Launched in October 2018, Huawei Mate 20 series comprises Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design, Mate 20 X 4G, Mate 20 X 5G smartphones. The Huawei Mate 20 series is powered by Kirin 980, manufactured with the advanced 7nm process incorporating Cortex-A76-based CPU and Mali-G76 GPU for improved performance and experience.
For Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, the company used two 7nm chips including a Kirin 980 + Balong 5000 to provide NSA/SA dual-mode 5G support. The 40W Huawei SuperCharge, 15W Huawei Wireless Quick Charge, and large batteries work in tandem to provide users with the best battery life.
The Matrix Camera System includes Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens which lets users not only see wider but also closer with its new macro distance capability. Available in 6.53-inch, 6.39-inch, and 7.2-inch sizes, the Huawei Mate 20 Series encompasses four devices: Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 X, and PORSCHE DESIGN Huawei Mate 20 RS.
The Huawei Mate 20 Series ships with an Android 9 based EMUI 9 operating system and is upgradable to EMUI 11. However, the Chinese models of this lineup are now compatible with HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system.
Huawei, every month, sends updates to improve Huawei Mate 20 series. In this article, you can capture all of the Huawei Mate 20 series updates, changes, improvements, made to its EMUI firmware.
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Latest Huawei Mate 20 Updates:
August 28, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 Series global users getting new updates with June 2021 security patch that comes with EMUI 184.108.40.206 version, it provides better system security and performance increment.
August 18, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS, and Mate 20 X with EMUI 11 receiving a new software update that optimizes the system stability to make the phone runs more stable.
August 7, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G with EMUI 11 gets new software update that brings June 2021 security patch improvements for better performance.
August 2, 2021:
June 2021 security patch is now rolling out for the Huawei Mate 20 Lite along with various new system security improvements.
July 27, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 Lite software update adds new applications including Petal Search, Books, Petal Maps, Game Center, Member Center, and Link Now. The Mate 20 Lite update also installs May 2021 security patch.
July 10, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 series getting May 2021 security patch for the global models and it’s rolling out with EMUI version 220.127.116.11.
June 26, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 series is receiving a new software update that comes with May 2021 security update, that comes with EMUI 18.104.22.168.
May 31, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 Lite installs security improvements released in April 2021. Read More
May 20, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 users receiving March 2021 security, Petal Search, Petal Map, Reader, and other apps with the latest update. Read More
May 15, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 Series receiving new additions, optimizations, fixes, and d security improvements with the latest software update. Read More
May 11, 2021:
New Features and security improvements rolling out for Huawei Mate 20 X 5G. Read More
May 2, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 Lite smartphone users receiving March 2021 security updates in Europe. Read More
April 21, 2021:
Huawei expanding EMUI 11 major update for Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone in Cuba. Read more
April 6, 2021:
EMUI 11 major update expanding for Huawei Mate 20 Pro users in Morocco. Read more
April 5, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 Lite receiving new software in April, installs new security patches. Read more
April 1, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone start receiving stable EMUI 11 update [UK]. Read more
March 31, 2021:
New update for Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) brings February 2021 security improvements. Read more
March 30, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones begin receiving EMUI 11 in Brazil (Latin America). Read more
March 27, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 X smartphone users started receiving stable EMUI 11 in the global market. Read more
March 24, 2021:
Stable EMUI 11 starts to roll out for Huawei Mate 20 X 5G global variant. Read more
February 24, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 devices global users begin receiving EMUI 11 software updates. Read more.
February 10, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G getting stable EMUI 11. Read more
January 23, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G getting a new software update with security improvements. Read more.
