Huawei Nova 4 update: 9.0.1.153 OTA optimizes HDR mode and Face Unlock; also lets you lock the screen brightness in recording mode

Huawei Nova 4 software update

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February 22, 2019: A new OTA update is now rolling out for the Huawei Nova 4. Called version 9.0.1.153, the update optimizes the face unlock and HDR mode but also introduces one new feature.

On the B153 update, users of Nova 4 will be able to adjust and lock the brightness of the screen when on the recording screen of the camera app. To lock, users just need to long press the screen. The update began rolling out on February 21, 2019, and should be available for all the users worldwide in the next few weeks or so.

February 02, 2019: Following its launch in December 2018, Huawei Nova 4 is now receiving its first software update that bumps the software version to EMUI 9.0.1.147.

According to the brief changelog, this update tags along optimizations to the wide-angle AI camera effect and makes the colors more vivid when capturing scenes like the blue sky. Although not mentioned, the update should also iron out any kinks in the initial software as well as improve general system stability.

So far, we know the OTA is rolling out to model numbers VCE-AL00 and VCE-TL00, the Chinese variants and being airborne, it will take some time before all units get the nod to download the update.


Original article below:

Huawei Nova 4 became only the second ever smartphone to go public and a punch-hole display screen, days after the Samsung Galaxy A8s. But on this page, we won’t be delving into the design and specs of the device, rather, we are here about software updates, major and minor updates, be it official coming from Huawei or unofficial updates sourced from the huge Android developer community.

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Huawei Nova 4 update timeline

Date EMUI & Android version Changelog
21 Feb 2019 9.0.1.153 | Android 9 Optimizes HDR mode in the camera app and face unlock; introduces a new feature: adjust and lock the brightness of the screen in recording screen in the camera app
31 Jan 2019 9.0.1.147 | Android 9 Optimizes the wide-angle AI camera effect and makes the colors more vivid when capturing scenes like the blue sky

Huawei Nova 4 Android Q update

  • Eligible for Android Q update
  • No official release date, yet

Huawei Nova 4 made its debut pre-installed with Android 9 Pie and EMUI 9.0 on top. This means buyers of the phone are only concerned about the upcoming Android Q update, which the device is eligible.

As for when Android Q will arrive, we are potentially looking at a Q3 or Q4 2019 release date, much like it happened with EMUI 9.0, where the first Huawei device got it in Q4 2018.

On the other hand, things could easily change if Huawei decides to take part in the early beta program of Android Q, unlike last year where the company had to wait until September to begin beta testing Pie.

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