Update (September 14)
Update 01: After Honor kick-started closed beta for Honor 30 and V30 series, Huawei is kick-starting Android 11-based EMUI 11 closed beta recruitment for Nova 7 5G, Nova 7 Pro 5G, Nova 6 4G, and Nova 6 5G in China. The users who apply and qualify for the update will get it through OTA soon. [Source]
Update 02: Huawei has developed a number of features along with EMUI 11. One such feature as per the report is video alarm wherein the users can transmit live images and videos to the police officer during any situation although it is limited to only one Chinese city – Guangdong, at the moment. [Source]
On the other hand, EMUI 11 is equipped with an advanced earthquake warning system that shows a pop up and buzzes the alarm before an earthquake arrives. It also shows emergency shelter and medical facilities to cope up with any injuries and others. Also, a teased feature that allows devices to reach up to 66W max charging speed was recently spotted on a EMUI 11 video that apparently is no longer accessible. The feature is likely horned by the upcoming Huawei Mate 40 series since no existing phones support it right now. [Source]
Update 03: The Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) was exceptionally successful were Huawei launched EMUI 11, HarmonyOS 2.0, an updated HMS and more. Huawei has provided highlights of the features that the upcoming OS will bring on board including support to IoT devices and more. Here’s more about it.
Update as of September 11:
Update 01: Huawei has kickstarted EMUI 11 closed beta recruitment phase 2 for the entire Mate 30 series, P40 series, and MatePad Pro series as per yesterday’s update. Note that this is a limited rollout and that too in China as the EMUI 11 is being tested and vetted before the stable update could release sooner. [Source]
Update 02: The current EMUI 11 and Magic UI 4.0 that should be based on Android 11 are actually based on Android 10 due to source code to be made available only this week. Talking about the EMUI 11, A Huawei’s spokesperson has confirmed that it will introduce some of the features of Android 11 on EMUI 11. The OEM didn’t specify exactly which features, however, it is to be noted that some of the features that EMUI brings are of top-notched quality and sometimes better than what Android bundles in. There’s no ETA available around when it will be upgraded to Android 11 so stay tuned here to know more. [Source]
Update as of September 10: Today, the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has finally pushed the internal beta of EMUI 11 in China. The update will be available for these devices – Huawei Mate 30 4G/Mate 30 5G, Mate 30 Pro 4G, Mate 30 Pro 5G, Mate 30 RS Porsche Design; MatePad Pro, MatePad Pro 5G; Huawei P40, P40 Pro, and P40 Pro+. Here’s the link to check out the internal beta update on Mate 30 series and P40 series. [Source]
Update as of September 9: Earlier today, Google launched its much-anticipated Android 11 globally. However, Huawei hasn’t been a part of its developer preview even though it has a string of high-caliber devices. Even though it is said to be rolling out HarmonyOS-based EMUI 11, the Android 11 is likely to stay. The company is slated to launch both EMUI 11 and Magic UI 4.0 (both based on Android 10 given that Android 11 source code is not available yet) at the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC), a day after Android 11 went live. Huawei Mate 40 series will be the first device to arrive with EMUI 11.
Huawei even posted a teaser teasing its revamped UI. Huawei plans to roll out EMUI 11/Magic UI 4.0 as beta on limited devices for testing. This is to ensure that no major bug is left untreated before the stable version is pushed. As with any other Chinese OEM, Huawei will release the beta update for Chinese variants followed by other regions.
Huawei has found its own way after getting banned by the US government and Google for using its services. The company launched back in 2019, it first set of devices, i.e. the Huawei Mate 30 series that came without the Google Service Core and instead, used the Huawei Services Core. This means that no Google apps like YouTube, Google Assistant, Play Store, Maps, etc. came pre-installed on the devices. Surprisingly, Huawei went ahead with the Android 10 operating system instead of its HarmonyOS which was touted to be Huawei’s replacement of Android.
Now, the Chinese OEM has been releasing the EMUI 10 (Android 10) updates for its compatible devices and we as tech enthusiasts are already looking forward to the next iteration of the EMUI, i.e. the EMUI 11 which be based on the Android 11 OS. Note that currently, EMUI 11/Magic UI 4.0 is based on Android 10 since the source code for Android 11 was only made available recently. Moreover, it will be interesting to see whether Huawei would bring in the Android 11 OS on board or the HarmonyOS for its devices to power the EMUI 11. In this post, we will give all the latest news related to EMUI 11 and Huawei devices that will support EMUI 11.
