Huawei Android 11 Update: Supported device and EMUI 11 Features

Update as of April 16: Huawei’s April 2021 update on EMUI has arrived now and it is now releasing on all eligible devices with patches with high, medium, and low risk issues.

Update as February 26: Based on the EMUI 1 roadmaps for all the regions, here’s which smartphones have received the update in their respective regions and to what degree.

MEA Open Market: According to the roadmaps and the current updates, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, 30 Pro 5G, P40 Pro+, P40, and P40 Pro released the EMUI 11 update in the end of December 2020 and has since arrived across all the units in the MEA region. Proceeding further, the Huawei MatePad Pro was scheduled to commence receiving the update in Early Janaury 2021 and it has been delivered to all units. 

Further, the Huawei MatePad Pro 5G and MediaPad Mhu6 10.8-inch models were scheduled for mid-January 2021 rollout and it has since arrived across all units. Further, Mate Xs and Nova 7 was scheduled for the end of January 2021 rollout where the former has finished the rollout while the latter is still pushing out updates in batches.  Lastly, Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Nova 5T, P30, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 X (5G), and P30 Pro were scheduled for rollout by the end of February 2021 and with that, the updates are being pushed out in batches for the said devices. Lastly, the Mate 20 RS Porsche Design is slated to March 2021 rollout.

Northeast Europe: Talking about EMUI 11 rollout in the Northeast Europe region, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, P40 Pro+, P40 Pro, and P40 where scheduled for EMUI 11 rollout in mid-December 2020 of which, all have received the update in full except P40 which is still receiving the update in batches. Post that, MatePad Pro, MediaPad M6 10.8-inch and Mate Xs where to get the update in mid-January 2021 and has since arrived across all the devices except Mate Xs which is getting the update in batches. Huawei P30, P30 Pro, Mate 20, ate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS Porsche, and Mate 20 X (5G) all are scheduled for March 2021 rollout which hasn’t started yet. Finally, Nova 5T is scheduled for April 2021.

India Open Market: Huawei Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro are scheduled to get EMUI 11 update in March 2021 and it hasn’t started yet.

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Japan Open Market: Huawei P40 Pro and Mate 30 Pro (End of Dec 2020) and MatePad Pro (mid-January 2021) all have received EMUI 11 update on all units. Here, Huawei P30 & Nova 5T; and Mate 20 Pro are scheduled for April and March 2021 rollout respectively. 

Canada Open Market: Here, the Mate P40 Pro+, Mate 30 Pro, P40, and P40 Pro scheduled for rollout in mid-December 2020 have propagated across all the units. This leaves P30 and P30 Pro behind since the update released at the end of February 2021 is still rolling out in batches. Finally, Mate 20 Pro is scheduled for March 2021 rollout.

Latin America Open Market: Here, P40 Pro+, P40 Pro, Mate 30 Pro, and P40 (End-December 2020) are receiving updates in batches except P40 Pro+ whose rollout is complete. Further, Mate Xs and MediaPad M6 10.8” have also received the update across all units and the same goes for MatePad Pro. This leaves P30, P30 Pro, Mate 20, and Mate 20 Pro who are scheduled for March 2021 rollout while Nova 5T is scheduled for April rollout. 

Russia and Central Asia Open Market: According to the update status, the Huawei P40, P40 Pro+, Mate 30 Pro, Mate Xs, MatePad Pro and MediaPad M6 (10.8-inch) have all received the EMUI 11 update in full on all the units. This leaves Huawei P30 and P30 Pro as the update on these two models is being pushed in batches. Finally, the Mate 20, Mate 20 RS, Mate 20 Pro, and Nova 5T are scheduled for March 2021 rollout.

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Western Europe Open Market: According to the rollout status, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, MatePad Pro and MediaPad M6 (10.8-inch) have received the update in full. Here, P40, P40 Pro+, and Mate Xs are receiving the update in batches. This will be followed by Huawei P30, P30 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design, Mate 20 X, and Mate 20 X (5G) that will get the update in March 2021 while Huawei Nova 5T will get the update in April 2021.

