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Huawei Mate 20 regular software updates to end soon



Huawei Mate 20 series is one of the most powerful smartphone lineups from Huawei that comes with a 7nm Kirin 980 processor, large displays, facial recognition, display fingerprint, wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, powerful matrix camera system, elegant design, and more.

Huawei Mate 20 series with pre-installed Android 9.0 based EMUI 9.0, then upgraded to EMUI 9.1. Followed by Android 10 based EMUI 10.0 and in early 2020, upgraded with EMUI 10.1. Later on, the company also started testing the latest EMUI 11 beta on the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro and the company has planned to roll EMUI 11 out for all of the users of Mate 20 devices in the first quarter of 2021.

In the midst of this conversation, we have news for the Huawei Mate 20 series that you may have noticed on the January 2021 EMUI Huawei device list. The Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design, and Mate 20 X 4G are delisted from the monthly security update schedule.

Is this the end of regular software updates for the Huawei Mate 20 devices?

The answer is NO (Currently) but there’s a YES coming soon. Let’s explain this.

Huawei Mate 20 series was launched in October 2018 and according to Huawei’s current major version upgrade policy, these phones will complete their upgrade tier with the rollout of EMUI 11.0. Since the global variants are yet to receive the EMUI 11, they may continue to receive regular software updates.

However, the company will now slowly shift these smartphones to low update counts, which means they’ll first receive quarterly updates, followed by occasional updates, similar to the Huawei Mate 10 and P20 series.

Aside from these older flagships, the Mate 20 X 5G and Mate 20 lite remain on the update schedule under monthly and quarterly sections respectively.

Currently, we cannot confirm Huawei’s upcoming plan for the Mate 20 devices but it seems pretty clear that the EMUI 11 rollout likely to begin the reverse countdown of software update support for the Mate 20 series. We’ll keep you posted on this matter.

In the meantime, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.