Table of Contents
- 1 What’s on Android 11?
- 2 Android 11 Features
- 3 Official Android 11 Developer Preview and Beta release:
- 4 Supported devices
- 4.1 Huawei P40
- 4.2 Huawei P40 Pro
- 4.3 Huawei P40 Pro+
- 4.4 Huawei P40 Lite
- 4.5 Huawei P40 Lite E
- 4.6 Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
- 4.7 Huawei MatePad Pro
- 4.8 Huawei MatePad
- 4.9 Huawei Mate Xs
- 4.10 Huawei P30 lite New Edition
- 4.11 Huawei Y7p
- 4.12 Huawei nova 7i
- 4.13 Huawei nova 7 Pro 5G
- 4.14 Huawei nova 7 5G
- 4.15 Huawei nova 7 SE
- 4.16 Huawei Y6s (2019)
- 4.17 Huawei P smart Pro 2019
- 4.18 Huawei nova 6 5G
- 4.19 Huawei nova 6
- 4.20 Huawei nova 6 SE
- 4.21 Huawei Mate X
- 4.22 Huawei Y9s
- 4.23 Huawei nova 5z
- 4.24 Huawei Enjoy 10s
- 4.25 Huawei Enjoy 10
- 4.26 Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
- 4.27 Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
- 4.28 Huawei Mate 30 Pro
- 4.29 Huawei Mate 30 5G
- 4.30 Huawei Mate 30
- 4.31 Huawei nova 5i Pro
- 4.32 Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
- 4.33 Huawei nova 5T
- 4.34 Huawei Nova 5T Pro
- 4.35 Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8
- 4.36 Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo 8.4
- 4.37 Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4
- 4.38 Huawei nova 5 Pro
- 4.39 Huawei nova 5
- 4.40 Huawei nova 5i
- 4.41 Huawei Y9 Prime (2019)
- 4.42 Huawei P20 lite (2019)
- 4.43 Huawei P Smart Z
- 4.44 Huawei Mate 20 X (5G)
- 4.45 Huawei P30 Pro
- 4.46 Huawei P30
- 4.47 Huawei P30 Lite
- 4.48 Huawei nova 4e
- 4.49 Huawei Y5 (2019)
- 4.50 Huawei Enjoy 9e
- 4.51 Huawei Enjoy 9s
- 4.52 Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 8
- 4.53 Huawei Y6 Pro (2019)
- 4.54 Huawei Y6 (2019)
- 4.55 Huawei nova 4
- 4.56 Huawei P smart 2019
- 4.57 Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
- 4.58 Huawei Mate 20 X
- 4.59 Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- 4.60 Huawei Mate 20
- 4.61 Huawei P Smart+ 2019
- 5 Non-Supported Devices
- 6 EMUI 11 Features
- 7 Release Date
- 8 All EMUI 11 Update Status
What’s on Android 11?
Google released its Android 11 update schedule back in February 2020 when the first Developer Preview was made available. Google executed 6 updates including developer previews and beta candidates before the stable Android 11 update was pushed out for the public on September 8. 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 rolled out till February 2020 through May 2020, the compatible devices were served with the Android 11 beta update and finally on September 8, 2020, the final and stable build of Android 11 was made available for Google Pixel devices and a bunch of partnered devices followed by all other OEMs.