Asia Pacific Open Market: Talking about the Asia Pacific market, the update has already arrived in fall on Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, Mate 30 Pro 5G, P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+, MatePad Pro, MatePad Pro 5G, Mate Xs, and MediaPad M6 (10.8-inch). This leaves Nova 7, P30 and P30 Pro as these are getting the update in batches. Finally, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 X (5G), Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS, and Nova 5T will get the update in March 2021. [Source]

Update as of January 26: The latest EMUI 11 brings a lot on the table when it comes to user experience. It has smoother animations which are now based on triggers provided by the user. It further adds new transition effects including for system apps like Gallery, Video, and Calendar apps. According to Huawei Central, the UI interaction on-board EMUI 11 as been further optimized providing a unified and pleasing user experience. Furthermore, you will get a long-take transition animation when switching between albums on the Galery app or between months and years view. [Source]

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Update as of January 9: Based on the latest information available, EMUI 11 with large file flash transfer feature which includes sub-features like long-distance large file sharing, resumable transfers and more will be supported on a string of Huawei devices. According to the list, Huawei Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, Mate 40 Pro+, Mate 40 RS, Mate 30E Pro 5G, Mate 30 4G, Mate 30 Pro 4G,  Mate 30 5G, Mate 30 Pro 5G, Mate 30 RS, and Mate Xs, Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS, Mate 20 X 4G, Mate 20 X 5G, Mate X, P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+, P30, P30 Pro, Nova 8, Nova 8 Pro, Nova 7 5G, Nova 7 Pro 5G, Nova 6, Nova 6 5G, and Nova 5 Pro. The ETA on any of these devices is still unavailable.

Update as of January 6: According to the latest development, Huawei has finally released EMUI 11 on a string of devices including Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design, Mate 20X, Mate 20 X 5G, Huawei Nova 5 Pro and Mate X. [Source]

Update (December 8)

The Chinese OEM Huawei is now planning to roll out EMUI 11 update on a global scale. As of now, Huawei already has a plenty of devices running on EMUI 11 both beta and stable. With the latest news, the EMUI 11 will be dropping across the various models in the Middle East, Japan, India, Latin America, West Europe, Asia Pacific, Russia, Africa, and Northeast Europe. Huawei confirmed the same on its official Twitter handle and people have gone crazy about it.

According to the timeline for Middle East, Africa, and Russia Open Market, the EMUI 11 will release in December 2020 for Huawei P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+, Mate 30 Pro, and Mate 30 Pro 5G. Proceeding further, the Huawei Mate Xs and Nova 7 will get their upgrade in January 2021. Finally, the Huawei P30, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 X (5G), Mate 20, Mate 20 RS Porsche, Mate 20 Pro, P30 Pro, Nova 5T, MatePad Pro, MatePad Pro (5G), and MediaPad M6 in Q1 2021. The EMUI 11 rollout for Asia Pacific is almost the same with the exception that Mate 30 gets the update in December 2020.

The EMUI 11 roadmap for West Europe and Northeast Europe is the same. This includes P40/P40 Pro/P40 Pro+, Mate 30 Pro will get the update in December 2020. The Huawei Mate Xs will get the update in January 2021. Finally, the Huawei P30/P30 Pro, Mate 20/Mate 20 Pro/Mate 20 RS/Mate 20 X/Mate 20 X (5G), Nova 5T, MatePad Pro, and MediaPad M6 gets the update in Q1 2021. Apparently, the Huawei P40/P40 Pro/P40 Pro+//, Mate 30 Pro, Mate Xs gets the upgrade in January 2021 in Latin America. Along with it, the EMUI 11 gets the update on Huawei P30/P30 Pro, Mate 20/Mate 20 Pro, Nova 5T, MatePad Pro and MediaPad M6 gets the update in Q1 2021.

Talking about India Open Market, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and P30 Pro gets the update in Q1 2021. The Huawei Mate P40 Pro & Mate 30 Pro 5G gets the update in January 2021 in Japan and along with it, the Huawei P30, Nova 5T, Mate 20 Pro, and MatePad Pro get the update in Q1 2021. [Source 1, 2]

Update (November 24)

Huawei has finally released the much-awaited EMUI 11 rollout timeline for all regions that gives details on when to expect EMUI 11 on Huawei devices across the globe. 

