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EMUI 9.1 Android Pie Update Schedule (Huawei / Honor)

We bring you the latest EMUI 9.1 update schedule for eligible Huawei and Honor devices. This is the next major EMUI update that will bring Android 9 Pie to Huawei / Honor phones. On March 26th, while the P30 series was released, Huawei also officially announced its new EMUI 9.1 system. Even though the Huawei P30 series comes with this system pre-installed on top of Android Pie, Huawei did not say much about its new software features. At the time of its release, we knew that it will obviously have smoother interface and optimized software for the new hardware. This new system update also comes with the Android 9 Pie depth customization, full-screen navigation gesture, and a new voice assistant. Now, Huawei has finally officially introduced details of the EMUI 9.1 system including aesthetics, performance, and general UI improvements for all of their devices.

The aesthetics, wallpapers, themes, and icons have been modified in this new EMUI 9 update. The icons are more natural and dynamic using a micro-real style which refines the design elements. In addition, the icons are flat and the number of default horizontal icons was reduced from 5 to 4. This improves the visual effect and the possibility of accidental touch is greatly reduced. If your are wondering that how will it perform and what kind of new features will you get, then you have come to the right place. On April 11, the Huawei P30 Series was released and along with it EMUI 9.1 was also released. Let’s look at some of the key features of EMUI 9.1 below.

EMUI 9.1 Key Features

Here are the key features of the new EMUI 9.1. The following features have been built over the previous EMUI 9 that was first introduced with the launch of Huawei Mate 20 series.

  • Wisdom Clip: A unique aesthetic scoring engine that automatically clips videos, matches special effects, and generates stunning movies.
  • Touch pass: With Huawei Share OneHop, a single touch can pass graphics between devices.
  • One touch: the phone is interconnected with the treadmill to synchronize motion data in real time.
  • Car key: The mobile phone turns into a car key to open the door. It currently supports Audi 7 models.
  • AR measurement: The phone can directly measure length, area, volume, height and so on.
  • GPU Turbo 3.0: GPU Turbo 3.0 is a new upgrade that covers 25 of the most popular games. This new update includes reducing SoC power consumption by 10% and optimizing the underlying system performance to provide a continuous gaming experience.

NOTE: Some of these features are hardware based and will not be available to every Huawei or Honor device. And some of the features also depend on region availability and model variants.

EMUI 9.1 Update Schedule

As discussed earlier, several models of Huawei and Honor phones are eligible of receiving the EMUI 9.1 update with Android 9 Pie. If not EMUI 9.1, they are atleast expected to receive EMUI 9.0 which is also based off Android 9.0.

Huawei Nova 3 - EMUI 9.1 Update with Android 9 Pie
Huawei Nova 3

List of Huawei phones expected to receive EMUI 9.1 update:

  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro [China: stable version out now!]
  • Huawei Mate 20 X [China: stable version out now!]
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS Porche design
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porche Design
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Mate 9
  • Mate 9 Pro
  • Mate 9 Porsche design
  • Huawei P10
  • Huawei P10 Plus
  • Nova 4
  • Nova 4e / P30 Lite
  • Nova 3
  • Nova 3e / P20 Lite [update delayed for P20 Lite]
  • Nova 3i
  • Nova 2s
  • Maimang 7 / Mate 20 Lite
  • Huawei enjoy 9 Plus
  • Huawei enjoy 8 Plus
  • Huawei enjoy MAX
  • Huawei enjoy 9S
  • Huawei Enjoy 7S
  • Huawei enjoy 9e
  • Huawei tablet M5 youth version (10.1 inches)
  • Huawei tablet M5 youth version (8.0 inches)
  • Huawei tablet M5 (10.8 inches)
  • Huawei enjoy flat panel
  • Huawei M5 (8.4 inches)
  • Huawei tablet M5 Pro (10.8 inches)

And in another news, Huawei has already started testing this new Android Pie based EMUI 9.1 update internally with a closed group of testers. This beta testing is currently only open to users in China, however, it will be available worldwide later.

Here is a list of the devices with Android Pie software update tests going on:

  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Honor 10
  • Honor V10
  • Honor Play
  • Nova 3

It is very surprising to see the Huawei Mate 20 Pro not a part of the above list, but we think EMUI 9.1 update for that phone won’t be very far. So expect this latest OS update to arrive soon for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and other variants.

List of Honor devices eligible to receive EMUI 9.1 / Android 9 Pie update:

  • Honor 10
  • Honor 10 Youth Edition
  • Honor V10
  • Honor Note10
  • Honor 9
  • Honor V9
  • Honor Play
  • Honor Play 8A
  • Honor 8X
  • Honor 9 youth version
  • Honor 8X Max
  • Honor 20i
  • Honor 9i
  • Honor play 7X
  • Honor tablet 5 (10.1 inches)

As of now, the only phone running EMUI 9.1 is the all new Huawei P30 / P30 Pro. However, it is unclear when will the company release EMUI 9.1 update for eligible Huawei / Honor devices.

Make sure you keep checking back this space on updates for your favourite Huawei devices. We will keep you posted about all the latest EMUI 9.1 updates and release dates / schedules.

UPDATE #2 (19/4) – Huawei has released an official list of all the Huawei and Honor devices that will be getting the new EMUI 9.1 update. A lot of the above mentioned devices are still on EMUI 8 or lower. So there is a good chance that not all of these devices will get EMUI 9.1. Some may also just get EMUI 9.0. Read more here!

UPDATE #1 (15/4) – The stable Android 9 Pie (EMUI 9.0) is now rolling out for the Honor 8 Pro. The rollout has just begun, so you might have to wait for a bit before it reaches your phone. Read more here!

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