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
Official Android 11 Developer Preview and Beta release:
As mentioned above, there has been a total of 6 updates of Android 11 before the final stable update was unvieled officially on September 8, 2020. This is when OEMs tweak the Android 11 according to their custom skins and roll out for the masses. Below is the official Android 11 Developer Preview and Beta release timeline:
|February||Developer Preview 1||Early baseline build focused on developer feedback, with new features, APIs, and behavior changes.||Priority window for feedback on APIs. Explore new APIs and behavior changes and report any critical issues or requests to us during this time.|
|March||Developer Preview 2||Incremental update with additional features, APIs, and behavior changes.||Give us feedback as you work with APIs and behavior changes. Begin early app compatibility testing.|
|April||Developer Preview 3||Incremental update for stability and performance.||Get apps ready for consumers Beta. Continue compatibility testing, publish updates without changing targeting. Notify SDK and library developers of any issues.|
|May||Beta 1||Initial beta-quality release, over-the-air update to early adopters who enroll in Android Beta.||Continue compatibility testing, watch for feedback from Android Beta users. Start early testing with targeting Android 11.|
|June||Beta 2||Platform Stability milestone. Final APIs and behaviors. Play publishing opens.||Start final compatibility testing for apps, SDKs, and libraries. Release compatible versions. Continue work to target Android 11.|
|July||Beta 3||Release candidate builds.||Release compatible updates for apps, SDKs, and libraries. Continue work to target Android 11. Build with new features and APIs.|
|September 8, 2020||Final release||Android 11 release to AOSP and ecosystem.||Release compatible updates for apps, SDKs, and libraries. Continue work to target Android 11. Build with new features and APIs.|
Note that this is not an official list of devices from Huawei or Honor that will be updated to the EMUI 11 (Android 11).
The flagship smartphone from Huawei, P40 is here with a large 6.1-inch OLED panel, HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chipset, and up to 256GB and 8GB storage configuration. The device arrived with Android 10 based EMUI 10 with no GMS, it is in line to get Android 11 R pretty soon although we aren’t aware of the timeline yet.
Update as of July 07: The latest Huawei P40 is listed as a participant of the first batch of Huawei devices to get Android 11-based EMUI 11 in Q3 2020 as per a leaked alleged list.
Huawei P40 Pro
The Pro variant boasts a quad-camera setup consisting of 50+12+40+TOF sensors plus 32+TOF sensors at the front. The device sports a larger 6.58-inch OLED panel with a 90hz refresh rate and Kirin 990 5G similar to its standard sibling. It is too in line to get Android 11 based EMUI 11 although Huawei hasn’t confirmed any timeline yet.
Update as of July 07: Just as P40, the Huawei P40 Pro is stated to get Android 11-EMUI 11 upgrades in Q3 2020 alleged in a leaked list as a part of the first batch of Huawei devices.
Update as of September 2: If you are waiting for EMUI 11 to arrive soon, a Wi-Fi Alliance listing showcased that a Huawei P40 Pro is being tested with EMUI 10.1 although it is still running on Android 10 while it should be paired with Android 11 technically. Anyways, it could be in a testing phase. You can check out the said Wi-Fi Alliance listing here. [Source]
Huawei P40 Pro+
Next in the series is P40 Pro+ which sports the same processor as its other siblings but a few add-ons over them as well. The device was announced with Android 10 EMUI 10 with no GMS in March and will get Android 11 R once the phone releases in June while the OS upgrade officially releases later this year.
Huawei P40 Lite
The Lite variant of the flagship P40 series arrives with a 6.4-inch LTPS IPS panel with Kirin 810 SoC, 6GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of internal storage. The device sports Android 10 by default which makes it one of the first recipients to get Android 11 once it arrives in August/September this year.
Huawei P40 Lite E
The P40 Lite sports Kirin 710F with 64GB+4GB configuration. The device was released in March 2020 with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. This makes it a recipient of Android 11 R scheduled to launch officially in August/September this year.
Huawei MatePad Pro 5G
The 5G version of MatePad Pro sports Kirin 990 5G chipset alongside up to 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage and 8GB of RAM. The tablet runs on Android 10 out-of-the-box so receiving Android 11 R is imminent but there’s no specific date tied with it as of now.
Huawei MatePad Pro
The non-5G MatePad Pro arrived last year in November with a 10.8” IPS LCD along with the flagship Kirin 990 chipset. The tab currently runs on Android 10 and there’s no doubt it will receive Android 11 R upgrade as well. The exact date is available as of now.
Update as of July 07: Huawei MatePad is listed to get Android 11-based EMUI 11 in Q3 2020 as per the latest leaked list of Huawei/Honor devices getting the upgrade in the first batch.
Huawei Mate Xs
The iconic and flamboyant foldable device Mate Xs was launched this March with an 8.0-ich foldable display with a secondary 6.6-inch display. It runs on Android 10 and has Kirin 990 5G under the hood. No doubt it is one of the early adopters of Android 11 R once it’s stable version launches later this year.
