Huawei rolled out the latest EMUI 9.1 update for the Huawei Mate 20 series earlier this week, and now its sub-brand Honor has started pushing the same update to its two of its smartphones i.e. the Honor 20i and Honor 10 Lite.
The EMUI 9.1 update is still based on Android 9 Pie OS. Similar to its Huawei devices, the EMUI 9.1 update for the Honor smartphones are limited to the Chinese market. The company didn’t mention any ETA for the global rollout.
The latest build of EMUI brings a number of design and interface tweaks. It also brings three new features to these devices. Firstly, the Honor 20i and Honor 10 Lite gets GPU Turbo 3.0 for enhanced gaming performance while playing compatible games like PUBG Mobile. Secondly, users can set video ringtones for specific contacts. They will also be able to summon the AI-powered voice assistant like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant by long pressing the power button.
The EMUI 9.1 update notification will be automatically shown on your Honor 20i and Honor 20 Lite within a week or two. Users can also alternatively check for updates from the path Settings > System > Software Update. There is also a special app called “HiCare” where users can check if there is a software update waiting for them. By the way, take in mind that this is a phased release, while some users will get it fast others will have to wait.
To remind you, the Honor 20i is the company’s latest offering in the mid-range price segment. The key specifications of the device include a 6.21-inch display, Kirin 710 SoC, up to 6GB RAM and a 3,400mAh battery support. On the other hand, the Honor 10 Lite was announced last year featuring a 6.21-inch display, Kirin 710 SoC, dual rear cameras, up to 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage and a 3400mAh battery. Both the Honor 20i and 10 Lite runs on Android 9 Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out-of-the-box.
It is really pleasing to see Huawei pushing software updates to its devices despite all the problems the company is dealing with.
Source (in Chinese)