Huawei Details Which Smartphones Will Receive Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

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Huawei Details Which Smartphones Will Receive Android 5.0 Lollipop Update
Chinese manufacturer Huawei on Tuesday posted a list of smartphones that will receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update starting next month.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update list on the Huawei EMUI China page includes the Ascend Mate 7, Ascend P7, Ascend Mate 2, Honor 4X, Honor 6, Honor 6 Plus and Ascend G7 smartphones.

According to the list, Huawei Ascend Mate 7 will first get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update starting in May followed by Honor 6, Honor 6 Plus, Ascend P7 and Ascend Mate 2 starting in June-July. While few variants of the Honor 4X may also start getting the update in June-July, some according to the plan will get updated in September along with the last year's mid-range Ascend G7.

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It is not known if there will be an update to the company's own Emotion UI (EMUI) as well, but considering the EMUI page lists the update - we might see a Lollipop update wrapped in the new version EMUI.

The company recently released the Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4X smartphones in India with price tag of Rs. 26,499 and Rs. 10,499 respectively. Huawei's Honor 6 Plus was initially unveiled in December, whereas the Honor 4X was unveiled in September in China. Both smartphones run Emotion UI 3.0 based on Android 4.4 KitKat.

(Also see: Honor 6 Plus Review: A Photographer's Delight)

Display6.00-inch
Processor1.3GHz octa-core
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM2GB
Storage16GB
Battery Capacity4100mAh
OSAndroid 4.4
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
Display5.50-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 410
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM2GB
Storage16GB
Battery Capacity3000mAh
OSAndroid 4.4
Resolution720x1280 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great dual cameras on the rear
  • Nifty software
  • Good battery life
  • Bad
  • Slightly expensive
  • Audio performance is disappointing
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ProcessorHuawei Kirin 925
Front Camera8-megapixel
Rear Camera8-megapixel
RAM3GB
Storage32GB
Battery Capacity3600mAh
OSAndroid 4.4.4
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Blazing fast performance
  • Good, crisp display
  • Good 5-megapixel front camera
  • Bad
  • Unassuming design
  • Middling primary camera performance
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ProcessorHi Silicon Kirin 920
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM3GB
Storage16GB
Battery Capacity3000mAh
OSAndroid 4.4
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good battery life
  • Emotion 3.0 skin is nifty
  • Bad
  • Average camera performance
  • Uninspiring design
Display5.50-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 410
Front Camera5-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel
RAM2GB
Storage8GB
Battery Capacity3000mAh
OSAndroid 4.4.4
Resolution720x1280 pixels
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