Huawei P30 lite New Edition
Apart from P30 Lite, the P30 Lite New Edition does have a few changes in the specs sheet. The device runs on Kirin 710 SoC and Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUi 9.1 out-of-the-box. It is eligible to receive Android 11 R for sure.
Next up, the Huawei Y7p is a mid-range device sporting Kirin 710F processor under the hood. As the device was released in February 2020 with Android 9.0 Pie, it is eligible for a major and probably the last upgrade to Android 11 R but there’s no specific date attached to it as of now.
Huawei nova 7i
The upper mid-range device nova 7i arrived earlier this year in February with Kirin 810 SoC on-board and Android 10 out-of-the-box. It will get Android 11 probably with no GMS once Google launches this later this year. Note that the exact date is not available right now.
Huawei nova 7 Pro 5G
The nova 7 Pro 5G arrived just recently in April with Kirin 985 5G chipset. The device runs on Android 10-based EMUI 10 with no GMS. It will be getting Android 11 R probably later this year or early next year without any issues. Note that there’s no fixed date of arrival available yet.
Huawei nova 7 5G
The nova 7 5G is equipped with Huawei’s in-house Kirin 985 5G chipset along with Android 10 out-of-the-box. The device also has up to 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. As it recently arrived, it will be getting its first bump to Android 11 R once it is available later this year. There’s no official date associated with it yet.
Huawei nova 7 SE
Next up, we have nova 7 SE, the device with Kirin 820 5G chipset with up to 256GB storage, and 8GB of RAM. As the getting arrived with Android 10 out-of-the-box, no doubt it will get Android 11 R although the timeline isn’t officially available yet so can’t comment on the exact date for now.
Huawei Y6s (2019)
The budget Huawei Y6s released in January this year packing an Helio P35 processor under the hood. As the device arrived with Android 9.0 Pie, it is likely to get Android 11 R although there’s no official confirmation available yet.
Huawei P smart Pro 2019
The Huawei P smart Pro 2019 arrived in December last year with a 6.59-inch LTPS IPS panel with 1080×2340 pixels resolution. It is a mid-ranger with Kirin 710F and runs on Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. This means it could get Android 11 R next year.
Huawei nova 6 5G
It is the 5G version of the standard Nova 6 and similar to its counterpart, it too will get Android 11 based EMUI 11 pretty soon although we don’t have any confirmed dates as of now.
Update as of July 07: Huawei Nova 6 5G is already on Android 10 and w.r.t. to a purported list of devices to get EMUI 11 based on Android 11 in the first batch, Nova 6 5G is expected to get the update in Q3 2020.
Huawei nova 6
Nova 6 series arrived in December 2016 with Nova 6 is the standard model with Kirin 990 SoC on-board. The flagship smartphone made its debut with Android 10-based EMUI 10 out-of-the-box so no doubt it will get Android 11 R as well as Android 12 for sure.
Huawei nova 6 SE
The mid-range Nova 6 SE arrived with Kirin 810 on-board along with 4,200 mAh battery, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal memory. It is likely to get the next Android 11 upgrade as it arrived with Android 9.0 just in December of 2019.
Huawei Mate X
The first foldable phone from Huawei, Mate X arrived in November after months of underdevelopment and 8 months after its announcement. As it arrived with Android 9.0 Pie, it is too in line to get Android 11 R sometime next year.
Update as of July 07: As per an alleged list of Huawei devices slated to get the upgrade by Q3 2020, Huawei Mate X is listed as the one although take it with a pinch of salt.
This is a mid-ranger with Kirin 710F integrated under the hood. The device arrived last year in November running Android Pie so it is likely to get Android 11 as well.
Huawei nova 5z
Next up, we have Nova 5z, the upper mid-range smartphone powered by Kirin 810 processor and 6GB RAM. The device is yet another likely device to get bumped up to Android 11 which will be it’s second (and last) upgrade.
Update as of July 07: Nova 5Z from Huawei is already running on Android 10. It is slated to get Android 11-based EMUI 11 and as per a leaked list, it could start getting the upgrade as early as Q3 2020.
Huawei Enjoy 10s
The Enjoy 10s was launched last year in October with Kirin 710F processor and it was rolled out with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. It is in line to get an Android 11 upgrade although the official confirmation is awaited.
