EMUI9.1 rolling out in Europe for the Huawei P20 Lite, Mate 20 Lite next

From Huawei's website

Huawei’s mid-range devices are finally getting the long-awaited EMUI9.1 update.

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After most of Huawei’s high-end devices received the long-awaited EMUI9.0 update, the company has now moved to updating its 2018 mid-range smartphones, with the best-selling P20 Lite and the Mate 20 Lite starting to receive the latest Android version. While some devices received EMUI9.0 as early as December 2018 or at the beginning of 2019, such as the Mate RS Porsche Design or the P20 Pro, other models such as the Mate 9 or the P10 had to wait until recently, although some mid-range models such as the P Smart+ (2018) randomly received the update some months ago.

Regardless, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has now announced that European users can now update to the latest version, EMUI9.1, for the P20 Lite (ANE-L21). The company specifies that eligible models should have the build number, with the update being available in most European countries.

Curiously, some countries such as the UK, Ireland, Portugal or Luxembourg aren’t listed, which might mean the update will come at a later date. Here’s the list of eligible countries:

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • The Netherlands
  • Ukraine

As a quick reminder, please note that not all the features advertised on Huawei’s EMUI9.1 page are available on all devices, with some features reserved to specific models or requiring specific hardware. For instance, some of the main changes between EMUI8.0 and EMUI9.1 on the P20 Lite are redesigned icons and more consistency across the various menus.

With the P20 Lite currently receiving EMUI9.1, the next device to get said update is the Mate 20 Lite, which, for a weird reason, is getting it a lot later than another, similar model, the P Smart+ (2018).

Other devices of the company should also start getting EMUI9.1 this summer, such as the Mate 20 Pro, which has had it in beta for a while now.

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