According to the timeline, the Huawei P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+, Mate 30 Pro, and Mate 30 Pro 5G will get their EMUI upgrade in December 2020 in Africa, Russia, and Middle East. For Asia Pacific, the update will arrive during the same timeline as above i.e. December 2020. The timeline for West Europe, Northeast Europe, and Latin America is identical as Asia Pacific. But there’s a minor. Instead of Mate 30 Pro 5G receiving the update, these three markets will seed EMUI 11 update to Huawei Mate Xs in January 2021.

Huawei Mate Xs, Nova 7 will get EMUI 11 in January 2021 in Middle East, Africa, Russia and Asia. Similarly, Huawei has listed the devices with their timeline and the regions eh EMUI 11 will drop to here

Update (November 20)

The EMUI 11 has now arrived on Huawei P40 series. It has given features including the redesigned AOD, smart multi-window support among others. [Source]

Update (November 16)

Per the latest update, EMUI 11 gets two features. First is Earthquake Warning much like MIUI 11’s feature that alerts users of an incoming earthquake. Another safety feature added to the features list of EMUI 11 includes a Video Alarm that alerts police officials by video calling them when in emergency. This feature is currently limited to Guangdong Province in China. It’s rollout outside the province is yet a mystery as we don’t know much about it. [Source]

Update (November 6)

With the latest update as updated by the Chinese OEM Huawei, its Mate 30 series and P40 series is slated to get the stable EMUI 11 in its home country. According to the report, the Mate 30 series who are currently on V10.1.0.160 will get V11.0.0.145. Similarly, the P40 series users who are currently on firmware V10.1.0.162 will be bumped to V11.0.0.145 via OTA. [Source]

Update (November 4)

As per the latest information available around Android 11-based EMUI 11, Huawei has kick-started recruiting beta testers for EMUI 11 beta on Huawei Mate X, Mate 20X (4G), Mate 20X (5G), Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 RS Porsche Design. The update will be available as a closed beta for a limited number of users and as usual, it is limited to China only. Users who register for it will get notified upon qualification and they will get the EMUI 11 beta update on their respective devices that they can manually install to try it out. [Source]

Update ( October 29)

As per the latest update, Wang Chenglu, the president of Huawei’s consumer business software department, said that Huawei has plans to roll out EMUI 11/Magic UI 4.0 to 37 models accounting for more than 200 million users. He further added that EMUI 11 will have an upgrade rate of 90% and it will exceed it to become the first ranked in terms of upgrade volume and upgrade rate. Huawei has already released the EMUI 11 public beta on 10 models earlier plus 10 models will follow suit today. [Source]

Update (October 20)

The Android 11 based EMUI 11 is coming soon. This was confirmed by a screenshot of the release notes of the new firmware with version EMUI 11.0.0. It is under development in many countries and that the update should arrive pretty soon. However, there’s no date or ETA available for the new firmware. 

Update (October 12)

According to the latest update, the Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is now pushing out EMUI 11 Public Beta in its home country. The update is now available for 10 models which include Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro+, Huawei Mate 30, Huawei Mate 30 5G, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Huawei MatePad Pro, Huawei MatePad Pro 5G, and Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design. [Source]

Update (September 29)

The EMUI 11 beta is now rolling out for the Huawei 30 series, HUawei MatePad Pro series, and the Huawei P40 series that brings a lot of gestures and features as deemed by Android 11. 

Update (September 26)

Huawei has kick-started recruitment for EMUI 11 based on Android 11 beta in Turkey for Huawei P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro+, and Mate 30 Pro. Tap on the models mentioned for more information. 

Update (September 21)

Turns out Huawei has officially kick-started the recruitment for EMUI 11 based on Android 11 beta for Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, and Huawei P40 Pro+ in Russia. The recruitment is open now and will close on October 5 for the P40 while others will have time till October 12 to fill up their registrations for the beta program. Once the qualified list of users is out, the EMUI 11 beta will be released in mid-October all the way through November 14. Users can apply if they are eligible as per the criteria. [Apply Here]

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.

emui 11 featured

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.

android 11 timelineGoing 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

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

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:

Timeline Build Type Developer actions
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.

