❤ Huawei EMUI 11 based Android 10 NOT based Android 11 announced with visual upgrade and new features



At Huawei Developer Conference (HDC) 2020 (Together), Huawei launched its latest EMUI version, EMUI 11. This new mobile skin brings new changes in the user interface to make the system experience easier.

The new features of EMUI 11 include the artistic Always on Display designs and clock themes, improved multi-window mode, smoother UI animations, better multi-screen collaboration, and more.

Huawei announced EMUI 11 during its Developer Conference today and even though it’s not based on Android 11, the generational upgrade deserves its name. It brings some visual changes to the table, new animations, features and under the hood optimizations.








Huawei EMUI 11 based Android 10 first look :






One of the most notable changes in the new EMUI are the multi-window and split-screen functionalities. Both are now put in the center so the user can get more familiar with the features instead of tucking them somewhere in the menus. Now there’s a dedicated gesture to bring out the Smart Multi-Window sidebar. You can summon it in every app or menu. A small side window will open with your favorite apps and with a single drag-and-drop gesture you can start multi-tasking. Of course, the windows are free-form and can be adjusted in size.





The always-on screen gets a couple of new customization options as well. There are new styles and even animated always-on displays. Choosing a picture from your gallery is also an option and the system will convert it into an appropriate color palette.





The animations when navigating through the menus have been optimized for high-refresh-rate displays. Huawei says that it poured hours of research into how the user perceives transition animations and where your eyes usually wander on the screen while navigating. Using the data, the company optimized the animations to look even smoother and also faster.





Multi-screen collaboration 3.0 is now part of EMUI 11 allowing you to control up to three Android apps from your PC once you sync your Huawei phone to the MateBook. Quite similar to Samsung and Microsoft’s Your Phone app.





There are other subtle improvements to the system apps and how the system handles permissions. One example would be the permission notification in the status bar. If an app on the foreground is using your microphone, GPS or camera, a status bar icon will let you know.

You can check the full changelog for more details.

  • EMUI 11 refines the user experience and brings vivid, dynamic visual elements for the Always On Display (AOD). AOD now allows you to customize your screen and showcase your personal style with text and images even when the screen is off.
  • Multi-Window allows you to open apps in a floating window for multitasking. You can relocate the floating window to the desired location or minimize it to a floating bubble for easier access later.
  • The brand new, intuitive animations throughout EMUI 11 create a smoother, more unified, and visually pleasing user experience when touching items or sliding on the screen.
  • Whether you’re toggling switches on or off, subtle effects have been enhanced throughout the OS for greater visual satisfaction.
  • This is a special feature that enables your devices to work together to achieve their full potential. You can mirror your phone to your laptop’s screen to improve your productivity with multiple app windows readily available. (This feature requires a Huawei laptop with PC Manager of version 11.0 or later.)
  • When you project your phone onto an external display, messages and incoming calls are displayed only on your phone screen, both protecting your privacy and ensuring the continuity of screen projection
  • Notepad now supports editing notes simultaneously from multiple Huawei devices. For example, you can insert a photo from your phone to the note being edited on your tablet.
  • You can now quickly identify and extract text from images or documents, edit the text, and then export and share it. Creating a digital version of a paper document has never been easier.

EMUI 11 will be pre-installed on all new Huawei phones from now on while the final version of the software will hit P40 and Mate 30-series pretty soon. The Android 11-based iteration, however, will be delayed because of the ongoing trade ban. Since Huawei didn’t have early access to Android 11‘s source code, the company has had that for only a couple of days since Google released its latest OS just the other day.

EMUI 10 was announced at Huawei Developer Conference 2019 (HDC). Following this release, Huawei announced the EMUI 10 beta rollouts for the Huawei P30 series devices.

Compared to its predecessor, EMUI 10 delivers faster performance, new UX design including Magazine Style UI layout, Morandi Colors, Dark Mode, Golden Icons, New Animations, New dark mode as well as improved privacy features.

Early 2020, Huawei unveiled Huawei P40 series, pre-installed with EMUI 10.1, a step-up version of EMUI 10 with added new features. EMUI 10.1 comes with new features such as multi-window multi-tasking, multi-device collaboration, multi-device browsing, new smart features, and more.

On September 10, 2020, at HDC 2020 Huawei launched EMUI 11, it brings new smart Always on Display, improved multi-window mode, smoother animations, better multi-screen collaboration, and more.

Which device will get the EMUI 11? Here are some of them. Most of the devices in this list are identical to EMUI 10 and 10.1 and it’s based on their OS upgrades cycles. As usual, the company will remove the devices that have completed their updates cycle.


Huawei Mate-series:

  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Mate 30 (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Mate 30 5G (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche design (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Mate 20 (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (5G) (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Mate 20 X (4G) (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Mate 20 Porsche RS (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Mate X (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Mate Xs (Officially Confirmed)

Huawei P-series:

  • Huawei P40 (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei P40 Pro (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei P40 Pro+ (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei P40 Lite (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei P40 Lite 5G (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei P30 (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei P30 Pro (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei P30 Pro New Edition (Officially Confirmed)

Huawei Nova-series:

  • Huawei Nova 7 SE
  • Huawei Nova 7 (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Nova 7 Pro (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Nova 6 (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Nova 6 5G (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei Nova 6 SE/7i/P40 lite
  • Huawei Nova 5T
  • Huawei Nova 5
  • Huawei Nova 5 Pro
  • Huawei Nova 5Z
  • Huawei Nova 5i Pro

Huawei Enjoy Series:

  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro
  • Huawei Enjoy Z 5G
  • Huawei Enjoy 10e
  • Huawei Enjoy 10 Plus
  • Huawei Enjoy 10S

Huawei Tablets:

  • Huawei MatePad Pro 4G (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei MatePad Pro 5G (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei MatePad
  • Huawei MatePad 10.8 (Officially Confirmed)
  • Huawei MediaPad M6

Honor Devices for Magic UI 4/EMUI 11:

  • Honor 30 (Officially Confirmed)
  • Honor 30 Pro (Officially Confirmed)
  • Honor 30 Pro+ (Officially Confirmed)
  • Honor 30S
  • Honor 30 Youth Edition/Honor 30 Lite
  • Honor V30/View30 (Officially Confirmed)
  • Honor V30 Pro/View30 Pro (Officially Confirmed)
  • Honor V20
  • Honor 20
  • Honor 20 Pro
  • Honor 20S
  • Honor X10
  • Honor X10 Max
  • Honor Play 4
  • Honor Play 4 Pro
  • Honor 20 Youth Edition/20 lite[EMUI 11]
  • Honor 9X [EMUI 11]
  • Honor 9X Pro [EMUI 11]
  • Honor ViewPad V6 [EMUI 11]


  • Some of the devices in the list is yet to confirm officially and will be updated as we receive new information.