[Hitting Europe] Huawei P30/P30 Pro August security update brings portrait super night view, night self-timer & Gallery video editing
This story is being continuously updated….new updates are being added at the bottom…..
Huawei P30 & P30 Pro, as you may know, are the company’s current year flagships that are fueled with HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset, and come baked with Android 9.0 with the latest EMUI 9.1 on top. On the other hand, P30’s lighter variant P30 Lite was bumped to EMUI 9.1 just recently.
The update on Huawei P30 Lite integrated the usual EMUI 9.1 goodies – like GPU Turbo 3.0, EROFS support, a revamped UI along with the July security patch. However, the July update was rolled out for the elderly P30/P30 Pro phones a little later in comparison to P30 Lite.
Cut to now. A new update is being pushed by the OEM to both P30 and P30 Pro that bumps the version from 9.1 .0.186 to 126.96.36.199 and carries the latest August security patch. But the major highlights are the new feature addition that have been done.
After the update, devices user will be able to take better pictures at night as portrait super night view for front camera and night self-timer features will be available. Not only that, users will get to personalize videos with the new gallery video editing features.
Also support from HUAWEI X Gentle MonsterEyewear smart glasses has been added for better gaming experience. The fingerprint recognition mechanism has also been worked on. Even the July security update (188.8.131.52) on Huawei P30/P30 Pro included the fingerprint reader optimizations.
All this info about the August update came in form of an announcement post at the company’s official China help forums. Here’s what the complete changelog (translated from Chinese) reads:
Dear user, through this update, the front camera will add portrait super night scene function, night self-timer, you are more beautiful than the night, I recommend you update the experience.
The front camera adds a portrait-like night scene, and the front camera self-timer is switched in the “night scene” mode to obtain high-quality nighttime selfies.
Added gallery video editing features to manually create personalized videos.
Optimize the fingerprint recognition mechanism. It is recommended that you re-enter the fingerprint to enhance the experience.
By default, China Telecom’s VoLTE HD voice call function is enabled (this service needs to be activated)
Added support for HUAWEI X Gentle MonsterEyewear smart glasses to bring you a funky and technologically friendly gaming experience.
Join Android’s August 2019 security patch to enhance mobile phone system security
Considering the new OTA update is now get-at-able for Huawei P30/P30 Pro users in China, it should soon make way to devices in the other regions too. Needless to say, we’ll be keeping an eye on its arrival in other regions too, and will let you know as and when that happens.
Update 1 (August 27)
The August OTA is now rolling out to Huawei P30 Pro devices in the European region.
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