Supported devices

Note that this is not an official list of devices from Huawei or Honor that will be updated to the EMUI 11 (Android 11).

Huawei Mate 40E 5G

Huawei Mate 40E 5G is the latest device to join the Mate 40 series. It has a 65-inch FHD+ 90Hz curved OLED panel with a whopping 240Hz touch sampling rate. The front punch-hole cut-out has a 13MP shooter while the rear has a circular camera island comprising of a 64+8+16MP plus a macro lens totaling at a quad camera sensor.  The device is powered by a Kirin 990E SoC with 8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage and has 4,200 mAh battery stuffed under the hood supplied with 40W wired and wireless charging. The device has a EMUI 11 based on Android 11 pre-installed without any doubt.

Huawei Mate 40

Huawei Mate 40 comes pre-loaded with Android 10-based EMUI 11 out-of-the-box. It will get Android 11 for sure although the timeline is not available at this moment. 

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Update as of October 29: Slated to intercept EMUI 12 based on Android 11 in the first half of ’22.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro+

The Huawei Mate 40 Pro comes pre-loaded with Android 10-based EMUI 11 out-of-the-box. This confirms that it will get Android 11 (and 12 as well), however, we aren’t aware of the ETA yet.

Huawei Mate 40 RS

Huawei Mate 40 RS comes with EMUI 11 based on Android 10. There’s no doubt it will get Android 11, however, the Chinese manufacturer hasn’t posted an ETA yet.

Huawei Mate 30E Pro

Huawei Mate 30E Pro comes loaded with Android 10-based EMUI 11 out-of-the-box. It is certain to get Android 11, however, we aren’t aware of the timeline yet.

Huawei Y7a

The mid-range Huawei Y7a packs in EMUI 11 based on Android 10. There’s no doubt it will get Android 11, however, Huawei hasn’t confirmed the ETA around it yet.

Huawei P40

Update as of October 29: P40 is all-set to get EMUI 12 w/ Android 11 in first half of 2022.

Huawei P40 Pro

Update as of October 29: P40 Pro is in tow to get EMUI 12 with Android 11 in H1 2022.

Huawei P40 Pro+

Update as of October 29: Scheduled to get Android 11-backed EMUI 12 in H1 2022.

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.

Update as of February 15: According to the latest information, the Huawei P40 Lite is slated to get Android 10-based EMUI 11 upgrade by the end of March 2021 as Nova 7i is expected to get the update starting March 25.

Update as of April 10: Looks like Huawei P40 Lite may not get its hands on EMUI 11 update as the device hasn’t received it yet and may not get it as per an alleged report. 

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.

Update as of October 12: The Huawei MatePad Pro 5G is intercepting Android 11-backed EMUI 11 version 11.0.0.126 in its home country. It is a public beta build rolling out via OTA to eligible users in the country. As it is an OTA rollout, it could take a few hours or even a few days to finally arrive on your device subject that it is eligible for the same. [Source]

Update as of November 10: Based on the latest info, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has now made it official that MatePro Pro 5G will get the much-awaited EMUI 11 official update with version number 11.0.0.145. Users can register for it without any care for any quota as Huawei has made it clear there’s no quota. [Source]

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 an Android 11 R upgrade as well. The exact date is available as of now.

Update as of November 10: Huawei has made an official announcement that Huawei MatePad Pro will get EMUI 11 official update bearing version number 11.0.0.145. Previously, Huawei and Honor smartphones had a limit on the number of users who can register for EMUI 11 beta but Huawei hasn’t imposed any limit on MatePad Pro as per the announcement. With that being said, users in China will be able to apply via the Huawei Support app without any further ado. [Source]

Update as of January 23: Apparently, Huawei MatePad Pro is now taking up EMUI 11 based on Android 11 in China with version number 11.0.0.166 weighing at 1.72GB as its download size. The update is being released via OTA.

