batch rollout. [Source]

Update as of March 20: According to the latest update, the Honor 20 Pro is now upgrading to Android 10-based Magic UI 4.0 bearing version number 11.0.0.138  with a package size of 1.84GB starting with the Middle East and now, it is propagating to other parts of the world. The version number is market-dependent and thus, it could change based on the country you are receiving the update in. It could be MagicUI 4.1 update in some countries. [Source]

Honor 20

Honor launched Honor 20 in June of 2019 with Kirin 980 SoC on-board alongside 6/8GB RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The device arrives with Android 9.0 Pie and has been speculated to get Android 11 R as well. There’s no information on the timeline as of now.

Update as of November 09: Honor has sent out an announcement for its latest MagicUI 4.0 based on Android 11. The Chinese OEM has asked users to sign up for MagicUI 4.0 Closed Beta program on Honor 20 and they will have to apply for the same to take part in this program as said. The recruitment is open till November 18th. [Source]

Update as of November 20: The Honor 20 early adopters can rejoice as the Chinese OEM has now released Magic UI 4.0 on Honor 20 as of now. The update is limited to those users who applied and were successfully qualified for the same. This is an internal beta and available only on the Chinese unit of Honor 20. [Source]

Update as of December 18: Based on the latest info, Honor is now pushing MagicUI 4.0 on Honor 20 as of writing this. It has posted an announcement stating that the Honor 20 is now adapting and optimizing receiving MagicUI 4.0 in China with version number 11.0.0.125. Look out for the OTA notification which is on its way to intercept on your device soon. [Source]

Update as of December 22: If you had applied for the MagicUI 4.0 beta update on your Honor 20 in China, you are in for a treat as the Chinese smartphone  maker is releasing MagicUI 4.0 beta on the device with version number 11.0.0.125. Those users who got qualified in the beta program should get the update pretty soon as it is rolled out in a batched manner. 

Update as of December 26: The new Magic UI 4.0 public beta is now finally rolling out on Honor 20 in China officially. [Source]

Update as of January 12: When a user asked when to expect Android 11-based Magic UI 4.0 on Honor 20 in India, the Honor India handle of Twitter said that the developers are evaluating the update and that it is expected to arrive on a tentative date i.e. in March 2021. Users will have to check out the Hicare support app for more information once the Magic UI 4.0 arrives on their Honor 20 devices in India. [Source]

Update as of January 18: Looks like Honor (Huawei’s ex sub-brand) is now releasing a new update based on Magic UI 4.0 on Honor 20. The new update comes with version number V11.0.0.130 and it is available for users who have already signed up for the internal testing program. This also means the general public won’t be able to use it until the update arrives as an open beta or public beta update. [Source]

Update as of January 26: According to the latest information coming from Huawei officially, the MagicUI 4.0 will go live on Honor 20 in the first quarter of 2021 in the Western Europe region. This means the update should arrive in January to March 2021 which is Q1 2021. [Source]

Update as of March 5: The wait for MagicUI 4.0 update on the global variant of Honor 20 is over as the stable update is finally rolling out on the devices at the moment. The incoming update carries v11.0.0.138 and has a download package size of 1.84GB. Note that although the stable update is now available, it is still in its early stage of rollout and thus, it would take some time to actually become available for all the Honor 20 units out there as the OTA updates are released in a batch-by-batch fashion. [Source]

Update as of March 20: Honor 20 is now intercepting Android 10-based Magic UI 4 with version number 11.0.0.138 on the global variants. The update has been spotted in the Middle East and is now expanding to more countries as we speak. The update arrives with a package size of 1.84GB. Note that the Magic UI software version on Honor 20 devices vary by region or market and thus, the said version could be different when you receive it. [Source]

Honor 20 lite

The global Honor 20 Lite (also known as Honor 10i) is a watered-down variant of its Chinese counterpart. It still has a triple camera at the back but with a 24Mp primary shooter. The device might be among the few that are speculated to get bumped to Android 11 R although take it with a pinch of salt.

Update as of April 10: According to the latest update coming from an alleged report, the Honor 20 Lite may never get upgraded to Magic UI 4.0. [Source]

Honor 20i

Next in the Honor 20 series is Honor 20i that arrived back in April 2019 with Android Pie 9.0 on-board. It is among the few devices from Honor that might get beefed up to Android 11 R although the company hasn’t confirmed it yet.

