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Huawei P20 Lite Pie update news: New EMUI 9.1 beta begins rolling out in China

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May 09, 2019: Huawei is rolling out a new software update to the P30 Lite in China, where the device is known as Nova 3e. The update is arriving as EMUI 9.1.0.112, up from the first EMUI 9.1.0.110 beta update that came out not long ago.

As per the brief changelog provided, the new update is here to optimize camera performance and stability, fix any annoying bugs and improve general system-wide stability.

April 01, 2019: The Chinese variant of the Huawei P20 Lite is receiving a new software update as EMUI 9.0.1.106. The update has some goodies it brings to the beta channel. First is the improved quality of photos taken with the main camera in Wide aperture mode and secondly, the update fixes an issue where WeChat payments occasionally can’t be used when App twin is enabled.

The update also fixes an issue where fingerprint payments cannot be made in certain banking apps and while we expected a new security patch, the changelog doesn’t say it. Do let us know if this update also brings a new patch level to the P20 Lite, otherwise known as Huawei Nova 3e.

You must be currently using EMUI 9.0.1.103 (beta) or EMUI 8.0.0.180 (stable) in order to receive the OTA download notification for the latest B106. Also, ensure that your device has either model number ANE-AL00 or ANE-TL00.

April 01, 2019: There is a new update available for the P20 Lite variant in China. The rollout is arriving as EMUI 8.0.0.180 and as expected there is plenty it adds to models ANE-AL00 and ANE-TL00.

On top of a new February 2019 security patch, the update also adds the emergency SOS feature that lets users press the power button five times to send their current location to your loved ones multiple times, adds the fixed 4-digit and 6-digit lock screen PIN options and fixes the issue where Find My Phone would occasionally fail at night.

The new software also updates the pre-downloaded songs to better cater to your preference and improves call answering performance in Baidu and AutoNavi navigation. As long as the camera viewfinder recognizes a face, the screen won’t go off. Also, your updated P20 Lite will now prompt you when a recording has been finished successfully, where touching it will take you to the recording.


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Huawei has this habit of releasing the same phone with different names in various markets across the globe. For instance, the phone that many know as the Huawei P20 Lite is known to those in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, China and a few other markets as the Huawei Nova 3e.

This page is specific to the Huawei P20 Lite, giving you all there is to know regarding the phone’s software update news, release date, download links (where possible) and their changelogs.

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Huawei P20 Lite update timeline

To keep a closer eye on the software update news related to the Huawei P20 Lite, here’s a table with a summary of all you need to know, be it the release date, software version, download link (where possible) or even the changelog.

DateEMUI version & Android OSChangelog
08 May 20199.1.0.112 | Android 9 betaImproves camera performance and stability
01 Apr 20199.0.1.106 | Android 9 betaImproved quality of photos taken with the main camera in Wide aperture mode and secondly and fixes issues where WeChat payments occasionally cant be used when App twin is enabled and fingerprint payments cannot be made in certain banking apps
01 Apr 20198.0.0.180 | Android 8.0February 2019 security patch; Adds the Emergency SOS feature; Adds the fixed 4-digit and 6-digit lock screen PIN options; Fixes the issue where Find My Phone would occasionally fail at night; Updates the pre-downloaded songs to better cater to your preference; Screen won’t go off as long as it recognizes there is a face in the camera viewfinder; Prompts the user when a recording has been finished successfully; and improves call answering performance in Baidu and AutoNavi navigation
04 Mar 20199.0.1.103 | Android 9 betaOptimizes mistouch prevention
25 Feb 20198.0.0.171 | Android 8.0January 2019 security patch
21 Jan 20199.0.1.41 | Android 9 betaInstalls EMUI 9.0.1.41 beta based on Android 9 Pie on models ANE-AL00 and ANE-TL00
07 Jan 2019NAAndroid Pie (EMUI 9.0) preparation has begun as Huawei is now recruiting beta testers in China; Huawei said users can expect first beta release by January-end
28 Nov 20188.0.0.170 | Android 8.0Installs November 2018 security patch
10 Sep 20188.0.0.145 | Android 8.0September 2018 security patch
14 June 20188.0.0.140 | Android 8.0Installs June 2018 patch, adds AR Lens, watermark to photos taken with the rear camera, improves connection stability when using HiSuite, automatically adjusts the charging voltage based on surrounding temperature changes to balance the phone temperature and charging speed, and improves touchscreen sensitivity in certain scenarios
24 May 20188.0.0.136 | Android 8.0Improves the Face unlock success rate in dim light and the stability of Bluetooth connections
17 May 20188.0.0.122 | Android 8.0Installs May 2018 patch, optimizes battery performance in high temperatures, Adds the AppGallery app, Optimizes the Bluetooth settings screen and full-screen display and power consumption and charging in certain scenarios
21 Apr 20188.0.0.120 | Android 8.0Installs April 2018 patch, Optimizes Camera performance in low-light conditions, normal mode and Beauty mode, Improves touchscreen sensitivity in some scenarios, Fixes an issue where Face unlock failed to work properly in some cases, Adds a feature to hide the notch
29 Mar 20188.0.0.111 | Android 8.0Installs March 2018 security patch, Optimizes Camera performance in low-light conditions, and improves touchscreen sensitivity in some scenarios, Improves touchscreen sensitivity in some scenarios, Adds the third-party provided Network optimization feature in the Game Suite app, and Fixes an issue where the display for Gallery and third-party apps was abnormal in some scenarios

EMUI 9.0

Huawei P20 Lite Android 9 Pie update [EMUI 9.0]

  • Huawei is now rolling out EMUI beta based on Android 9 Pie in China
  • Stable update could be out in April 2019

We expect Huawei to release a stable Android Pie update in China in April. The global update of the Android Pie update for P20 Lite should also arrive in April or May 2019.

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