Since Huawei isn’t allowed to certify any new devices in relation to the ban imposed by the US government, the company is looking for ways to stay fresh in the mind of the consumer and one if them is to re-badge current smartphones from the company and add some incremental changes to the hardware. And this is exactly the case with the newly announced P30 Lite New Edition.
It’s basically the same P30 Lite smartphone launched a year ago but with bumps up the memory and storage. The P30 Lite New Edition can now go up to 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage as opposed to the maximum 4GB/128GB configuration on the older model. Everything else stays exactly the same – design, camera configuration, SoC, battery and design.
This way Huawei can re-release all of its 2019 phones without having to obtain new licenses for the Google Services. Unfortunately, it won’t be able to keep this up much longer and we hope the whole trade ban fiasco comes to a happy resolution sooner rather than later.
Huawei P30 Lite gets Android 10 EMUI 10 update
Android 10 is the tenth major release and the 17th version of the Android mobile operating system. It was released on September 3, 2019. Android is a mobile operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android is developed by a consortium of developers known as the Open Handset Alliance, with the main contributor and commercial marketer being Google.
Huawei recently began unveiling the latest EMUI 10 update (based on Android 10) to both the Huawei P30 and the Huawei P30 Pro in the UK. Of course, the unlocked variants began receiving the update way back in November, but today it looks like the Huawei P30 Lite will begin being updated to EMUI 10.
EMUI 10 now rolling out on Huawei P30 Lite
Thanks to a tip from a reader, we’ve been notified that the Huawei P30 Lite has started receiving the Android 10 update in South Africa. The update is large at 3.82 GB and offers all the Android 10 features, along with EMUI-specific ones like system-wide dark mode, improved performance, new rounded icons, and HiCar in supported markets. If you’ve got a Huawei P30 Lite, let us know if you see the update. Leave us a comment with the name of the country you’re seeing the update notification.
To check for updates, go to Settings > System > Software Update.