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Wow, Huawei Mate 8 (5 year old) getting smart feature with August software update



Launched in 2015, Huawei Mate 8 is the first Huawei Mate flagship, which discontinued the word “Ascend” from the series name included in devices such as Huawei Ascend Mate 7. Also, it’s the first smartphone to come with EMUI 4.0, based on Android 6.0.

Following two back to back OS upgrades, Huawei Mate 8 currently runs EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0, even now, this 5 years old flagship from Huawei still getting, maybe last, new software update.

Now, Huawei has pushed a new software update for Huawei Mate 9, which brings a smart feature to detect abnormal battery charging and install the latest security patches released in July 2020. Currently, this update is rolling out in China but it may also expand to global users.

Previously, Huawei Mate 8’s successor, Huawei Mate 9 and P9 also upgraded with new smart features. Additionally, 2017’s Huawei P10 even received Huawei Assistant. In contrast, the new features added to these old devices improve user experience helps to reduce problems such as battery aging.

Huawei Mate 8 Update Changelog:

Battery: Added battery abnormality detection feature.

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

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This new update for Huawei Mate 8 (NXT-AL10) comes with EMUI 8.0 version (C00) and an update package size of 222MB.


  • This update is rolling out for users in China.
  • The update may expand to global users.
  • The update is rolling out in batches, so it may take some time to reach your device.

How to update Huawei Mate 8:

Via Settings:

  • Settings
  • System
  • Software update
  • Download and install

Via Support:

  • Support app
  • Services Tab
  • Update
  • Download and install

Huawei Mate 8 July 2020 security update

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.