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EMUI 12: Huawei P30 Pro is in the list of phones that will be updated

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While working to popularize HarmonyOS in China, Huawei doesn't seem to have given up on EMUI customization, at least in the West. The Chinese manufacturer has released the list of devices that will receive the update to EMUI 12 from 2022.


TL;DR

  • EMUI 12 continues to receive updates in the West.
  • System will be rolled out starting in the first half of 2022.
  • List of compatible models includes intermediate and high-end devices.

Still under embargo from the US government, Huawei is prohibited from integrating Google's latest proprietary technologies, including Google Play Services and apps like YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps and many others. Perhaps for this reason, EMUI 12's list of changes is a bit more discreet than previous versions.

Still, the system is still under development internally and Huawei has already announced the list of 28 phones that will receive the customization update.

NextPit EMUI 12 device list
List was released at the launch event for the fourth quarter / © Huawei/YouTube

Huawei phones that will receive EMUI 12

  • Huawei Mate 10
  • Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
  • Huawei Mate 10 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20
  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 20 RS
  • Huawei Mate 20 X
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
  • Huawei Mate 30
  • Huawei Mate 30 Pro
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate Xs
  • Huawei nova 4
  • Huawei nova 4e
  • Huawei nova 5T
  • Huawei nova 7
  • Huawei nova 7 SE
  • Huawei nova 7i
  • Huawei P20
  • Huawei P20 Pro
  • Huawei P30
  • Huawei P30 Pro
  • Huawei P40
  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei P40 Pro+
  • Huawei Y8p
  • Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
  • Huawei Y9s

EMUI 12 = HarmonyOS 2 = Android 11?

Preliminary information indicates that the skin runs on top of Android 11, and is equivalent to the HarmonyOS 2 system. EMUI 12 brings a new look to interface similar to Huawei's "own" operating system, with a new Control Panel, with quick access to the devices of the manufacturer's ecosystem.

Huawei EMUI HarmonyOS Control Center
Control Panel EMUI 12 (left) brings the same design of the panel in HarmonyOS 2 (bottom) / © Huawei

Other changes highlighted by Huawei - both in EMUI 12 and HarmonyOS 2 - are the minimalist interface, with a strong influence of neumorphism, animations and more natural animations, "which imitate the look and feel of the HarmonyOS 2.s, more natural animations, "which mimic how celestial objects move in the universe", and the HarmonyOS Sans font, with the option to adjust size and weight.

And not to be missed, EMUI 12 brings even greater integration with Huawei's other devices, the MatePad button on the Control Panel, for example, allows you to make calls, check photos and messages from your phone on the tablet screen. The MateBook button promises to simplify file sharing, while the Vision and headset buttons enable content playback on connected screens and headsets.

According to Huawei, the update to EMUI 12 will begin rolling out to announced devices in the first half of 2022.

Source: Huawei

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Having written about technology since 2008 for a number of websites in Brazil, Spain, Denmark, and Germany, I specialize in the mobile ecosystem, including various models, components, and apps. I tend to not only value performance and specifications, but also things like repairability, durability, and manufacturer support. I tend to prioritize the end-user's point of view whenever possible.

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