Huawei Mate 20 Lite Pie update news and more: April patch and EMUI 9.1 beta available in China

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May 08, 2019: The latest update to April 2019 security patch is available in China. The update is rolling out as EMUI and is targeting owners of the Mate 20 Lite in the region with model number SNE-AL00. This model, in China, is known as Maimang 7.

April 27, 2019: Huawei Mate 20 Lite has a new update in China. The device becomes among the first to receive EMUI 9.1 beta, which Huawei says is meant to streamline and enhance the quality of your experience. There’s more to this story here.

It’s unclear when the global model will get this same update, although it’s still worth noting that the rollout in China is limited. This suggests that it could take several weeks before the global public version arrives.

As for those using the stable EMUI 9.0, a new update is also available as version B171. Besides installing April 2019 security patches, the update also improves camera performance and stability, fixes an issue where the screen sometimes freezes and turns black, and improves system performance and app launch speeds in certain scenarios.

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
06 May 2019 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch
27 Apr 2019 | Android 9 April 2019 security patch, Improves Camera performance and stability, Fixes an issue where the screen sometimes freezes and turns black, and Improves system performance and app launch speeds in certain scenarios
23 Apr 2019 | Android 9 The first EMUI 9.1 beta update. Adds more features and effects to Huawei Vlog, optimizations to HiVoice, and more
25 Mar 2019 | Android 9 March 2019 security patch, optimized camera performance and stability, improved launch and photo-taking speeds, and optimized mobile data network stability for better Internet browsing, and an updated list of pre-downloaded songs (China)
15 Mar 2019 | Android 8.1 February 2019 security patch
26 Feb 2019 | Android 9.0 (beta) Installs February 2019 security patch for model SNE-AL00. Also improves Huawei Share user experience and optimizes recording stability and clarity in certain scenarios
26 Jan 2019 | Android 9.0 (beta) Another Pie beta (fourth) in China. Improves calling quality and stability, optimization of text display along the edges, bug fixes for Taobao interface, fixes an issue in which exceptions are displayed in some cases, and multi-task interface split-screen buttons do not display under certain scenes
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 in China.

This same EMUI (C605E1R1P1) version brings Android 9 Pie beta to model C605 (Colombia)

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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1 Comment

  1. For Romania still no update for Android 9 on Mate 20 lite…
    You guys know anything about the realese in Europe?
    On my Huawei P20 I just got the Android 9 few days ago…

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