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]
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.
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:
Table of Contents
- 1 What’s on Android 11?
- 2 Android 11 Features
- 3 Honor Android 11 (MagicUI 4.0) Supported Devices
- 4 Honor View30 Pro
- 5 Honor View30
- 6 Honor V30 Pro
- 7 Honor V30
- 8 Honor 30
- 9 Honor 30 Pro
- 10 Honor 30 Pro+
- 11 Honor 30 Youth
- 12 Honor 30S
- 13 Honor 9X
- 14 Honor 20 Lite (China)
- 15 Honor Play 3e
- 16 Honor Play 3
- 17 Honor 20S
- 18 Honor 9X Pro
- 19 Honor 9X (China)
- 20 Honor 8S
- 21 Honor Pad 5 8
- 22 Honor 20 Pro
- 23 Honor 20
- 24 Honor 20 lite
- 25 Honor 20i
- 26 Honor 8A Pro
- 27 Honor Tab 5
- 28 Honor View 20
- 29 Honor Magic 2 3D
- 30 Honor Magic 2
- 31 Honor Play 8A
- 32 Honor 10 Lite
- 33 Honor 20 Youth Edition
- 34 Non-Supported Devices
- 35 Features
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.
Going 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
- 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]
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 220.127.116.11. The update is OTA and it is being released in China so be patient. [Source]
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 V18.104.22.168 from the existing V22.214.171.124. [Source]
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 126.96.36.199 on-board and will be released in Chinese variant of Honor 30 via OTA update. [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 188.8.131.52 on the device and it is rolling out via OTA so be patience. [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 V184.108.40.206 on-board and it is arriving via OTA. [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]
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.