Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X (AL00) are receiving the stable EMUI 9.1 update

Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X (AL00) are receiving the stable EMUI 9.1 update

Huawei was recruiting beta testers for the EMUI 9.1 update for the Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 X, and Huawei Mate 20 RS. The beta update for the Mate 20 lineup included features like triggering the voice assistant on a long press of the power button, GPU Turbo technology, and April 2019 security patches. The update was deemed stable enough for average users, as Huawei has now begun rolling out the EMUI 9.1 update for the Mate 20 Pro and the Mate 20 X (AL00).

The update is available for the Chinese AL00 models of the device, though you do not need to be in the Chinese region to receive the update. The update to EMUI is very large, coming in at 4.56GB, which is huge for an update that does not affect the base Android version. The update brings features like incoming call videos for contacts, optimizations to HiVoice (which is Huawei’s voice assistant), GPU Turbo 3.0 for better gaming performance, PC continuity features for enabling content sharing between the phone and a Huawei Matebook, displaying notifications from third-party apps when screen is off, support for motion sensing games, and more. Users are also reporting that the Camera AI can now be turned off, and the AI functionality within the app is now quicker to react.


EMUI 9.1 XDA Discussion thread for Huawei Mate 20 X

Seeing how Huawei was recruiting testers for four devices in the Mate 20 lineup, we expect a stable update of EMUI 9.1 to roll out for the Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 RS soon too.

If you have received the update on your Huawei Mate 20 lineup device, let us know your thoughts on the new update in the comments below!

Note: Huawei/Honor have stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloaders of their devices cannot be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.


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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] And my Twitter is @aamirsidd94.

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