Published on December 16th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning

Huawei announces the Australian release schedule of EMUI 11

Huawei, the world’s leading technology company, today announced the rollout of its new EMUI platform, EMUI 11, to an initial 11 flagship Huawei smartphones in Australia.

EMUI 11 brings users a range of new software features, improvements to privacy and security, and a smoother, more intuitive user experience.

The rollout will be pushed by Huawei Over-the-Air (HOTA), a wireless method of delivering new software or firmware to mobile phones and tablets. Devices included in each rollout phase are:

  • Mid-December 2020: HUAWEI P40, HUAWEI P40 Pro, HUAWEI P40 Pro+, and HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro
  • January 2021: HUAWEI Mate Xs
  • February 2021: HUAWEI P30 Pro, HUAWEI P30, HUAWEI P30 Pro (Telstra/Optus/VHA), HUAWEI P30 (Optus/VHA)
  • March 2021: HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, HUAWEI Mate 20, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro (Optus/VHA), HUAWEI Mate 20 (VHA), HUAWEI Porsche Mate 20 Pro, HUAWEI nova 5T

What’s new in EMUI 11 

Smoother performance and unique design

EMUI 11 offers a new sleek, modern, Always-On Display (AOD) experience. The new AOD uses a seemingly simple design to portray a sense of elegance. The colour palette can also be customised, users can personalise their AODs in a wide range of colours. Alternatively, users can use the built-in colour extraction technology and take a photo of their clothes, purse, shoes, or any other accessory, to create a bespoke set of custom colours*.

EMUI 11 introduces long-take animation. These animations leverage the shared content, or areas, between two interfaces to produce a smooth transition from one to another. This ensures focus continuity, allowing users to keep their eyes on the most important and active parts of the screen.

Existing users would be familiar with EMUI’s Smart Multi-Window, Edge Panel, Floating Window, and Multi-tasking features. EMUI 11 introduces an improved Smart Multi-Window experience. The new operating system allows users to open multiple Floating Windows at once. These windows can be minimised to the new Quick Ball, which can be expanded to show all collapsed windows quickly with a single tap. In response to user feedback, EMUI 11 adds support for adjustable windows – re-sizing is as easy and effortless as dragging a corner of the window.

Productivity-boosting Multi-Screen Collaboration gets an update

Huawei’s distributed technology on EMUI 11 brings new improvements to smartphone-notebook and tablet-notebook Multi-Screen Collaboration. Currently, users can have two concurrent active smartphone apps running on a PC, however, future updates will bring that to up to three. This will allow users to easily compare prices between two online retailers, respond to text messages while catching up on TV show, or enjoy complete control with stock quotes showing on one window and a trading platform on another.

Personal data stays personal, always

In today’s data-driven world, Huawei remains committed to safeguarding user privacy with innovation. Currently, EMUI 10.1 supports Password Safe and other user-centric privacy features. Augmented with the CC EAL5+-certified TEE OS microkernel, EMUI offers comprehensive security protection for users. EMUI 11 builds upon the strong foundation with the introduction of Encrypted Memo, which secures personal memos behind a password or biometric check. Sensitive data captured on photos, such as location, time, and model of the device used to create the image, can easily be deleted and hidden.

EMUI 11 improves the all-scenario experience

From the new sleek UX design to new enhancements to the Multi-Screen Collaboration and Smart Multi-Window, EMUI 11 is shaping up to be a massive improvement over its predecessor. Since the launch of EMUI 10, Huawei has greatly accelerated the pace of the update roll-out. And with EMUI 11, Huawei reaches another milestone with a beta program ready at the time of the OS announcement, a testament to its commitment to the existing Huawei device user base.

To read more about the benefits of EMUI 11, please visit: https://consumer.huawei.com/au/emui-11/

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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