January 16, 2021:
Huawei Mate 20 series on EMUI 11 receiving new software update with feature optimizations in China. Read more
December 22, 2020:
EMUI 22.214.171.124 second beta released for Huawei Mate 20 X 5G users in China
EMUI 126.96.36.199 first beta update for Huawei Mate 20 series in South East Asia
December 19, 2020:
EMUI 188.8.131.52 first beta version for Huawei Mate 20 and 20 Pro beta testers in the Middle East
December 18, 2020:
EMUI 184.108.40.206 first beta version for Huawei Mate 20 series in Europe
December 14, 2020:
EMUI 220.127.116.11 third beta version for Huawei Mate 20 in China
December 11, 2020:
December 9, 2020:
UK: Huawei opens EMUI 11 beta for Huawei Mate 20 series
December 5, 2020:
EMUI 10.1.0.167 version for Huawei Mate 20 series getting October 2020 security patch in China
December 2, 2020:
EMUI 11 recruitment starts for Huawei Mate 20 series in South East Asia
EMUI 18.104.22.168 second beta update for Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 RS registered users
December 1, 2020:
Breaking: EMUI 11 beta opens for Huawei Mate 20 series in Europe
November 26, 2020:
Huawei Mate 20 series EMUI 11 beta to start in December [Europe]
November 25, 2020:
EMUI 11 for Huawei Mate 20 series global units will rollout in Q1 2021
November 24, 2020:
EMUI 10.1.0.328 updates for Huawei Mate 20 series users on EMUI 10.1 with October 2020 security [Europe]
November 21, 2020:
EMUI 22.214.171.124 first beta update released for Huawei Mate 20 series, brings various new features
November 13, 2020:
EMUI 10.1.0.254 version for Huawei Mate 20 X getting October 2020 security update
November 4, 2020:
EMUI 11 beta recruitment starts for Huawei Mate 20 Series smartphones
October 24, 2020:
Huawei Mate 20 series will receive EMUI 11 beta in December in Europe
October 13, 2020:
EMUI 11 for Huawei Mate 20 Series in development, beta starting soon
August 25, 2020:
EMUI 10.1 rolling out for Huawei Mate 20 Pro in India
July 8, 2020:
EMUI 10.1 begins to roll out for Huawei Mate 20 X 4G
July 5, 2020:
EMUI 10.1 for Huawei Mate 20 and 20 Pro reaches UK
April 17, 2020:
EE UK rolling out EMUI 10 for Huawei Mate 20 lite
April 8, 2020:
[Internal Beta] Huawei Mate 20 series EMUI 10.1 rolling out
March 20, 2020:
Huawei Mate 20 X (4G) receiving January EMUI security update
March 16, 2020:
March 16, 2020:
EMUI 10.0.0.187 stable EMUI 10 update rolled out for Huawei Mate 20 Pro in Japan.
March 15, 2020:
EMUI 10.0.0.188 update installs the January 2020 security patch for the global variant of Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.
March 12, 2020:
EMUI 10.0.0.170 stable update in Switzerland rolled out for Huawei Mate 20 Lite.
March 5, 2020:
EMUI 10.0.0.179 stable update in Japan rolled out for Huawei Mate 20 Lite.
March 1, 2020:
EMUI 10.0.0.188 on Vodafone UK rolled out the January 2020 security update for Huawei Mate 20 X 5G.
February 29, 2020:
EMUI 10.0.0.180 on Optus Australia rolled out for Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.
February 26, 2020:
EMUI 10.0.0.180 on EE update for Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro on EE.
January 20, 2020:
EMUI 10.0.0.172 update for Huawei Mate 20 Lite widely.
January 20, 2020:
EMUI 10.0.0.180 rolled out for users on O2 UK of Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.
January 19, 2020:
EMUI 10.0.0.182 rolled out for users of Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.
January 08, 2020:
EMUI 10.0.0.187 on Vodafone UK rolled out for users of Huawei Mate 20 X 5G.
December 28, 2019:
EMUI 10.0.0.180, EMUI 10.0.0.184 stable update rolled out for users of Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X 4G, and Mate 20 RS.
December 2, 2019:
EMUI 10.0.0.154 stable update Vodafone UK rolled out for users of Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro.
December 15, 2019:
EMUI 10.0.0.185 stable update for users of Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design with November 2019 security patch.
November 14, 2019:
EMUI 10.0.0.154 stable update for testers Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design in Europe.
December 15, 2019:
EMUI 10.0.0.185 stable update (China) for all users of Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design.
October 22, 2019:
EMUI 10.0.0.166, EMUI 10.0.0.168 update for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design.
September 25, 2019:
EMUI 10.0.0.146 first beta build for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design, installs Ark Compiler and EROFS.
September 11, 2019:
EMUI 126.96.36.1990 update adds the August 2019 security patch.
August 15, 2019:
EMUI 188.8.131.52 update installs the DC Dimming feature.
August 14, 2019:
EMUI 184.108.40.206 update for Huawei Mate 20 X adds a camera feature of a 5G watermark option.
August 13, 2019:
EMUI 220.127.116.11 stable EMUI 9.1 rolled out for Huawei Mate 20 Lite.
July 29, 2019:
EMUI 18.104.22.168 update for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design, installs Bluetooth improvements and July 2019 security patch.
July 11, 2019:
EMUI 22.214.171.124 update for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design, installs Ark Compiler and EROFS.
