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Optus Australia: Huawei Nova 3i VoLTE update coming soon, Mate 10 Pro update improves PUBG performance

Optus Australia is lining up a new update for the Huawei Nova 3i, a device that some markets call Huawei P Smart+. The phone started selling in the country about a month ago and within the next couple of weeks, an update will be rolled out that enables VoLTE support.

Apparently, the carrier’s official software update page says the Nova 3i comes preinstalled with Oreo 8.0 and that the incoming VoLTE update will also upgrade the OS to version 8.1. Well, this must be some kind of mistake because we know the Nova 3i has Oreo 8.1 preinstalled, something Optus also acknowledges in the specs listed on the official product page. Optus says this update is currently testing, but it should be released anytime between now and mid-October.

Related: Huawei Android 9 Pie release date and device list

While Nova 3i users are still waiting for their update to arrive, those using the Huawei Mate 10 Pro on the same carrier have a ready update. As per the status of the update on the software page, Optus says it’s done with testing and that the rollout is on, bringing along a patch to improve PUBG performance on GPU Turbo update alongside performance and stability improvements. Unlike the Nova 3i, though, the Mate 10 Pro update is still based on Android 8.0 Oreo.

Related: Huawei Mate 10 Pro software update news

On the brighter side, the Mate 10 Pro is already testing Android 9 Pie and even though the Nova 3i will also get the Pie update, the wait will certainly be longer than that of the flagship Mate model.

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