Honor X10

Update as of April 10: According to the latest update, the Honor X10 is yet to get Magic UI 4.0 and perhaps, it is not likely to get the update. [Source]

Honor X10 Max

Update as of April 10: Based on the update that we have for now, the Honor X10 Max is yet to get MagicUI 4.0 and it is likely that the update may not arrive ever. [Source]

Honor 8A Pro

The Honor 8A Pro arrived in April 2019 with MediaTek Helio P35 SoC and 2/3GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage. The device was released with Android Pie 9.0 so there is a chance that it could get Android 11 R although it is not confirmed yet.

Honor Tab 5

Tab 5 released in March 2019 with Android 9.0. Although Honor hasn’t confirmed the list of Honor devices to get Android 11 R yet, it is possible that Tab 5 could be a recipient.

Honor View 20

The View 20 arrived in December of 2018 with Kirin 980 SoC. It is a predecessor to the View 30 series. As it was released running on Android 9.0 Pie, it is possible that it could be among the Honor devices to receive Android 11 R as well. But take it with a pinch of salt until it is confirmed.

Update as of December 23: As per the latest update, the Honor View 20 is now intercepting MagicUI 4.0 update in Egypt with version number 11.0.0.123 weighing at 1.80GB. [Source]

Update as of January 26: According to the latest infom, the Honor View 20 will upgrade to MagicUI 4.0 in the first quarter of 2021 in Western Europe. Now this comes as an official update from the Chinese smartphone maker itself. [Source]

Update as of March 20: Based on the update, the Honor V20 is now intercepting Android 10-powered EMUI 11 update bearing version number 11.0.0.137 with a download package size of 1.84GB. The update has been spotted in the Middle East and now, it is spreading towards other parts of the world. [Source]

Honor Magic 2 3D

The Honor Magic 2 3D arrives with a 6.39-inch AMOLED panel with Kirin 980 SoC on-board. The device has a triple rear and a triple front pop-up camera module. It made its debut in March 2019 with Android 9.0 Pie so it is likely that it might be bumped to Android 11 R but we aren’t certain yet.

Honor Magic 2

Honor Magic 2 arrived in October 2018 with Android 9.0 Pie-based Magic UI 2 or EMUI 9 on-board. It is strapped with a powerful Kirin 980 SoC with up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage and 8GB of RAM. It may or may not get Android 11 R as it will be its second and probably last upgrade.

Update as of November 9: As per the latest information coming from Honor, the company has now announced recruitment for MagicUI 4.0 closed beta program in the home country. Those users who are interested in the same can apply for it on their Honor Magic2 and those who qualify for it will get their hands on the same. If you are interested, you can apply till November 18th. [Source]

Update as of November 20: If you applied for the Magic UI 4.0 beta program for Honor Magic 2, you are in for a treat. The Chinese OEM is now releasing Magic UI 4.0 beta for a selected number of users where they will be able to take part in the internal beta program.  [Source]

Update as of December 22: Honor Magic2 is now upgrading to MagicUI 4.0 beta with version number 11.0.0.122 in China at the time of writing this. The update is available for users who qualified for the beta program in the country and must receive the update pretty soon. 

Update as of December 26: It is now official. The Magic UI 4.0 public beta is now rolling out for Honor Magic2 officially. [Source]

Honor Play 8A

Honor’s Play 8A is among the last that we speculate to get Android 11 R once the latter releases this August/September. It arrived with Android 9.0 in January 2019 so the chances are there.

Honor 10 Lite

Released in November 2018, Honor 10 Lite arrived with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. It may or may not receive an Android 11 R upgrade but hey, we don’t have any confirmed intel yet so take it with a pinch of salt.

Honor 20 Youth Edition

Update as of July 07: According to a purported list of Huawei and Honor devices to get the EMUI 11/MagicUI 4.0 upgrade, Honor 20 Youth Edition is listed as a part of the first batch of phones to get the upgrade by Q3 2020.

Update as of April 10: As per an alleged report, the Honor 20 Youth Edition may not get Magic UI 4.0 update. Although, take it with a pinch of salt. [Source]

Non-Supported Devices

  • Honor Pad 5 10.1
  • Honor 8X
  • Honor 8C
  • Honor 8X Max
  • Honor Note 10
  • Honor 9N (9i)
  • Honor Play
  • Honor 7S
  • Honor 10
  • Honor 7A
  • Honor 7C
  • Honor 9 Lite
  • Honor 7X
  • Honor View 10
  • Honor 6C Pro
  • Honor 9
  • Honor 6A (Pro)
  • Honor 8 Pro

Features

As of now, there is no information related to the list of new features and enhancements the Magic UI 4.0 which will be based on Android 10, will bring in for the Honor phones. Based on previous releases, we may see a glimpse of the OS at the Huawei Developer Conference 2020 in Q2 of 2020. We will keep you posted and updated with it, once we have more information in this regard.

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