Well, Huawei has answers for those who wanted to know the status of Android 9 Pie update for the Nova 3i. As of this writing, you can sign up your device to EMUI 9.0 beta testing program that brings along Pie.
Of course, it’s unlikely the update will be available for your device immediately after submitting your details. It’s a process that involves Huawei approving your application, which means it may take some time, but of course, you will be notified when the update is available for download.
It’s easy to submit your interest for Pie beta on your Nova 3i. After installing the Friendly User Test, launch the app and head to Personal > Join Projects > Available Projects > Sign up. After this, sit back and wait for the confirmation from Huawei, but hurry because as usual, the slots are limited to both time and number. Also, availability may vary depending on regions.