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Huawei Mate 20 Pro Starts Receiving January 2019 Security Patch, Improved Camera App in India

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Starts Receiving January 2019 Security Patch, Improved Camera App in India
  • A new OTA update for the Mate 20 Pro is rolling out in India
  • It brings performance improvements to the UI, camera app, and more
  • It also adds the January 2019 Android security patch

Huawei took its time to launch the Mate 20 Pro in India last year, but it was worth the wait as it turned out to be one of the best Android smartphones of 2018. The company is now rolling out a new firmware update for the phone in India, which fixes a few inconveniences we had with it as well as some performance improvements to EMUI. The update is available over-the-air (OTA) and will reach all Huawei Mate 20 Pro owners over the coming days.

We heard reports about the update rolling out last month and now, it has finally hit India. The OTA update is probably being rolled out in batches but luckily, our test unit immediately picked it up when we went to update it. The update is 785MB in size, with a new software build number of However, the version of EMUI is still the same at 9.0.

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The new OTA update for Huawei Mate 20 Pro brings changes to the camera app and improves UI performance


One of the big changes can be found in the camera app of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Review). The Super Macro feature in the Mate 20 Pro is now a separate shooting mode, which can be accessed by going to the ‘More' tab within the viewfinder. Previously, this feature could only be enabled automatically by pointing the camera really close to a subject (as close as 2.5cm), after which it would switch to the wide-angle sensor automatically. The various zoom modes such as 1x, 3x and wide-angle, can now be accessed more easily thanks to dedicated markers in the viewfinder.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review

The update is also said to bring performance improvements to face unlock “in certain scenarios.” We didn't face any issues with the face unlock when we tested the phone and even after the update, it's hard to tell what has actually improved. Other than this, EMUI gestures are also said to have gotten smoother and the update is said to have improved the call experience “in certain scenarios,” whatever those may be.

Earlier this month, Huawei released a software update for the Mate 20 Pro with the December 2018 security patch and improvements to the Master AI mode. The handset also received Netflix HDR and Widevine L1 support.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro specifications

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the company's current flagship offering, which boasts of a 6.39-inch QHD+ OLED display, IP68 water resistance, wireless charging and three rear cameras. It's the first phone to ship with the company's 7nm Kirin 980 SoC and it comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage. It's also one of the first phones in the world to support Huawei's proprietary Nano Memory (NM) card format and the first to support reverse wireless charging, which lets you use the Mate 20 Pro as a Qi wireless charger for other phones.


  • NEWS
  • Variants
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent battery life and super fast charging
  • Premium build quality and aesthetics
  • Powerful CPU
  • Versatile set of cameras
  • Vivid and sharp display
  • Bad
  • Inconsistent fingerprint recognition
Display 6.39-inch
Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980
Front Camera 24-megapixel
Rear Camera 40-megapixel + 20-megapixel + 8-megapixel
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4200mAh
OS Android 9.0
Resolution 1440x3120 pixels

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Roydon Cerejo
Roydon Cerejo writes about smartphones and laptops for Gadgets 360, out of Mumbai. He is the Deputy Editor (Reviews) at Gadgets 360. He has frequently written about the smartphone and PC industry and also has an interest in photography. With over a decade of experience covering the consumer technology space, he is also an avid sci-fi movie and TV show geek and is always up for good horror flick. Roydon is available at roydon@gadgets360.com, so please send in your leads and tips. More
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