[Update: Mate 20 X too] Huawei Mate 20 Pro update brings Super Macro Mode and January 2019 patches

[Update: Mate 20 X too] Huawei Mate 20 Pro update brings Super Macro Mode and January 2019 patches

Update 1/30/19: This update is now rolling out to the Huawei Mate 20 X as well. It arrives as build number

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has had a good month so far. Just a few days after being named the top smartphone on DxOMark’s camera rankings, Huawei is pushing out an EMUI update to the device. Earlier this month, the device was launched in new colors and face unlock was optimized. This latest update brings Super Macro Mode to the camera and the January security patches, among other things.

Super Macro Mode is a feature that has been present on the Mate 20 Pro since launch, but it wasn’t accessible as an actual “mode.” You could activate it by tapping the zoom buttons to cycle through to the 0.6x wide-angle mode and get real close to the subject. This would automatically trigger the AI to launch Super Macro Mode. Now, with the EMUI update, you can access the mode by tapping “More” in the camera app. You can see some examples of Super Macro Mode photos in this forum thread.


Other changes in this update include the latest security patches, improved smoothness of the gesture navigation system, and an improved call experience in “certain scenarios.” The update comes in at just 346MB in size. Some users are reporting skipping over from 168 to 183, but it seems to depend on your region. Check your Mate 20 Pro for the update and let us know if you get it.

Read more in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro XDA Forums

Note: Huawei has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloader of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and X can’t be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.

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