Huawei MatePad

Update as of October 12: According to the latest update coming from Huawei Central, the Huawei MatePad 10.8 is intercepting EMUI 11 beta bearing version 11.0.0.125. The update is rolling out via OTA and carries a number of features including AI Subtitles and Super NotePad among others. As it is an OTA rollout, watch out for the update as it will arrive soon.

Huawei Mate Xs

Update as of October 29: The Mate Xs is slated to intercept EMUI 12 with Android 11 starting in the first half of next 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.

Update as of April 10: According to the information posted by Huawei Central, an alleged list suggests that P30 Lite New Edition may not get EMUI 11 at all. 

Huawei Y7p

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

Update as of October 29: Nova 7i from Huawei is about to pick up EMUI 12 w/ Android 11 as its base in the first half of upcoming year.

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.

Update as of October 22: The Huawei Nova 7 Pro 5G is now picking up the second EMUI 11 beta update bearing version number 11.0.0.125 in China for those who have participated in its internal testing phase. 

Huawei nova 7 5G

Update as of October 29: Huawei Nova 7 is scheduled for EMUI 12 in H1 2022 as per the official timeline. 

Huawei nova 7 SE

Update as of October 29: Huawei Nova 7 SE will pick up EMUI 12 in the first half of 2022.

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 Enjoy 20 Pro

Update as of April 10: As per the details available on Huawei Central, an alleged list does mention that Enjoy 20 Pro has not received the EMUI 11 update yet and may never get its hands on the same ever.

Huawei Enjoy z 5G

Update as of April 10: Looks like Huawei Enjoy Z 5G is less likely to get EMUI 11 upgrade based on the information posted by an alleged list.

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 September 22: Just like Huawei Nova 6, the Nova 6 5G is getting Android 11-based EMUI 11 as a beta update for those users who signed up for its beta program. The update is released via OTA and the update bears version 11.0.0.115.

Update as of October 22: The Huawei Nova 6 5G is now receiving the second EMUI 11 beta update bearing version 11.0.0.138 in China up for internal testing. 

Update as of December 29: According to the update, Huawei is now seeding EMUI 11 with version number 11.0.0.165 on Huawei Nova 6 5G via OTA. [Source]

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.

Update as of September 22: As per a report by Huawei Central, the EMUI 11 based on Android 11 has begun rolling out for Huawei Note 6 users who signed up for the beta program that started some time ago. The users are intercepting the EMUI V11.0.0.115 that yanks up the EMUI version from 10 to 11. It is an OTA rollout at least releasing in China which is Huawei’s home country.

Update as of October 22: The Huawei Nova 6 is now intercepting the second EMUI 11 beta update bearing version number 11.0.0.138 in its home country. The update is available for those who took part in its internal testing. 

Update as of December 29: According to the latest intel, Chinese smartphone maker has released EMUI 11 for Huawei Nova 6 with version 11.0.0.165 via OTA rollout. [Source]

Huawei nova 6 SE

The mid-range Nova 6 SE arrived with Kirin 810 onboard along with a 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.

Update as of February 15: Based on the latest intel, the Nova 7i is slated to get EMUI 11 upgrade in the last week of March and thus, Nova 6 SE is expected to get the update during the same time as well. For now, take it with a pinch of salt.

Update as of April 10: Looks like Nova 6 SE from Huawei is less likely to get EMUI 1 given the fact that the device has not received it yet even after being eligible. Also, this was also put forth by an alleged Huawei Central report. 

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.

Update as of November 24: There’s good news for Huawei Mate X users in China. Apparently, the Chinese OEM is now seeding out EMUI 11 beta to Mate X users who registered for its internal beta program when the company was recruiting users for the same. Here’s the official announcement.

Update as of December 26: As per the latest information, the Huawei Mate X is now getting upgraded to EMUI 11 public beta in its home country. [Source]

Huawei Y9s

Update as of October 29: The device is setup to gain EMUI 12 with Android 11 as the base in H1 2022 starting with a beta version. 