Huawei Enjoy 10
Huawei’s Enjoy 10 was released in October 2019 running on EMUI 9.1 out-of-the-box. The device is highly speculated to get Android 11 and I guess it will probably get the upgrade but there’s no launch date attached to it.
Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
The Porsche Design Mate 30 RS is a 5G top-of-the-line smartphone with Kirin 990 5G, 512GB of internal memory, and 12GB of RAM. The device arrived with Android 10 which leaves no doubt that it will surely get its next Android 11 upgrade as well.
Update as of July 07: W.r.t to an alleged list of devices that are expected to get EMUI 11 based on Android 11, Huawei Mate 30 Porsche Design is a part of the first batch of roll out and it is expected to get the update in Q3 2020.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G
The Mate 30 Pro 5G arrived just a month after its 4G counterpart released last year. It arrived with Kirin 990 5G chipset that brought 5G support on-board. It will be getting its first upgrade to Android 11 soon but unfortunately, we aren’t aware of the timeline yet.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Huawei released Mate 30 Pro with a HiSilicon Kirin 990 SoC along with up to 8GB RAM and 128/256GB internal memory. The device was released last year in September 2018 with a curved display and Android 10 out-of-the-box. So yes, it will get Android 11 but the exact date is not available.
Update as of July 07: As per an alleged list detailing the first batch of Huawei devices to get EMUI 11, Mate 30 Pro is listed to get the upgrade in Q3 2020.
Huawei Mate 30 5G
The Mate 30 5G arrived in October 2019 with Kirin 990 5G chipset on-board alongside 6/8GB of RAM of 128/256GB of internal storage. As it arrived with Android 10, it is up for two more upgrades i.e. Android 11 R and Android 12 are covered.
Huawei Mate 30
The flagship Mate 30 series of 2019 starts with the standard Mate 30. The device sports a 6.62-inch curved display with Kirin 990 SoC on-board. It received Android 10 EMUI 10 out-of-the-box. It is up for two more upgrades so Android 11 R and Android 12 S are covered.
Update as of July 07: According to a leaked list detailing the first batch to get EMUI 11, Huawei Mate 30 will be among the first to get the upgrade in Q3 2020 i.e. July and September once EMUI 11 launches.
Huawei nova 5i Pro
The Nova 5i Pro sports an upper mid-range Kirin 810 processor with 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB internal storage, and a larger 4,000 mAh battery on-board. The device as it arrived with Android 9.0 Pie is likely to get Android 11 although ‘exactly when’ is awaited.
Update as of July 07: Indeed Nova 5i Pro will get bumped to Android 11-based EMUI 11. However, based on a list that leaked recently, Nova 5i Pro is listed to get the upgrade in Q3 2020 although take it with a pinch of salt.
Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
The Plus variant of Enjoy 10 arrived in September 2019 with almost the same specifications as others with a bit of change. The phone is likely to get Android 11 but we aren’t aware of the official date yet.
Huawei nova 5T
The Nova 5T is a flagship device fueled by the powerful Kirin 980 7nm SoC clubbed with 6/8GB of RAM. It will get bumped to Android 11 sometime in 2021 although there’s no date associated with it at this moment.
Update as of July 07: According to a purported list of devices that will get EMUI 11 based on Android 11 in the first batch, Huawei Nova 5T is listed as one of them and expected to get the upgrade in Q3 2020.
Huawei Nova 5T Pro
Update as of July 07: based on a list of devices that Huawei purported to get Android 11-based EMUI 11 in the first batch, Nova 5T Pro is estimated to start getting the upgrade in Q3 2020.
Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8
The flagship cadre tablet MediaPad M6 10.8 sports the same processor as its 8.4” version. It is too in line to get Android 11 next year but there’s no official date available right now.
Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo 8.4
The M6 Turbo is fueled by a Kirin 980 SoC with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The device will be getting its share of Android 11 upgrade albeit the official date is not available.
Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4
The tab was announced in June and was out for sale in July with a humongous 8.4-inch display. It is a flagship tablet running EMUI 9.1 out-of-the-box and it is slated to get its last upgrade to Android 11 as well.
Update as of July 07: W.r.t to the latest leak that detailed the first batch of Huawei/Honor devices to get Android 11-based EMUI 11, Huawei MediaPad M6 is expected to get the upgrade in Q3 2020 although take it with a pinch of salt.
