Huawei P40 Pro EMUI 11 (Android 11) Update: Release Date, Features

Android 11 update for Nexus devices is already in the final stages of development and the stable release may be happening anytime soon. To match up with Google, Huawei is also working hard to finish the development of its latest custom UI skin called EMUI 11. Undoubtedly, the latest EMUI 11 skin will be based on Android 11 OS and brings several new features. Being a flagship smartphone, the Huawei P40 Pro will be first among the Huawei phones to get the Android 11-based EMUI 11 update. Read on for the complete details about the Huawei P40 Pro EMUI 11 update release date, features.

Will Huawei P40 Pro get EMUI 11 / Android 11 Update?

Yes, the Huawei P40 Pro will be the first among the company devices to get the Android 11-based EMUI 11 update. The flagship was announced back in March 2020 running on Android 10-based EMUI 10.1 OS. Considering its powerful hardware, the device is not only eligible for Android 11 update but also qualifies for the Android 12 list.

Eligible Huawei P40 Pro Versions: ELS-AN00, ELS-TN00 (China); ELS-NX9, ELS-N04 (Global)

Huawei P40 Pro EMUI 11 (Android 11) Release Date

Just like its predecessor EMUI 10 (Android 10), Huawei will announce the latest EMUI 11 at its Annual Developer Conference 2020. The event is scheduled from September 10, 2020, to September 12, 2020.

Soon after the official announcement of EMUI 11 at the HDC 2020, Huawei may also release the roadmap of the EMUI 11 beta update. As usual, users can expect the EMUI 11 beta update by early October and the stable update by the end of this year or early next year.

Related: Huawei (Honor) EMUI 11 update – Supported Devices

EMUI 11 Features

Huawei still doesn’t reveal a single feature about its upcoming EMUI 11 OS. However, we managed to get our hands-on to the list of expected features and improvements that we should see with the upcoming Android skin from Huawei. This list was shared by moderator Koko on Huawei’s Consumer forum.

  • Improved GPU Turbo – probably and updated version or further performance updates
  • Improved One-handed mode – better operation even with one-hand navigation/use
  • Improved Gestures – gesture controls have been very useful between EMUI 10 and 10.1, further enhancements should bring more functionality and ease of use for most users.
  • Improved Dark Mode – dark mode currently has a limited feature set. Can only be switched On and Off with app compatibility. An ALL APPS and SETTINGS dark mode would make it really interesting
  • Easy File-Sharing – Huawe’s ONE HOP, Huawei share and multi-screen collaboration are great additions since EMUI 10. File Sharing to more Huawei devices and even none-Huawei devices should make for a great update.
  • Improved Security – everybody wants a secure device. Huawei is making sure this is further improved and that we users get top security when using our Huawei devices.
  • An improved airplane mode – the system/phone will check whether Bluetooth is in use and will not turn the radio off when switching to airplane mode

How to Download Android 11 update on Huawei P40 Pro:

Like always, the Android 11 update for Huawei P40 Pro will be released via OTA in a phase-wise manner. As it is a major upgrade, the update size will be pretty hefty. Thus, it is advisable to download the update using Wi-Fi to save mobile data. Stay tuned as we’ll update with the official steps to manually download and install the EMUI 11 firmware in the P40 Pro.

Huawei P40 Pro Specifications:

To remind you, the Huawei P40 Pro comes with an innovative “refractive matte finish” that resists fingerprints. It sports a 6.58-inch (2640 x 1200 pixels) Flex OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, there is a Kirin 990 5G chipset coupled with ARM Mali-G76MP16 GPU and 8GB of RAM. It comes in 128GB and 256GB storage variants.

The flagship is equipped with the quad rear camera setup. The sensors include a 50MP main camera with f/1.9 aperture, 40MP ultra-wide cine camera with f/1.8 aperture, 12MP RYYB periscope camera with f/3.4 aperture, and a ToF camera for depth sensing. It is backed by a 4200mAh battery with the world’s fastest 40W Wireless Huawei SuperCharge support.

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