Knock-knock. Who’s there? It’s EMUI 9.1 for Huawei Mate 9.

Huawei’s latest smartphone skin EMUI 9.1 (based on Android Pie) created a stir among Huawei and Honor phone users when it was announced at P30 series launch. And since then, the OEM has been swiftly pushing their newest customized skin to older Huawei/Honor phones.

Among the Mate lineup of devices, as of today, the first wave of EMUI 9.1 upgrade for Mate 10 Pro has been pushed by the company. The patch (v9.1.0.300) offers the usual EMUI 9.1 goodies including support for GPU Turbo 3.0, EROFS technology, July security patch clubbed with an enhanced UI.

EMUI 9.1 on Huawei Mate 10 Pro

And now, another Mate series phone, Mate 10‘s predecessor Huawei Mate 9 is reportedly getting the EMUI 9.1 update. It’s a 2016 phone fueled by HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC, that came with Nougat layered with EMUI 5 out of the box. And for long, device holders have been sitting tight gawking EMUI 9.1.

But the wait seems to be getting over as the latest EMUI 9.1 has finally hit Huawei Mate 9 phones. The information came few hours back from a Twitter user (@domneuk) who received the patch that was otherwise anticipated to arrive some time in the coming months, i.e. August.

EMUI 9.1 on Huawei Mate 9

The EMUI update (sized ~3.5GB) pushes the version from to And like other Huwei/Honor phones on with the same update was rolled out, this patch brings GPU Turbo 3.0, EROFS support, Huawei Vlog, Share OneHop, incoming call video and other UI enhancements.

And not to miss the latest July security patch. Here are some user shared images of the update changelog (in German), for those of you which to take a look.


It goes without saying these firmware updates are released in batches, and EMUI 9.1 on Huawei Mate 9 is no exception to this. Therefore, the update may take time to reach out to all Mate 9 units.

You can either wait patiently for the OTA to land on your device or register at HiCare app to grab the update at the earliest. It’s your call. BTW feel free to drop a comment and let us know how EMUI 9.1 is acting on your unit once installed.

NOTE: Those of you with other Huawei/Honor phones who are still waiting for EMUI 9.1, worry not. We’re keeping a close watch & will let you know as and when the latest EMUI hits the left out phones.

In the meantime, take a look at when EMUI 9.1 HiCare registrations will open up for some other phones. Looking for more Huawei/Honor updates, news and bugs/issues? You may route here.

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