Huawei P20 Pro and P20 starts receiving EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie

“The latest update for Huawei P20 and P20 Pro has started rolling out in China, with the global rollout expected soon”

Chinese handset maker Huawei has been slowly but steadily updating its lineup (including the sub-brand Honor) to the latest EMUI 9.0. The brand has already announced that smartphones like the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro (in pictures), P20, P20 Pro (review), Honor 10 (review), and Honor Play (review) will soon receive the Pie update. Its latest flagship Mate 20 series already boots Android 9.0 Pie based EMUI 9.0 out of the box. Now, Huawei P20 and P20 Pro (review) have started receiving the update in China with the global rollout of the custom software expected soon. 

Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update details

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As of now, the latest EMUI 9.0 is available only for the users of P20 and P20 Pro in China. However, Huawei has assured that users in other countries will receive the update before the year ends. The new update brings gesture-based user navigation, second-generation GPU Turbo and redesigned settings menu among other things. Apart from the Android Pie specific features, the update also brings the November security patch for the P20 and P20 Pro.

Huawei P20 Pro price in India, specifications, features

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Huawei’s P20 Pro was launched in India earlier this year and was priced at Rs 64,999, while the P20 didn’t arrive in the country. The P20 Pro comes with a 6.1-inch LCD display, bearing 2,240 x 1,080 pixels resolution and an 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Driving the performance is Huawei Kirin 970 processor mated to 6GB of RAM and 128GB built-in storage. Out of the box, the P20 Pro boots Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1 and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery.

Coming to the imaging department, P20 Pro comes with Leica-branded 40-megapixel + 20-megapixel + 8-megapixel setup on the rear panel and a 24-megapixel front snapper. Notably, the smartphone was the first ever to cross the 100 points barrier on the DxOMark benchmarking.

Key Specs

Huawei P20
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | 4 GBProcessor
5.8 inches Display
12 MP + 20 MPRear camera
24 MPSelfie camera
3400 mAh Battery
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