Huawei nova 5 Pro
Huawei Nova 5 Pro made its debut in June 2019 running Android 9.0 out-of-the-box. The device will get its Android 11 upgrade sometime next year but there’s no official date attached to it.
Huawei nova 5
The standard Nova 5 was launched in June 2019 with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. The phone is powered by Kirin 810 processor under the hood flanked by 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Similar to other phones in the Nova 5 series, it will also get its ANdroid 11 upgrade sometime next year.
Huawei nova 5i
The Nova 5i arrived in June 2019 with Kirin 710F on-board. The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie and is a mid-range device, it is likely to get bumped to Android 11 soon but let’s wait for an official confirmation.
Huawei Y9 Prime (2019)
The phone with a pop-up camera sensor, Huawei released Y9 Prime in August 2019 sporting a mid-range Kirin 710F processor. The device is likely to get bumped to Android 11 as it already received Android 10 from 9 out-of-the-box.
Huawei P20 lite (2019)
The P20 Lite (2019) version arrived in July last year with Android 9.0 on-board, unlike its predecessor which had Android Oreo. It is likely to get Android 11 R since it is still covered although Huawei hasn’t confirmed it yet.
Huawei P Smart Z
Next up, there’s P Smart Z, a mid-range smartphone sporting Kirin 710F. The device is likely to get bumped to Android 11 since it originally arrived with Android 9.0 in June 2019.
Huawei Mate 20 X (5G)
The 5G variant of Huawei Mate 20 X arrived a few months later than the 4G variant i.e. in July 2019. The device runs on Kirin 980 SoC clubbed with 8GB RAM, 256GB of internal storage. The device is likely to get bumped up to Android 11 R in the future although the exact date is not available.
Huawei P30 Pro
The Pro variant in the P30 series sports a larger 6.47-inch OLED display along with a quad 40+8+20+TOF sensor at the back and a 32MP sensor at the front. Since it arrived in March 2019 and considering its flagship status, no doubt it will get Android 11 R pretty soon but there’s no date associated with it at this time.
Update as of July 07: Huawei P30 Pro is alleged to get Android 11-based EMUI 11 in Q3 2020 as a part of the first batch to get the upgrade as per the leaked list.
Talking about the flagship P30 series of 2019, the P30 is the standard model with Kirin 980 SoC on-board alongside up to 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. The device will get its second & probably the last upgrade to Android 11 although the exact date is unavailable.
Update as of July 07: The predecessor to Huawei P40 series, the P40 is expected to start intercepting Android 11-based EMUI 11 by Q3 2020 although it is as per an alleged list posted online.
Huawei P30 Lite
The watered-down version of P30, the P30 Lite is a mid-range device sporting Kirin 710 SoC on-board alongside up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage. The device will get its second & last update to Android 11 R pretty soon but for now, there’s no official date associated with it.
Huawei nova 4e
The Nova 4e is an affordable watered-down device sporting a Kirin 710 SoC under the hood. The device is likely to get Android 11 as it arrived in March 2019 with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box.
Huawei Y5 (2019)
The Huawei Y5 arrived in April last year with an Helio A22 processor. The budget smartphone could get Android 11 but take it with a grain of salt as Huawei hasn’t confirmed it yet.
Huawei Enjoy 9e
The Enjoy 9e is an affordable device running on the Helio P35 processor on-board. The device made it official in April 2019 running on Android 9.0 so it is likely to get Android 11 although we haven’t confirmed it yet.
Huawei Enjoy 9s
Enjoy 9s made its debut in March 2019 with Kirin 710 SoC. As it was released with Android 9.0 Pie, it is likely to get Android 11 although it isn’t engraved in stone yet.
Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite 8
The tablet was released in March 2019 with 3/4GB RAM, 32/64GB internal storage, 8.0-inch IPS LCD with a mid-range Kirin 710 SoC on-board. It is likely to get Android 11 given the fact that it arrived with Android 9.0. Take it with a pinch of salt until it is not confirmed by Huawei.
Huawei Y6 Pro (2019)
Next up, we have Huawei Y6 Pro (2019), the phone released in February 2019 running Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. It is likely to get Android 11 although there’s no official word from Huawei’s end yet.
Huawei Y6 (2019)
The Huawei Y6 arrived with Android 9.0 out-of-the-box. This makes it one of the candidates that might get Android 11 although there’s no official word from the company as of now.