Huawei Y8p

Update as of October 29: Y8p is expected to get EMUI 12 (based on Android 11) in H1 2022.

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 its 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.

Update as of April 10: Turns out Nova 5Z is less likely to get EMUI 11 update as it was earlier eligible but never received the update until the time of writing this. In any case, it is likely that the device won’t make it to EMUI 11 at all. 

Huawei Enjoy 10s

The Enjoy 10s was launched last year in October with a 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.

Update as of April 10: Based on the update that we have seen posted on Huawei Central, the Huawei Enjoy 10S is less likely to get EMUI 11 update based on the alleged report. 

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 Enjoy 10e

Update as of April 10: It appears as if the EMUI 11 upgrade on Enjoy 10e is less likely as it hasn’t arrived yet and an alleged report on Huawei Central does puts it forth although take it with a pinch of salt.

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.

Update as of December 26: Based on the latest information, Huawei is releasing yet another software update based on EMUI 11 with version 11.0.0.165 for Mate 30 RS Porsche Design beta testers. Note that you must have EMUI 11.0.0.145 in order to get your hands on the new EMUI 11 based update. [Source]

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G

The Mate 30 Pro 5G arrived just a month after its 4G counterpart was 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

Update as of October 29: The Mate 30 Pro is scheduled for EMUI 12 based on Android 11 in the first half of 2022.

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.

Update as of December 10: With the latest bit of information available, it is now confirmed that the Huawei Mate 30 5G is now receiving EMUI 11 update on its Chinese variant. The update carries software version 11.0.0.145 and with a size of 3.19GB. [Source]

Huawei Mate 30

Update as of October 29: Good news for Mate 30 users outside China as the international variant will get EMUI 12 beta based on Android 11 in H1 2022.

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 onboard. The device as it arrived with Android 9.0 Pie is likely to get Android 11 although ‘exactly when’ is awaited.

Update as of April 10: Based on the alleged report that was posted on Huawei Central, the Nova 5i Pro has been listed under the devices which haven’t received the update yet even after being eligible. It is likely that the update may never arrive.  

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.

Update as of April 10: According to the update that we have so far, an alleged report states that Enjoy 10 Plus may not get upgraded to Magic UI 4.0 although take it with a pinch of salt. 

Huawei nova 5T

Update: Nova 5T is already on Android 11 powered EMUI 11 in the United Kingdom, Turkey, South East Asia, the Middle East, the Eastern Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Latin America, Romania, and a few other counries.

Update as of October 29: The device is in tow to gain EMUI 12 sometime in the first half of next year.

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.

Update as of November 9: Based on the latest info, the Chinese OEM is now recruiting beta testers for its EMUI 11 closed beta program on Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8 in its home country. Those who are interested to try their hands on the same are required to apply before November 18 to be eligible for the upgrade. [Source]

Update as of December 26: Based on the latest piece of information available, the Huawei MediaPad M6 10.8 is getting upgraded to EMUI 11 public beta update in China.  [Source]

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.

Update as of November 9: Turns out Huawei is now recruiting beta testers for its EMUI 11 closed beta program on Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo 8.4 in China. Interested users are required to enroll for it before November 18 and only a handful of the users will get the update due to the quota constraint on each model. [Source]

Update as of March 17: Well, the Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition is the next device to get stable EMUI 11 in China after months of being under testing. The update carries the January 2021 security patch with it. 

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.

Update as of November 9: Per the latest update, Huawei is now recruiting testers for EMUI 11 closed beta program on MediaPad M6 in China where users are required to enroll before November 18 to participate in it. Only a handful of users will get the update as there’s a quota constraint with it too. [Source]

Update as of November 21: Turns out those users who signed up for the internal EMUI 11 beta program in China on MediaPad M6 have begun getting their hands on the beta update. 

Update as of December 26: Based on the latest piece of information available, the Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4 is getting upgraded to EMUI 11 public beta update in China. 

Update as of February 5: Looks like the Huawei MediaPad M6 is now intercepting Android 10-powered EMUI 11 update with version number 11.0.0.125 weighing at a whopping 2.13GB and it is releasing in the U.S. 

