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Huawei Mate 20 Series getting first EMUI 11 beta, brings various new features



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Earlier this month, Huawei begin EMUI 11 closed beta recruitment for the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS, and Mate 20 x 5G in China. Now, the company has started to roll it out for the users who participated and selected to test the EMUI 11 beta builds.

This EMUI 11 beta for Huawei Mate 20 lineup brings improved multi-window mode, smoother animations, super notepad, and more. Check the full changelog below.

Huawei Mate 20 series along with Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, are some of the oldest smartphones to get the EMUI 11. Similar to the Huawei P30 series, Huawei didn’t provide new colorful Always-on display to the Huawei Mate 20 devices.

This rollout is currently limited to the Chinese users but the company is also preparing to start the beta of the EMUI 11 for the Huawei Mate 20 series in Europe by December and a stable release is planned in the first quarter of 2021.

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Huawei phones for EMUI 11 Beta:

  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS
  • Huawei Mate 20X 4G
  • Huawei Mate 20X 5G

Version Detail:

Huawei EMUI 11 beta for the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 Rs, and Mate 20 X 4G comes with EMUI 11 version upgrading from While the Mate 20 X 5G getting EMUI upgrading from

Following this rollout, Huawei will send the beta version until the testing concludes for the respective models.

Huawei Mate 20 Series


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EMUI 11 BETA CHANGELOG For Huawei Mate 20 Series:


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 animations:

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.

Subtle effects:

Whether you’re toggling switches on or off, subtle effects have been enhanced throughout the OS for greater visual satisfaction.

Privacy-based screen projection:

When you project your phone onto an external display, messages and incoming calls are displayed only on your phone screen, both protecting your privacy and ensuring the continuity of screen projection.


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.

You can now quickly identify and extract text from images or documents, edit the text, and then export and share it. Creating a digital version of a paper document has never been easier.

AI Subtitles:

Browse articles or pictures in different languages and translate the words or paragraphs by selecting and adjusting the selection.


Hide Display Message:

When screencasting in mobile mode, enable the message do not disturb function, which allows the phone’s incoming calls and message banner notifications to be displayed only on the phone interface, which protects the privacy and ensures the continuity of screencasting.

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