April 29, 2019:
EMUI 126.96.36.199 stable update for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design.
April 19, 2019:
EMUI 188.8.131.52 2nd beta update for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design.
April 12, 2019:
EMUI 184.108.40.206 beta update for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design brings the latest EMUI 9.1 for beta testers.
February 05, 2019:
EMUI 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 update for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design adds AI Color mode that allows you to take a video with the background in grayscale and the subject in color.
January 24, 2019:
EMUI 126.96.36.199 update for Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design optimizes face unlock performance, brings a super macro mode feature, improves zoom shortcut with wide-angle options in the viewfinder and optimizes gesture system navigation.
January 02, 2019:
EMUI 188.8.131.52 update for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design optimizes face unlock performance, optimizes quality of photos taken in master AI mode. Fixes an issue in Camera and integrates December 2018 security patch.
December 4, 2018:
EMUI 184.108.40.206 update for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design improves the speed of the fingerprint scanner and the performance of the 3D Face Unlock in different scenarios
November 15, 2018:
EMUI 220.127.116.11 first update for Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 RS Porsche Design adds new filters and effects and introduces the AI zoom feature for improved mini video recording.
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EMUI 12 Features: New UI design, Motion effect, Control Panel, Device Plus and more
Huawei has released the EMUI 12 operating system, which comes with a suite of new features, user interface (UI) design, animation effects, seamless device controller, and other important enhancements over EMUI 11.
EMUI 12 design reflects the design scheme of the HarmonyOS operating system. From UI to features, all carry the same rhythm. However, Huawei has remained silent on the based software of EMUI 12.
Let’s jump to the matter, and explore the EMUI 12 Features:
EMUI 12 comes with a new innovative user interface design that has beautiful rounds corners and provides a seamless viewing experience. There are finely tuned gradients that create a perfect sense of depth in the display, while the simple black, white and blue color format offers a clean and refined look.
This EMUI software comes with new animation effects that reflect realistic gravity and magnet animation effects. The latest animations added to the UI reflects the celestial objects move in the universe, and makes the overall touch interaction more smoother and interactive.
The new software supports stepless weight adjustment, which allows you to adjust the size and the weight of the font by just adjusting the slider. This new feature enhances the user’s viewing experience and makes the UI labels more visible for better UI controls.
Control Panel is an all-in-one solution that you can access by swiping down from the top right corner of the display. The Control Panel consists of audio playback, WiFi, and Bluetooth settings on the same screen.
That’s not it because the Control Panel the above-mentioned controls are followed by shortcut switches section. There’s also a Device+ section. The aim of the Control Panel is to provide you the quickest possible options on the go without at the fastest pace.
Compared to the EMUI 11, the Notification Center is now separated from the Quick settings panel. The users now have a brand new notification center, that you can access via swiping down from the top left corner of the display.
Finally, let’s talk about the “Device+”. This feature resembles the Super Device feature on the HarmonyOS 2. What are the use cases? Let’s take a brief look.
You can simply tap on the MatePad icon (as shown in the image) to activate a multi-screen collaboration with MatePad. This will help you conduct calls, send messages, and check photos from your phone on the tablet screen.
Once connected with MateBook, you can edit your phone’s files directly using your laptop’s bigger display with ease of access. Want to enjoy your phone’s content on an even bigger display? Don’t worry, EMUI 12’s Device+ supports Huawei Vision smart TVs.
Lastly, the earbuds support of the Device+ allows you to listen to should of the other connected device such as Huawei Vision, without disturbing other people.
Distributed File System:
Distributed File System is quite powerful and works best, with this feature, you can get instant access to your phone documents or photos as easily as to access another disk drive on your laptop.
Most interestingly, these all functionalities can be conducted without touching your phone’s data cable.
MeeTime video calls were introduced with EMUI 10.1 and improved in EMUI 11. With EMUI 12, Huawei is taking a step ahead, this feature now supports cross-device video calls, you can seamlessly shift video calls picked up on your phone to Huawei Vision by using the MeeTime Video Call Transfer feature, and shift the call back to your phone, as per your requirement.
Time to come to an important part – Performance, the EMUI 12, provides faster web pages and apps loading as you scroll. You can return to the page next time as you load it up.
Even after a long term of use, the EMUI 12 ensures to provide optimum performance, operation response, and app startup as it was doing initially.
Lastly, the security. EMUI 12 comes with better security and privacy protection, You can input your password to unlock your phone from your laptop while being connected to the Multi-screen collaboration feature.
