Google introduced the final version of Android 9.0 Pie in August and following that several OEMs have been working on rolling it out to their select Android devices. Huawei is one of the early manufacturers who confirmed that they are continually working on the update and shall begin the rollout process soon. Huawei hinted that it would be rolling out the EMUI 9 Android Pie-based update to the P20 series smartphones, but the latest leak from Geekbench confirms that the Huawei Mate 10 Lite is also getting it.
Huawei Mate 10 Lite Geekbench Listing
To recall, Huawei announced Android 9 Pie based EMUI 9.0 at IFA 2018 event in Berlin. And now, the Geekbench listing has somewhat confirmed the update for the Honor Mate 10 Lite. It is not the first Huawei smartphone whose EMUI 9 update has been confirmed by a supporting document, we have found WiFi certifications for the Huawei P20 Pro, Honor View 10, Honor 10 smartphones, mentioning Android version 9 in the Operating System column.
According to the listing, the single-core score for the phone is 926 and 3642 for the multi-core performance. The date of the listing is mentioned as September 20, 2018. This means that the phone should start getting the update soon.
Huawei P20 and Mate 10 series to get Android 9
As we mentioned above, certificates from WiFi Alliance have confirmed Android 9 OS for the Huawei P20 Pro, Honor View 10, Honor 10 smartphones. The date of certification is September 18, 2018, which means that these devices will get the update sooner than expected. The same goes for the Huawei Mate 10 Lite. For now, only these Huawei devices have surfaced in various certifications. We do not have any information regarding other Huawei or Honor smartphones that will get the update.
In one of its tweets, Huawei confirmed that Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUI 9 will boost app speeds by 16 percent and enhance system operation by 12.9 percent.
Huawei Mate 10 Lite: Specifications, Features
Huawei Mate 10 Lite phone was launched in October 2017. The phone comes with a 5.9-inch full-HD+ display bearing 1080×2160 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Huawei’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC with eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores. The phone has 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage, which can be further expanded via microSD card. The phone sports a 13MP+2MP dual camera setup at the front and a 16MP+2MP dual camera setup at the rear with LED flash. The phone was launched with Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1.
The phone is backed by a 3340mAh battery. It offers connetivity options such as Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/A-GPS, NFC. The phone measures 156.2 x 75.2 x 7.5 mm and weighs 164 grams.
If you have any of the above mentioned Huawei phones and want to try EMUI 9 without waiting for the final update, then you can test the beta version of the update. However, before going ahead with it, one must note that the beta versions are usually unstable and are plagued with bugs. Moreover, now that the Geekbench listing and other certifications have confirmed the update, users can expect the OTA update anytime soon.
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