Honor 8 Pro Android Pie-Based EMUI 9.0 Update Rollout in India Begins

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Honor 8 Pro Android Pie-Based EMUI 9.0 Update Rollout in India Begins

Honor 8 Pro Android Pie update brings AI object recognition

Highlights
  • Honor 8 Pro Android Pie update is 3.49GB in size
  • The update brings March 2019 Android security patch
  • It brings Huawei Share 3.0, AI object recognition, new design

Honor 8 Pro users are finally receiving the Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 update in India. The update is rolling out in phases, and it brings along the March 2019 Android security update as well. The Honor 8 Pro was launched in 2017, and it came with Android Nougat-based EMUI 5.1 out-of-the-box. Some of the highlight features on the smartphone are its dual camera setup, a massive 4000mAh battery, and an impressive 6GB of RAM.

Huawei brand Honor announced the rollout of Android Pie-based EMUI 9 update for its Honor 8 Pro on its India forums. The firmware version number for India is 9.0.1.163(C675E6R1P5). The size of the Honor 8 Pro Android Pie update is 3.49GB. those who enrolled in the beta programme get an update of just 343MB size. The update is rolling out via over-the-air and users can check manually by heading to Settings >About Phone >System Update.

The changelog suggests that the Honor 8 Pro gets a new interface, natural sound system, simplified settings, AI object recognition, smart shopping via AR scanning, and password vault. It also brings Huawei Share 3.0 that improves file transfer speed between the phone, computer, and the printer. The update also makes launch times of popular apps faster, and brings ViLTE support.

If you are a non-beta user, we recommend you download the update over strong Wi-Fi signals and while the phone is on charge. Before upgrading, please ensure there is sufficient storage space for the update package on either the microSD card or the internal storage prior to proceeding with the update. Free storage space can be checked under system Settings >Storage.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good camera performance
  • Good battery life
  • Lots of storage space
  • Excellent value for money
  • Bad
  • Display saturation can’t be changed
Display 5.70-inch
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 960
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 12-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
OS Android 7.0
Resolution 1440x2560 pixels
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Further reading: Honor 8 Pro, Android Pie, Honor
Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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