Honor 8X, Huawei Mate 20 lite and nova 3i get Android 9 Pie update with EMUI 9 in China

Vlad, 05 March 2019

A few days ago Huawei made the update to Android 9 Pie available to the Mate 9 family as well as the nova 2s in China, and today it's back with three more handsets set to receive the latest software, topped off with EMUI 9, the newest version of its skin.

These are the Honor 8X, Huawei nova 3i (known elsewhere as the P Smart+), and the Mate 20 lite that's been sold in China as the Maimang 7. Hopefully these updates will soon make it to every other country in which they haven't been released yet.

EMUI 9 comes with performance improvements all-round compared to its predecessor, being 25.8% faster in overall system response speed, 12.9% better in fluency, while app startups have been cut by 102ms on average, according to the company. EMUI 9 integrates GPU Turbo 2.0, designed to optimize popular games to make them smoother to play. It also intelligently controls temperature so that your phone won't overheat.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 24 Mar 2019
  • YWi

I got this in my chinese variant of Honor 8X but now facing a serious problem.It stopped all kind of google services.Is there any solution?pls share if u get

  • Nizar
  • 08 Mar 2019
  • YQW

I did not get the 9. Verion in my honor 8x

  • Harry
  • 07 Mar 2019
  • MNS

Is this available for the UK? I’m torn between honor 10 lite and Huawei Mate 20 lite, if the mate 20 lite can be updated to 9 in uk then that’s my choice. Otherwise it’s the honor for me

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