Huawei nova 4
The flagship cadre Nova 4 made its debut in December 2018 with Kirin 970 SoC on-board. It sports a triple rear camera, a 25MP front camera, and a 6.4-inch LTPS LCD on-board. The phone arrived with Android 9.0 so it is likely to get Android 11 although we aren’t certain right now.
Huawei P smart 2019
The device arrived with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. It is likely to get Android 11 R possibly with/without GMS although the confirmation from Huawei’s end is still awaited.
Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
The special edition Mate 20 RS packs in a Kirin 980 SoC just like its siblings. It uses a 6.39-inch OLED panel with a 1440×3120 pixel resolution. As the device was launched with Android 9.0, no doubt it will be among the devices that will likely intercept Android 11.
Update as of July 07: Huawei mate Porsche RS is estimated to receive Android 11-based EMUI 11 in Q3 2020 as per an alleged list that has been doing the rounds of the internet.
Huawei Mate 20 X
Launched alongside the Mate 20 series, the Mate 20 X sports a large 7.2-inch OLED display with Kirin 980 SoC under the hood. As this device too arrived with Android 9.0 Pie, it is likely to get Android 11 R although there’s no confirmation as of now.
Update as of July 07: Apparently, a purported list of devices that are a part of the first batch to get EMUI 11 has surfaced online. It suggests that Mate 20X will get the major upgrade in Q3 2020.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a Kirin 980 processor under the hood. The device is likely to get Android 11 R just like any of its siblings as it originally arrived with Android 9.0 Pie in November 2018 so it is still covered.
Update as of July 07: Citing a leaked list of Huawei devices detailing the first batch of models to get the EMUI 11 upgrade, Mate 20 Pro is listed to get the upgrade in Q3 2020.
Huawei Mate 20
The flagship Mate 20 was launched in November 2018 with Android 9.0 Pie. Being a flagship with Kirin 980 processor, 4/6GB of RAM, and 64/128GB of internal storage, the phone sports a triple rear Leica camera setup. It is highly likely to get its second & last upgrade to Android 11 R although when exactly, we don’t know right now.
Huawei P Smart+ 2019
The mid-range P Smart+ 2019 was released in August 2018 with Kirin 710 SoC on-board. The device arrived with Android 9.0 with GMS and is likely to get bumped up to Android 11 although take it with a pinch of salt.
We will keep updating this list as soon as something official related to this or a new smartphone is launched that is eligible for the EMUI 11.
- Huawei Y Max
- Huawei Y7 (2019)
- Huawei Y7 Prime (2019)
- Huawei Y7 Pro (2019)
- Huawei Y5 lite (2018)
- Huawei Enjoy 9
- Huawei MediaPad T5
- Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
- Huawei Y9 (2019)
- Huawei Mate 20 lite
- Huawei nova 3i
- Huawei nova 3
- Huawei Y5 Prime (2018)
- Huawei Y3 (2018)
- Huawei Y6 Prime (2018)
- Huawei Y6 (2018)
- Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
- Huawei P20 Pro
- Huawei P20
- Huawei P20 lite
- Huawei Y7 Pro (2018)
- Huawei Y7 Prime (2018)
- Huawei Y7 (2018)
- Huawei Y9 (2018)
- Huawei MediaPad M5 10 (Pro)
- Huawei MediaPad M5 10
- Huawei MediaPad M5 8
- Huawei P smart
- Huawei nova 2s
- Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 10 Pro
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei Mate 10
- Huawei P9 lite mini
- Huawei Y7 Prime
- Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 8
- Huawei MediaPad T3 10
- Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10
- Huawei nova 2 plus
- Huawei nova 2
- Huawei MediaPad T3 8.0
- Huawei Y7
- Huawei P10 Plus
- Huawei P10
- Huawei P10 Lite
- Huawei P8 Lite (2017)
- Huawei Mate 9 Pro
- Huawei Mate 9 Porsche Design
- Huawei Mate 9
EMUI 11 Features
Though there is not much information about the EMUI 11 (Android 11) features and what all enhancements this new custom UI from Huawei will bring for its devices, here is a features list by Huawei Update, that is expected to be coming with the EMUI 11:
- New App Icons.
- New Colors.
- EMUI 11 will optimize system performance.