Moreover, you can set your smartwatch as a trusted device of your phone for extra protection. Your phone will only respond when your phone is connected via Face unlock.
Huawei Mate 20 Lite September 2021 security patch out for global users [EMUI]
Global users are receiving the September 2021 security patch on the Huawei Mate 20 Lite smartphone. The update has only brought the bug fixes mentioned in the security bulletins released for September this year. Speaking of which, Huawei didn’t release any update after June 2021 security patch for this device in overseas markets.
Debuted in 2018, Huawei Mate 20 Lite comes pre-installed with EMUI 8 operating system. Later, the company sends two major updates for this base smartphone and it’s currently running on EMUI 10. Although, it didn’t receive the EMUI 11, still counts as an important device of the company. Thus, it timely gest new features, bug fixes, and system optimizations.
As reported by HuaweiBlog, the September 2021 security patch contains the EMUI 10.0.0.290 version for Huawei Mate 20 Lite users. However, the changelog doesn’t seem to contain much due to its smaller update size. There are no additional features or major modification come with the security note. You can check the details below:
- Update Version: EMUI 10.0.0.290 (C432E12R1P1)
- Update Size: 116 MB
- Changelog: This update integrates security patches released in September 2021 for improved system security.
(Image from HuaweiBlog)
How to Download:
Huawei Mate 20 Lite users can download the latest EMUI September 2021 security patch from the smartphone’s setting. Still, there are many things a user needs to consider before installing the update.
A battery level of more than 20% is required, so your device won’t be worn out during the procedure. At the same, users also need to ensure adequate storage in the system and stable network connection.
However, the update size is rather small, so you can also make the download with personal mobile data easily. Also remember, not to disturb the process or use the smartphone in between the installation. Below you can check the downloading steps-
- Open your smartphone and go to Settings
- Now tap on the System & updates
- Then open Software Update
- From here select Check for updates
- If an update is available, it’ll pop up on your phone
- Click on Download and install
- Wait for the process to complete, and Restart your device
Huawei EMUI October 2021 Updates List
Huawei released the October 2021 EMUI security patch details ahead of time and the company has also confirmed the devices that will participate under the October 2021 EMUI security updates rollout program.
We know that Huawei has skipped the August security patch rollout for some of the Huawei devices, instead, the Chinese tech maker decided to put a send button in September for different models and in various markets around the globe.
But the biggest concern is that “whether and when Huawei will send a new major update to the global consumers?” In our view, it’s a pretty legit question and remained unexplored up until now. However, we may witness, the launch of HarmonyOS 3.0 at the Huawei Developer Conference 2021 alongside HarmonyOS 3.0.
Meanwhile, the security and software improvements update rollout continues to expand and there are a lot of new devices that are ready in line to receive their share of the software update.
Here, via this EMUI October 2021 updates List, you can access all of the rollout updates and their briefing that rolling out in the month of October 2021.
Huawei EMUI October 2021 updates:
October 17, 2021:
- Huawei Mate 40 Pro global units with EMUI 11 is receiving a new security software update that brings Stepmerb 2021 security patch.
- Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8 and MatePad 10Ts gets new software update upgrades with the latest security patches as well as a bunch of new Apps, Read more
October 16, 2021:
- Huawei Watch GT 2 getting October 2021 software update that brings system stability improvements.
October 9, 2021:
- Huawei Watch Fit New firmware update rolling out with version 18.104.22.168 upgrading from 22.214.171.124. This update also adds new Skipping Rope feature and optimizations for the system for improving system performance.
October 3, 2021:
- Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G, Enjoy 20 Pro, Enjoy Z 5G, and Maimang 9 5G receiving HarmonyOS 2.0 version 126.96.36.199.
- Huawei Maimang 8 and Enjoy 9S getting new software with HarmonyOS 2.0 version 188.8.131.52. This update brings important improvements for the system stability to improve the overall user experience and performance.
October 2021 Security Patch:
October 2021 EMUI security patch brings 46 fixes address by Google and 56 fixes address by the manufacturer Huawei. However, the company is still sending the September 2021 security release note to different regions.
Besides, this Chinese phone maker also published the HarmonyOS security patch details for September 2021. At the same time, it also started to roll out this update for various devices on HarmonyOS 2.0 by the start of this month.
October 2021 security patch fixes a total of 46 CVE, among them, there’s one critical level, 27 are of high level, and 2 medium level CVE fixes. In addition, 16 CVEs were already included in previously released fixes.