Huawei and its sub-brand Honor have quite the market share in the smartphone business. Despite the company’s differences with the US, it has managed to maintain a strong position for itself. Now every year Google launches a new Android version, Huawei and Honor patches on their EMUI and Magic UI on top of it. Last year we had Huawei devices running on EMUI 9 and Magic UI 2.0, both based on Android 9 Pie. And now we have Huawei and Honor devices running on Android 10 based EMUI 10 and Magic UI 3.0.
EMUI 11 & Magic UI 4.0 Based on Android 11
It took Huawei two months of testing before rolling a stable version of EMUI 10 for the Mate 20 and P30 devices from Huawei. As Magic UI is just a rebranded form of EMUI, it didn’t take the company long to roll out Magic UI 3 for the Honor View 20, Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro devices. A report has come in that to date a total of more than 50 million devices worldwide are running on EMUI 10.
Now it is not even a fraction of the total devices that Huawei has out there. So it will probably be the Q3 of 2020 by which all the eligible Huawei devices will be running on EMUI 10. So by the time when this becomes a reality, we will probably have Huawei working on EMUI 11 working on top of Android 11 that will launch later this year.
Now based on past experiences, RPRNA has come up with a list of Huawei and Honor phones that are most likely to receive the Android 11 based EMUI 11 and Magic UI 4.0 update. These are just speculations though, and the actual results might change in the future. However, the list so far seems fairly true.
List of Huawei Phones Expected to Receive EMUI 11 Update
- Huawei Nova 6
- Nova 6 5G
- Huawei Nova 5
- Nova 5T
- Nova 5 Pro
- Nova 5Z
- Nova 5i Pro
- Nova 5i
- Huawei Mate 30 Pro
- Mate 30
- Mate 30 RS Porsche design
- Huawei Mate 20
- Mate 20 Pro
- Mate 20 X
- Mate 20 X (5G)
- Mate 20 X (4G)
- Mate 20 Porsche RS
- Huawei Mate X
- Huawei P30
- P30 Pro
- Huawei P40
- P40 Pro
- P40 Lite
- P40 Lite E
- Huawei MatePad
- Huawei MediaPad M6
- Huawei Enjoy 10
- Enjoy 10s
- Enjoy 10 Plus
- Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
EMUI 11 will be based on Android 11, so this update will take a long time to come true. But so far from Huawei, we can expect an Android 11 based update for the entire Mate 20 phones, P30 series phones, and the Mate X. The Mate 30 series will receive the EMUI 11 update.
Further, we will have EMUI 11 update coming to the entire Nova 5 series, including the Nova 5i and the Nova 5 Pro. The Nova 5T will also receive the EMUI 11 update. However, the first ones to receive this new update will be the new Nova 6 series phones, that come with Android 10 out of the box. So definitely the OS update on these devices will be a priority for the company.
Other Huawei devices expected to receive the Android 11 update will be the Huawei Enjoy 10, Enjoy 10S, Enjoy 10 Plus (Y9 Prime 2019), MatePad, and MediaPad M6
List of Honor Phones Expected to Receive Magic UI 4.0 Update
There is some news about budget Honor devices receiving EMUI and not Magic UI for Android 11 but it is not certain yet. The Honor devices that are eligible and most certain to receive the Magic UI 4.0 update include the entire Honor 20, View 20, and View 30 series of devices, along with the budget-oriented Honor 9X duo and Honor 20 Lite.
Possible features of EMUI 11
- Improved system-wide dark mode with scheduling option
- Side return gesture sensitivity
- Re-designed UI with Smoother Animations
- Touch sensitivity customization
- Share to Print option to make it easier to print images and PDFs
- Improved security and stability
- Built-in screen recording
- Optimized battery charging