Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 10 start getting EMUI 10 (Android 10) globally
Huawei is finally bringing the long-due EMUI 10 based Android 10 update to the P20 Pro and Mate 10. The company has begun rolling out the update globally, with users in Europe and Asia reportedly receiving the OTA. This is in line with Huawei’s EMUI 10 update roadmap which states both phones will start receiving the stable EMUI 10 update in mid-June.
Updates are fairly heavy in size, coming in at 4.39GB for the Mate 10 and 4.59GB for the P20 Pro, so it’s recommended to download them over a WiFi connection. In terms of features, the EMUI 10 update brings a revamped UI and tons of exciting improvements including fresh Quick Settings and notification panel, revamped Camera UI, reorganized Settings, new transition animations, and so on. You also get all the Android 10 specific changes such as a system-wide dark mode, new navigation gesture system, new Digital Wellbeing tools with Parental controls, stringent location and privacy controls, Smart Reply, and much more.
The EMUI 10 update has already started rolling to Huawei Mate 10 and P20 Pro owners in multiple regions and should be gradually expanding to more devices in the coming days. If you haven’t received the OTA notification yet, you can also use the Huawei Firmware Finder tool to grab the full OTA and manually sideload it on your device. Many users on our forums were able to force the OTA using VPN so you might want to try that route as well if you’re desperate.
As a refresher, the Mate 10 is a flagship smartphone from Huawei that was launched all the way back in 2017. The phone featured a 5.9-inch HDR LCD, Kirin 970 SoC, dual cameras, and a 4,000 mAh battery. The Huawei P20 Pro, on the other hand, was launched in March 2018 and packed a 5.8-inch display, Kirin 970 octa-core SoC, triple cameras, and 3,400 mAh battery. Both phones came running EMUI 8.X based on Android Oreo and were eventually upgraded to Android 9 Pie through EMUI 9.