Earlier this month, Huawei launched Nova 5 smartphones with EMUI 9.1. The company also announced the EMUI 9.1 update timeline for several Huawei smartphones. Today, Honor has started rolling out the EMUI 9.1 update for two budget mid-range smartphones – Honor 10 Lite and Honor 20i. Just like the Huawei smartphones, the EMUI 9.1 update for Honor smartphones is also limited to just the Chinese market. The company didn’t mention any ETA for the global rollout.
The EMUI 9.1 is still based on Android 9.0 Pie and comes with three new features. Firstly, the Honor 20i or Honor 10 Lite users can now set video ringtones for specific contacts. The devices also get the updated GPU Turbo 3.0 for enhanced gaming performance while playing compatible games like PUBG Mobile. The users can now long press the power button to trigger the in-house voice assistant. The Honor 20i was launched just a couple of months ago and came with Android 9.0 Pie-based EMUI 9.0 out of the box.
Even the Honor 10 Lite launched in November 2018 also came with EMUI 9.0 out of the box. Apart from the cameras, both the Honor 10 Lite and Honor 20i share the same specifications. Both the devices come with a 6.21-inch Full HD+ display and are powered by the 12nm Kirin 710 octa-core processor. While the devices were launched in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants, both of them came in different storage options. There is also a rear-facing fingerprint scanner along with face unlock support.
In terms of optics, the Honor 20i came with 24MP + 8MP + 2MP triple camera setup on the rear and a 32MP single selfie camera on the front. On the other hand, the Honor 10 Lite is equipped with 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras and a 24MP front-facing camera. Both the devices are backed by 3,400mAh non-removable battery and included MicroUSB 2.0 port for charging. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!