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December 2021 update released for Huawei Mate 40 series (CN)



Huawei Mate 40 December update

Huawei is sending the latest HarmonyOS 2 software update for Mate 40 series that installs December 2021 security update along with other system improvements. This update is rolling out in China and soon cover all the models.

According to the information, the December 2021 update for Huawei Mate 40 lineup comes with version HarmonyOS upgraded from version While the Mate 40 Pro (5G) variant gets HarmonyOS version from

Adapting Models:

  • Huawei Mate 40 (OCE-AN10)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro (NOH-AN00)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro (NOH-AN01)
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ (NOP-AN00)
  • Huawei Mate 40 RS Porsche Design (NOP-AN00)

Talking about the changes, this firmware update brings a new defect elimination feature in Gallery for a photo editor, and optimizations for smart multi-window mode and system stability of the device. Moreover, it also installs the latest December 2021 HarmonyOS security patch, which fixes details that are yet to arrive.

Huawei Mate 40 December update

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Huawei Mate 40 series update:

  • Gallery: Added an elimination function in the “More” of the editor. When editing a picture, it can eliminate small defects on the simple background and make the picture more perfect.
  • Smart multi-window: Optimize the user experience of smart multi-window
  • System: Optimize system stability in some scenarios
  • Security: Incorporate security patches in December 2021 to enhance mobile phone system security.

Huawei Mate 40 December update

Things to know:

  • The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.
  • HarmonyOS version and size may vary.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage on your device.

Update steps:

There are two ways that you can download this latest software update, both of these areas the following:


  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on System & updates
  3. Tap Software update
  4. Tap Check for Updates
  5. Download and Install
  6. Install

After the installation and restart, we recommend you let the system optimize the new application so your device can run smoothly on further commands.


You can also request this update via the My Huawei app with the following instructions.

  1. Open the My Huawei app
  2. Tap on Update
  3. Download and Install
  4. Install

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