- Improved One-handed mode.
- Optimized charging.
- Improved gestures.
- Dark Mode (Enhanced).
- File-Sharing New Mode.
- Security Improvement.
- Build-in Screen recording.
- Support of GPU Turbo and much more.
Talking about the release date of the next version of EMUI, taking a look at the earlier update’s release dates, we can expect Huawei to launch the EMUI 11 anytime between June 2020 to September 2020. We will keep you posted once we have more information in this regard.
All EMUI 11 Update Status
Update as of September 4: After all that is said and done, Huawei is entering into beta recruitment prompting users to take part in the internal beta test for the EMUI 10.1. This could be a precursor to Android 11-based EMUI 11. The list of devices that are included in the internal beta testing phase is Huawei P40/P40 Pro/P40 Pro+, Huawei Mate 30 4G/Mate 30 Pro 4G/ Mate 30 5G/Mate 30 Pro 5G/Mate RS Porsche Design, Huawei MatePar & MatePad Pro 5G. [Source]
Update as of August 19: We know a lot of details about the upcoming Android 11-based EMUI 11. Apparently, a list of EMUI 11 features has surfaced online right from Huawei’s Consume forum that gives us a sneak peek into what’s coming before its release. The list includes an improved GPU Turbo which is essential for boosting the phone’s performance while gaming. Just like OneUI 2, EMUI 11 will have improved one-handed mode. Huawei will also ship EMUI 11 with improved gestures and Dark Mode.
An easy file-sharing feature called One Hop while making its entry on EMUI 11 allows for easier sharing. The Chinese smartphone maker will ship EMUI 11 with improved airplane mode and finally, security will be improved for Huawei phones. [Source]
Update as of August 19: Finally, Huawei has officially confirmed that existing devices won’t be affected due to Huawei and US trade war with Google strangled in the middle. Huawei’s Twitter handle said that no impact on existing phones and that all devices will get their due software updates and security patches in a timely manner. In fact, Huawei is already working on EMUI 11 which is based on Android 11. [Source]
Update as of August 18: Now that Huawei is no longer legally allowed to work with any American company including Google, it is a question whether or not Huawei and Honor smartphones will have Android operating systems in the later run or not. According to Chinese publication IT Home, they spoke to a Huawei official who assured that existing phones with Google Play Store will continue to get security patches and Android updates as usual. Those with newer devices can download apps via Huawei’s App Gallery. [Source]
Update as of August 6: All set for the Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020 on September 10 to 12, 2020. This is when Huawei will surely unveil the Android 11-based EMUI 11/ MagicUI 4.0 along with a string of other products and technologies. [Source]
Update as of August 5: Huawei’s FM radio used to arrive as a stock feature back in the days i.e. on and before EMUI 8. However, as the version progressed with EMUI 9, just a few devices got the FM radio and fast forward to EMUI 10/10.1, the FM radio is nowhere to be seen. Although not all people use it, there are still some of the users who have requested Huawei to include the feature and luckily, Huawei has caved in. Apparently, Huawei’s upcoming EMUI 11 based on Android 11 will arrive with the FM radio feature. It will be a public test app but rest assure as the feature is returning to all the devices that will upgrade to EMUI 11.There’s no confirmed ETA on when exactly the update will arrive on smartphones but Huawei Mate 30 series will be the first to intercept it. [Source]
Update as of July 13: A screenshot had leaked earlier hinting at the first batch of Huawei devices that will get Android 11-based EMUI 11 which includes 49 devices both from Huawei and Honor. To put weight to it, Huawei’s community forum disclosed that Huawei will be holding Huawei Developer Conference on September 11 where EMUI 11 and MagicUI 4.0 will mark their official launch along with Harmony OS 2. [Source]
Update as of July 06: Good news for Huawei users as there’s finally a hint on when to expect Android 11-based EMUI 11. According to the latest update that Huawei’s President of Consumer Business Software Department Wang Chenglu, the EMUI 11 is expected to arrive sometime in Q3 2020 i.e. between July and September.
The most upvotes are for release in September when Huawei Mate 30 series will be the first to pick up EMUI 11 for internal updates. It is expected to arrive before Huawei Mate40 series releases in October. It is not just EMUI 11 but MagicUI 4.0 which is a custom UI for Honor phones will release during the same timeline. [Source]