Huawei Mate 20 Lite Pie update news and more: Another EMUI 9.0 beta arrives with AR camera-related bug fixes and optimizations

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January 17, 2019: Huawei started testing EMUI 9.0 beta in China towards the end of last year and today, there is a new update to the beta version that installs EMUI, up from B130 that came out earlier this month. The update is targeting the Mate 20 Lite with model number SNE-AL00, the Chinese variant.

We still don’t know when the global version will get the update to Pie, but we expect it to arrive this Q1 2019.

Original article below:

Huawei Mate 20 Lite was the first in the Mate 20 series to go official, which also meant that it came with older software compared to the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. On this page, we will be keeping track of Huawei’s plans in regards to the Mate 20 Lite software updates, be it minor bug fixes and security enhancements or even major Android OS upgrades.


Huawei Mate 20 Lite update timeline

Date EMUI version & Android OS Changelog
16 Jan 2019 | Android 9.0 (beta) Fixes AR-related camera issues and a problem where library and file management media files are not displayed under partial scenes (China)
04 Jan 2019 | Android 9.0 (beta) Optimizes display touch sensitivity, improves battery life in standby mode, optimizes system performance and stability, fixed ringtone issue, and other bugs
11 Dec 2018 | Android 9.0 (beta) Installs EMUI 9.0 beta based on Android 9 Pie 
10 Dec 2018 | Android 8.1 Upgrades EMUI version to (C106), which brings December 2018 security patch
10 Dec 2018 | Android 8.1 EMUI (C109) brings December 2018 security patch and performance improvements
12 Nov 2018 | Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch as EMUI (C109)
07 Nov 2018 | Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch as EMUI (C432)
30 Oct 2018 | Android 8.1 Installs EMUI (C432) with October 2018 security patch, Improves camera performance in Super night mode, Fixes issues with screen flickering and jitter in Messenger, where the dialog box is not displayed when Messenger is used in landscape mode, and the screen would darken when playing games, improves the lock screen in some scenarios and VoLTE feature

Huawei Mate 20 Lite Android 9 Pie update

  • Android Pie stable expected in Q1 2019
  • Beta update available as EMUI 9.0

Huawei Mate 20 Lite, unlike the others in the Mate 20 series, comes preinstalled with Android 8.1 Oreo. Given its class, the Mate 20 Lite is expected to get two Android OS upgrades, beginning with Android 9 Pie.

The beta update to Pie is already available as EMUI 9.0, with the stable rollout expected after a few weeks of testing, probably somewhere in mid-Q1 2019.

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