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Honor 9A and Honor 9S receiving September 2020 security update

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Honor has started releasing a new software update for the Honor 9A and Honor 9S devices. These updates primarily improve system security with patches released in September 2020.

Both of these devices received major optimizations in the recent updates.

Honor 9A and 9S Update Changelog:

Security: Integrates Android security patches released in September 2020 for improved system security.

September 2020 Security Patch Details:

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September 2020 security update install security fixes for different levels of exploits and issues within Huawei phones including 3 critical and 19 high levels of CVEs.

UPDATED SOFTWARE VERSION:

The latest security improvements for Honor 9A and 9S come with Magic UI 3.1 version 3.1.0.138 and 3.1.0.170 respectively.

Note:

  • Magic UI and size may vary depending on the country/region.
  • The update is rolling out in batches so it may take some time/days to reach your device.

Want to send us Tips, Update Screenshots, or a Message? connect with us here:

  • Screenshots@huaweicentral.com
  • Tips@huaweicentral.com
  • Message us on Twitter

HOW TO UPDATE:

Via Settings:

  • Settings
  • System & updates
  • Software update
  • CHECK FOR UPDATES
  • Download and install

Via Support:

  • Support app
  • Services Tab
  • Update
  • CHECK FOR UPDATES
  • Download and install

Thanks to our all-weather tipster – Tamil G

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Huawei releases July 2021 security update for Honor 20S and Play 9A

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After several Huawei devices, the company is expanding the July 2021 security update for the eligible Honor phones. As per the information, the Honor 20S and Honor Play 9A have begun receiving new security patches released in July 2021.

Huawei’s July 2021 security patch brings fixes for 49 vulnerabilities including 21 high and 28 medium levels of CVEs that could harm your device. Furthermore, it also enhances the overall performance and smoothens the device’s performance.

For your information, this update will gradually cover all the eligible devices and it may take time to show on your device via OTA. Meanwhile, you can also check for new software updates manually.

Software versions

  • Honor 20S: Latest EMUI 10.1 version 10.1.0.119 upgraded from version 10.1.0.117.
  • Honor Play 9A: Latest MagicUI 3.1 version 3.1.0.188 upgraded from version 3.1.0.187.

Honor 20S July 2021 update

Honor 20S:

Honor 20S comes with a 6.26-inch IPS LCD FHD+ display with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolutions. The smartphone equips a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP wide-angle, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 2MP lens for macro shots. It has a 32MP front-facing camera.

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The device packs a 3750mAh battery with 20W fast charging. It is powered by the Kirin  810 octa-core processor. It comes pre-packed with the Android 9.0 based Magic UI 2.1 and currently running on EMUI 10.1 software.

Things to remember:

There are several important points you need to remember before installing the July 2021 patch on your Honor 20S and Honor Play 9A.

  • Make sure your device is not root.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage on your device.
  • This update won’t erase your data, but we recommend you to take backup in advance.
  • Follow the update instructions carefully (mentioned below).

If you want to send us Tips, Update Screenshots, or a Message? connect with us here:

  • Screenshots@huaweicentral.com
  • Tips@huaweicentral.com
  • Message us on Twitter

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How to check for updates:

Via Settings: 

  • Open Settings, then go to System & updates and open Software update.
  • Now select Check for updates >> if any update shows up, then hit the Download and install button.

Via Support app:

Alternatively, you can also download software updates using the Support app. To do so:

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  • Open Support app >> tap Service tab on the bottom bar >> then click on Update button.
  • Now select Check for updates, and then press Download and install.
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New Huawei Smart Selection AI camera enters in public testing, launching soon

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According to the latest information, Huawei‘s new Smart Selection AI camera has been spotted on the company’s official online platform – Huawei VMall. The company starts the public testing of this new model on 15th July 2021.

This Smart AI camera price at 249 Yuan (about 38 USD) but it’s available at just 229 Yuan (about 35 USD) during the test. Furthermore, participate in the public test activity to stand a chance to win spin the lucky draw.

By participating in the public test, the winner can get the Huawei Cloud Service Season Card worths 25 Yuan and enjoy the video streaming. However, this benefit can only avail after the first sale of the AI camera, which will start on 25th July 2021.

Main Highlights of the Model:

  • 5GHz WiFi support
  • Distributed capabilities of HarmonyOS
  • 2K ultra-clear pixels
  • 360 dgree horizontal angle
  • 110-degree verticle angle
  • Huawei HiLink Support
  • Supports App remote control

Using the 5G network support Huawei Smart Section AI camera captures high-resolution images with fine details of a human object. With the power of HarmonyOS support, users can also share real-time images established a smart and strong cross-platform connection.

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The latest and precise AI algorithms accurately discovered the human figure and can deliver a direct warning to the Smart Life APP to inform the user in real-time. Furthermore, consumers can also control it from anywhere with the support of the APP remote control feature.

As long as any movement happens in a range of the camera, it starts to follow it and captures the whole 360 views horizontally and 110 vertically. Additionally, it features the low-light full-color technology to detect the clear image even in the weak light at night.

(Source – CNMO)

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Honor 20 smartphone on Magic UI 4 getting May 2021 security improvements

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The May 2021 security update is releasing for the Honor 20 smartphone in the Indian market. On the other hand, some of the Honor 20 users reported that they’ve not yet received the Magic UI 4 upgrade.

To be mentioned, After the separation of Huawei and Honor, the previously launched devices are now under the support of Huawei.

The quad-camera-equipped Honor 20 phone was launched in 2019 with a 6.26-inch display, Kirin 980 processor, EMUI 9.0, 48MP rear quad camera system, 32MP front camera, and more. However, this smartphone is currently working on Magic UI 4.

According to the information, Huawei has pushed a new Magic UI 4 version 11.0.0.161 (C675E3R1P4) for Honor 20 Indian users with an update size of 188MB. However, we can expect that the same software update has been expanding to global users.

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Honor 20 users can check the full changelog mentioned below.

Thanks to the tipster: Tamil G

Is Honor 20 is eligible for HarmonyOS 2?

At the moment, HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing is going in for Huawei and Honor Chinese variants. In the first batch of HarmonyOS 2.0 beta testing for Honor devices, there were 12 devices including Honor 20 and 20 Pro.

Recently, these smartphones received the first HarmonyOS 2 closed beta update that brings a whole new operating system and user interface to provide the next level user experience.

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Since the Honor 20 series is eligible for HarmonyOS 2.0 in-home ground so, the same fate is also decided for the global variants. It is expected that soon or later these smartphones will get the hands-on new OS but we’ll have to wait for an official confirmation.

Note:

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

Changelog:

Security: Integrates the Android security patch released in May 2021.

May 2021 security patch details: This security update fixes different levels of exploits and issues including  3 critical, 10 high, and 4 medium levels of CVE for improved system security.

CHECK FOR UPDATE:

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VIA SETTINGS:

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

ALTERNATIVELY, VIA SUPPORT:

  1. Open the Support app
  2. Go to the Services tab
  3. Tap on Update
  4. Download and Install
  5. Install and restart your phone

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