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Breaking: Huawei Mate 20 started receiving EMUI 11 [Global]

Huawei unveiled the EMUI 11 in September and during the launch event, the company also announced the beta testing for a number of flagships including P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro models.

Following these devices, the Chinese tech giant began the test flight for the Huawei Mate 20 smartphones and later expanded this testing program to more markets in Europe and in the Middle East.

EMUI 11 testings for the Huawei Mate 20 models have already concluded in China with the rollout of a stable build. On the other hand, Huawei has promised to roll out EMUI 11 for the Mate 20 smartphones in the first quarter of 2021.

Since we’re meeting the timeline, Huawei has now finally started releasing the EMUI 11 for the Huawei Mate 20 smartphones, which brings a list of new features for a better user experience.

For now, the rollout is still in the early-stage so we expect it to expand in the coming weeks and cover more users around the globe.

The new features that come with EMUI 11 improve the always-on display, multiwindow mode, installs new animations, subtle UI effects, major tweaks for NotePad, better smart features, and more. (Check the full changelog linked below)

Models for EMUI 11:

  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 X

Stable EMUI 11 version:

Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 X receiving the EMUI 11 with EMUI version 11.0.0.138 and a software package size of 1.86GB.

On the other hand, we don’t have confirmation on the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G model, which is likely to get the EMUI 11 very soon.

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NOTE:

  1. The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  2. EMUI version and size may vary depending on the country/region/models.
  3. We recommend you to back up any important data before updating, safety measures.

How to check for EMUI 11 update:

To download this update manually, go to Settings then System & updates, then open Software update, from here select Check for updates. If an update is available it’ll pop-up on your phone and an option of Download and install will appear. Press the option and start to download.

You can also request software updates through the Support app. To do this, open the Support app, go to the Service tab on the bottom bar, tap on the update, then select Check for updates and then download and install.

Thanks to the tipsters – Mohamed and Majid

EMUI 11 Changelog:

This update introduces EMUI 11, providing a rich array of possibilities for you to stay connected in all scenarios. This new system version carries forward Huawei’s All SCenario design concept and provides a richer and more integrated cross-device experience. Based on the idea of “Technology for people”, EMUI 11 brings a more artistic interface design, friendlier interactions, and a more innovative and convenient cross-device connection experience for people to perform better at work and in life.

  • Smart Always On Display (AOD): Refines the user experience and introduces brand-new visual elements for the AOD, allowing you to customize and showcase your personal style by adding text and images that will appear when your screen is off.
  • Artistic Theme: Adds the Starry Night theme, featuring vivid color painting. (You can apply this theme in the Themes app.)
  • Multiwindow mode: Multi-Window allows you to open apps in a floating window for multitasking. You can relocate the floating window to the desired location or minimize it to a floating bubble for easier access later.
  • Smoother animation: The brand new, intuitive animations throughout EMUI 11 create a smoother, more unified, and visually pleasing user experience when touching items or sliding on the screen. Long take animations will be displayed when you are switching between albums in Gallery or between year and month views in Calendar, for smoother visual effects.
  • Subtle effect: Whether you’re toggling switches on or off, subtle effects have been enhanced throughout the OS for greater visual satisfaction.
  • Super Notepad: Notepad now supports editing notes simultaneously from multiple Huawei devices. For example, you can insert a photo from your phone to the note being edited on your tablet.
  • Lasting smoothness: A new standard for system animations has been introduced, improving app launch speed and the smoothness of general operations.
  • Rhythmic ringtones: System vibration has been upgraded, and incoming calls and alarms now have their own custom vibration patterns. The combination of stereo sounds and coordinated vibrations brings you a more immersive experience.
  • Multi-screen Collaboration: This is a special feature that enables your devices to work together to achieve their full potential. You can mirror your phone to your laptop’s screen to improve your productivity with up to three windows readily available. (This feature requires a Huawei laptop installed with version 11.0 or later of PC manager.)
  • Gallery: On the discover tab in Gallery, you can create video stories by applying preset templates with special effects and background music. The video editing features are optimized providing you with more instructions on how to use the timeline and edit options.
  • Undisturbed screen protection: When you project your phone in Do Not Disturb mode onto your Huawei laptop, messages and incoming calls are displayed only on your phone screen, both protecting your privacy and ensuring the continuity of screen projection.
  • NotePad Privacy: This allows you to lock notes in NotePad.
  • Photo sharing privacy: This allows you to remove the shooting location, time, and device information from photos before sharing them.

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