[Updated] Huawei EMUI 11 update release date: Magic UI 4.0 / Android 11 coming this quarter (Q3), exec reportedly says

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on July 6, 2020) follows:

Huawei shows no signs of slowdowns even after companies from the US were forced to cut ties with it. The company still makes some of the best Android smartphones sans Google services. Moreover, the company is still pushing out OTA updates for its older hardware.

The Huawei P30, Mate 30, Nova 5T, Enjoy 10s & Honor 20 Lite were the latest phones to receive the Android 10 beta update alongside EMUI 10.1. Huawei is now planning to release the Android 11 update alongside EMUI 11 and Magic UI 4.0 soon.

According to recent reports from Weibo, Dr. Wang Chenglu, President of Huawei’s Consumer Business Software Department in an interview stated that EMUI 11 will roll out in Q3. This means that the update could be arriving sometime between July and September.


As expected, the internal test recruitment will kick-off before the stable version of the update is released for Huawei and Honor smartphones. The reports also suggest that Mate 30 series users will be the first to have a chance at testing the new software.


Furthermore, the beta-testing phase could begin before the release of the Huawei Mate 40 series. You can check out the list of Huawei Android 11 supported devices here. This should help you figure out if your device will receive the update.

As always, we will be tracking the situation and will keep you up to date on the matter. So stay tuned to PiunikaWeb to know when the Android 11 update will be arriving for Huawei and Honor phones.

Update 1 (August 6)

Huawei is set to unveil its EMUI 11/Magic UI 4.0 skin to the public during the Huawei Developer Conference which is scheduled to take place in China from September 10 to September 12. We may also see the announcement of the next HarmonyOS version.


Update 2 (August 19)

We’ve now got a glimpse of some of the features and improvements that are expected to come with the EMUI 11 update for Huawei phones. These include an enhanced dark mode, improved gestures, easy file sharing and more. For more details, head here.

Update 3 (September 04)

IST 07:27 pm: Huawei is now beginning to recruit beta testers to check out new features on EMUI 10.1. Huawei P40, Mate 30, and MatePad Pro series device owners can register for the internal recruitment. The new features may be brought over to EMUI 11. For more details, head here.

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