Huawei P30 Pro’s first update lets third-party notifications show when the screen is off

Huawei P30 Pro’s first update lets third-party notifications show when the screen is off

Huawei just updates its photography-centric P-series with the new Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro. While the two devices will be available for pre-order starting April 5, the P30 Pro has already received its first update. The update optimizes the performance of the cameras, in-display fingerprint scanner, audio output, and much more.

At almost 400MB, the EMUI update with build number also fixed a major issue with the Huawei P30 Pro’s Always-on display. It enables notifications third-party applications on the Always on display. This is significant since the Always on display feature on Huawei devices does not show any notification and this applies to both – system and third-party notifications.


The fix can be expected to roll out to other Huawei smartphones which use AMOLED displays and are eligible for the EMUI 9.1 update. Some of the early takers may include Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the P20 Pro. Besides this, the EMUI update also includes Google’s security patch from March 2019.

The update aims to optimize the Huawei P30 Pro “camera performance in certain scenarios” and fixes bugs that would previously affect Swiftkey keyboard or emails with large attachments. It also rectifies the “issue that caused audio and video to go out of sync during playback of Instagram videos recorded in hands-free mode.”

It is exciting to see Huawei push updates even before the commercial availability of the P30 Pro. The smartphone is equipped with stunning cameras, which have been bestowed with the highest DxOMark ratings so far. It features 5X optical zoom using a periscopic lens setup and up to 50X zoom in effect and also uses an RYB (red yellow blue) sensor instead of a traditional RGB sensor to capture more light in images.

The P30 Pro starts at 999 euros ($1,120) and if you’re intrigued by its wowing features, our friends at Pocketnow might help you decide whether it makes for a good purchase or not (spoiler alert: it does!)

Source: Twitter/ Paul O’Brien

Note: Huawei has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloader of the Huawei P30 Pro can’t be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.

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Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

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