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Old Flagship, New OS: Huawei P20 and Mate 10 getting HarmonyOS Control Panel features



Huawei Mate 10 and P20 Pro

Huawei P20, Mate 10 series along with Mate RS Porsche Design phones have begun receiving a new HarmonyOS 2 software update in China. This update adds new HarmonyOS Control Panel features and improvements for system security.

The new HarmonyOS update for Mate 10, P20, and Mate RS Porsche Design can be identified with the HarmonyOS 2.0 version In order to download this update, the users of the following devices need to be updated with the latest version which is HarmonyOS

To be mentioned, the new firmware is currently rolling out in batches and may take time to fully expand to all the eligible devices in China. Below are all the adapting models.

Adapting models:

  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design

Mate 20 HarmonyOS update

What’s New:

The new Huawei P20 and Mate 10 HarmonyOS update brings for the aforementioned devices. Based on the user’s feedback over the control panel and notification center convenience. The company has made a new change to the UI to make it more interactive.

HarmonyOS 2 Control Panel

The users can now easily switch between the notifications and the control panel with the help of a left or right swipe on the top part. Furthermore, there are some performance enhancements for a better users experience.

In addition, Huawei P20 and Mate 10 device users getting new security patches, which further improves the overall system security to protect the device from any kind of external threats.

To be mentioned, this software update will arrive via OTA for the users running the latest HarmonyOS version in China. On the other hand, the confirmation about the HarmonyOS 2 rollout for the global P20 and Mate 10 is yet to come.

Huawei P20 Mate 10 image

Before you update:

  • Make sure your device is not root.
  • Maintain enough battery and storage on your device.
  • This update won’t erase your personal data, but we recommend you to take a necessary backup, just in case.
  • Follow the update instructions carefully.

HarmonyOS 2.0:

Huawei’s self-developed OS, the HarmonyOS 2.0 comes with a bunch of innovative and production UI and features. It includes a brand new home screen, service widgets, control panel, HarmonyOS 2.0 fonts, super device, and more. You can check all these features in detail here.

Note: HarmonyOS 2.0 is currently rolling out in China, the company is yet to make an announcement for its availability in the international market.

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Huawei Mate 10 Pro: 

Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the company’s one of the oldest flagship smartphones with a bunch of premium offerings. This device has a slight change over the standard variant – Mate 10, which has the fingerprint scanner on the front, whereas the pro model equips it on the back.

The Mate 10 Pro comes with a 5.99 OLED display with 1260 x 1080 (FHD+) resolutions. It is powered by the Kirin 970 processor, which is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

In terms of software, this device comes pre-installed with the Android 8 based EMUI 8.0. It equips a 20MP+12MP dual rear camera setup and a single 8MP selfie camera. Mate 10 Pro packs a 4000mAh battery and the other features include a USB Type-C port, 3.5mm jack, and more.

Huawei Mate 10

Huawei P20 Pro: 

The Huawei P20 Pro was among the highly popular smartphone launched in March 2018. It sports a 5.84-inch FHD+ display with 2280 x 1080 pixel resolutions. It is powered with a HiSilicon’s Octa-core processor.

It embeds a triple rear camera setup with 12MP+20MP+2MP and on the front, it has a 24MP selfie camera inside a small notch. The device packs a 3500mAh battery with USB Type-C input.

Furthermore, the P20 Pro comes pre-packed with the Android 8 based EMUI 8.0 software. It comes in 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage options. Sof security purposes, the smartphone has a fingerprint scanner on the front panel.

huawei p20

Huawei started selling second phones including Huawei P30 and Mate 30

The interested users in China can now purchase a second-hand Huawei phone at the company’s official e-commerce website. These phones include a number of cost-effective products launched by Huawei-certified partners.

The quality and reliability of these devices are genuine as the company claims to have strict quality and function testing to ensure the product features and performance. These products are listed in two different aspects as 99 percent and 90 percent.

The smartphones come with an official warranty of one year along with seven days of return service. The users can also get a one-time discount on preparing at the authorized service center of the company. Read more

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.