Huawei’s Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro is turning out to be an extremely healthy introduction to Huawei’s smartphone lineup. Huawei is initiating the recruitment of beta testers for the EMUI 9.1 update for the Mate 20 lineup. The lineup includes:

  • The Mate 20 (HMA-AL00, HMA-TL00),
  • The Mate 20 Pro (LYA-AL00, LYA-AL10, LYA-TL00),
  • Mate 20 X (EVR-AL00, EVR-TL00), and
  • Mate 20 RS (LYA-AL00).

The new EMUI 9.1 for Mate 20 variants includes a triggering effect of the voice assistant by a long press of the power button. Other updates in the beta update include GPU Turbo technology and April 2019’s security patches.

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Who can get the beta update?

In order to receive the update, the Mate 20 users need to have EMUI 9.0.1.109 installed on their handsets. Failure of this will not make them eligible to receive a version push. Other pre-requisites of the beta update include your phone to be non-rooted and more than 6GB internal storage space to successfully receive and install the update.

One of the drawbacks is that the updates very likely do not support rollback. This clearly means that you will have to wait for further updates if you wish to leave the beta and go back to stable. So if your Mate 20 is your primary phone, then we recommend you not to try this update. It is also expected that you would be willing to provide feedback regarding broken functionality, which is the whole point of a beta update.

For more information on the beta update and to sign up for them, please visit the official announcement thread.