Update as of March 17: It’s a relief for Huawei MediaPad M6 8.4 users as the OEM has finally released the stable EMUI 11 update on the device at least in China. The update is likely to arrive in other markets soon. The update carries a January 2021 security patch with it and its interception was confirmed

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.

Update as of November 21: The Huawei Nova 5 Pro users who signed up for the internal beta program for EMUI 11 beta are now in for a treat. This is because the EMUI 11 beta is now rolling out across the devices in China although the update would take some time since it is an airborne update. 

Update as of December 23: According to the latest update, the Huawei Nova 5 Pro is now intercepting the second beta update for EMUI 11 in China with version number 11.0.0.127/128 as per the announcement. The update is airborne and thus, users will have to wait for the OTA notification that should arrive soon. [Source]

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.

Update as of November 9: Huawei is now recruiting Huawei Nova 5 users for EMUI 11 Closed Beta Program in China. The recruitment for it has already started and continues till November 18 before which, the users will have to apply for it. [Source]

Update as of December 26: Based on the information available, the Huawei Nova 5 is now getting upgraded to EMUI 11 public beta in China and the update is releasing via OTA. [Source]

Update as of April 10: Looks like the Huawei Nova 5 that was earlier eligible for EMUI 11 is likely not to get EMUI 11 upgrade given the fact that it was listed by an alleged report on Huawei Central. 

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.

Update as of October 29: The beta version of EMUI 12 w/ Android 12 as the base is scheduled to commence arriving on Y9 Prime 2019 in the first half of 2022.

Huawei P20

Update as of October 29: P20 is in line to get EMUI 12 presumebly based on Android 11 in the first half of the incoming year 2022.

Huawei P20 Pro

Update as of October 29: P20 Pro is scheduled to gain Android 11-flavored EMUI 12 in H1 2022 as per the official list released by Huawei although no official dates are available.

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)

Update as of October 29: The device is slated to gain Android 11-flavored EMUI 12 in H1 2022. 

Huawei P30 Pro

Update as of October 29: As per the official timeline, the P30 Pro is scheduled to gain EMUI 12 based on Android 11 in H1 2022. Exact dates aren’t available.

Huawei P30

Update as of October 29: It is scheduled for Android 11-powered EMUI 12 in H1 2022.

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.

Update as of March 15: According to the latest information, the Huawei P30 Lite is now picking up Android 10-backed EMUI 11 update with version number 11.0.0.138 via OTA. The update is being upgraded on units locked with Bell Canada. [Source]

Huawei nova 4e

Update as of October 29: The Huawei Nova 4e is likely to pick up EMUI 12 powered by Android 11 in the first half of 2022.

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

Update as of October 29: The device is likely to bring EMUI 12 in H1 2022 as per the official timeline posted by Huawei itself.

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

Update as of October 29: Mate 20 RS will picking up Android 11-flavored EMUI 12 in the first half of next year as per the schedule.

Huawei Mate 20 X

Update as of October 29: Officially, the Mate 20 X as per Huawei is slated to gain EMUI 12 which is based on Android 11 in the first half of year 2022.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Update as of October 29: The device is in tow to get EMUI 12 starting in H1 2022 with beta version first.

Huawei Mate 20

Update as of October 29: The Mate 20 is slated to receive Android 11-powered EMUI 12 in H1 2022.

Huawei Mate 20 Lite

Update as of January 6: According to the latest update, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite is now getting upgraded to EMUI 11 with version 11.0.0.125 with system-level translations, smart multi-window, gallery enhancements among other features.

Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design

Update as of October 29: The Mate 10 Porsche Design, just as its siblings, is scheduled for EMUI 12 arrival in H1 2022.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Update as of October 29: Mate 10 Pro from Huawei is in line to gain EMUI 12 sometime in H1 2022.

Huawei Mate 10

Update as of October 29: Mate 10 is scheduled to pick up Android 11-powered EMUI 12 sometime in H1 2022.

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.

Non-Supported Devices

  • 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 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.

Release Date

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.

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.

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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]Huawei EMUI 11

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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.

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