Huawei Mate 20 Lite EMUI 9.1 update arrives, GPU Turbo 3.0 & EROFS included

Chinese tech giant Huawei has already announced the EMUI 10 along with HarmonyOS at their Developer Conference. And it seems, before launching the Android Q-based EMUI 10 for its devices, the OEM plans to roll out Android Pie-based EMUI 9.1 to the left out eligible devices.

Last month, the Chinese OEM rolled out EMUI 9.1 (Android Pie) update for its Mate 20 flagship series. The update brought Moon mode and Game Turbo 3.0 along with the latest Android security patch to Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 X & Mate 20 Pro devices.

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EMUI 9.1 on Huawei Mate 20 X

Then in one of our recent coverages, we highlighted that Huawei has officially announced to roll out Android Pie based EMUI 9.1 updates to more of its flagship and mid-range smartphones. The list of phones included Huawei P Smart 2019/2018, Y6 2019, Mate 20 Lite & Mate 9 Pro.

Among the enlisted devices, it seems Huawei Mate 20 Lite is going to be the first device to get the Android Pie based EMUI 9.1, for it’s already receiving the update.

Recalling the Huawei Mate 20 Lite features, the device is a lite version of the OEM’s flagship Huawei Mate 20. It was launched back in August 2018 with HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor, dual rear camera setup (20MP + 2MP) and embraced Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite

Since the launch, Huawei Mate 20 Lite has been getting regular Android security patch updates. And, in the beginning of this year, Mate 20 Lite received its first major OS update in form of Android 9.0 Pie-based major EMUI 9 update.

Cut to now. The device is getting the latest EMUI 9.1 update. Huawei Mate 20 Lite EMUI 9.1 update weighs 3.53GB and bumps the version from 9.0.1.166 to 9.1.0.226. The update brings the July security patch along with the new EMUI 9.1 features, including EROFS technology, GPU Turbo 3.0.

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite EMUI 9.1 Update Changelog –

[System]
Adds the EROFS system function, which improves app speed and fluidity.

[GPU Turbo 3.0]
Huawei’s GPU Turbo 3.0 acceleration technology supports dozens of more games, allowing you to enjoy an improved gaming experience.

[Simplified settings]
Simplifies settings and options for easier operation.

[Security]
Integrates Android security patches released in July 2019 for improved system security.

A redditor confirmed the arrival of the EMUI 9.1 update on their Huawei Mate 20 Lite. They also mentioned the new update has improved the RAM management of their device.

It’s just pure gold. I finally got rid of the poor RAM management, and the icons are now more unified. Love it!!

It’s worth mentioning, the update was reportedly fetched from the HiCare app, which means, the OTA shouldn’t be far. So hang in tight!

Huawei Mate 20 Lite EMUI 9.1 update

So, the update is live, and you can check your device for updates. If you haven’t received the update notification yet, please be patient, as airborne updates are pushed in batches, and hence may not hit all units at the same time. You can also, register at HiCare app for fetching EMUI 9.1 at the soonest.

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