The latest iteration of Android, called Android 10, has been officially unveiled by Google and for Huawei / Honor devices, here is when EMUI 10 — Huawei’s bespoke skin based on Android 10 — will be released. Unlike smaller iterations such as EMUI 9.1, this upgrade would bring about major changes. Starting with a revamped UI, EMUI 10 update will feel and perform a lot better than EMUI 9. As for its official release date, Huawei has debut the new OS through its new Mate 30 series phones. Further, it has also declared a complete timeline, listed ahead, as to when EMUI 10 will arrive for other Huawei / Honor devices.
EMUI 10 brings a fresh new coat of paint to the overall Huawei design with softer colours and a much better minimalist look. Other than the look and feel, the next iteration of EMUI also brings in popular Android 10 features i.e. dark mode. We also expect improvements to overall performance of the whole skin along with improved security and reliability. To find out when your particular Huawei or HONOR phone will be getting EMUI 10 update, read right ahead.
EMUI 10: New Features, Changes
Huawei has been following a very logical naming scheme with its EMUI skin. Directly corresponding to Android version number, EMUI 10 will be based off of Android 10. On top of all the new features that Google has integrated into the core source code of Android, Huawei will be adding features of its own. One of the major changes to arrive with EMUI 10 will be its revamped UI. New EMUI will be featuring Morandi Pallete for its colors which are both subtle yet calming. There are new animations added as well to make the whole software experience that much more fluid.
Further, fonts and text throughout EMUI have been muted a bit and are now focused towards a minimalist approach with large negative spaces. Users would also be able to enjoy a system-wide dark mode including on Huawei stock apps which should improve overall battery, reduce eye strain and also, generally should look better.
EMUI 10 Update Schedule for Huawei / Honor Devices
While there is no official word on when stable releases will be pushed out to devices yet, Huawei has confirmed dates for EMUI 10 Beta programs. There are various devices that have made the cut for EMUI 10 Beta and once the trial period is over, all compatible devices will receive stable builds. So in a way, this list also explains which phones will be getting Android 10 and the ones not on the list are probably going to miss out on EMUI 10.
Above is an official image shared by Huawei during IFA. From this slide, it is pretty clear when each major device will be eligible for EMUI 10 Beta program. Further, there is a vague Other Models category that is found at the end of the list which leaves room for more devices to receive EMUI 10 update later on. Here is the complete list breakdown with dates:
19th September 2019: EMUI 10 Launch with Mate 30
November 2019: P30, P30 Pro
December 2019: Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS, Mate 20X (4G), HONOR 20, HONOR View 20, HONOR 20 Pro
March 2020: P30 Lite, P20 Series, Mate 10 Series
Quarter 2 of 2020: Other Models
This has been a complete look at EMUI 10 and its release schedule for various Huawei as well as HONOR devices. We will make sure to update this guide with new information once it comes through!
UPDATE (January 2020): Huawei P30 Lite is now receiving EMUI 10 update, starting with South Africa. For details, read: Huawei P30 Lite EMUI 10 Roll Out Begins