Chinese Huawei P10, P10 Plus Variants Receiving Android Oreo

Huawei has reportedly started rolling out the stable version of Emotion UI (EMUI) 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo to the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus smartphones. More specifically, the update (version B321) is coming to the Chinese variants of the two handsets, namely the P10 VTR-AL00, the P10 VTR-TL00, P10 Plus VKY-AL00 and P10 Plus VYK-TL00. However, the availability of the new EMUI version for the international editions of those smartphones is not yet certain, though it should follow shortly.

The P10 and P10 Plus are Huawei’s 2017 flagship offerings with a lot of features in store for users. Both devices originally shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with Huawei’s very own Android skin, EMUI 5.1, on top of it. It’s worth mentioning that the EMUI 8.0 update initially landed on the P10 Plus model earlier this month, along with its launch on the Honor 9 and Honor V9 devices. Meanwhile, the arrival of the Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 for the P10 device was first confirmed by Huawei last October when the Chinese original equipment manufacturer unveiled its latest smartphones this year, the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and the Porsche design of Mate 10. Huawei is now making good on its promise with the gradual rollout of the latest EMUI version to the P10 and P10 Plus. As a quick recap, both devices are powered by Huawei’s very own processor, the HiSilicon Kirin 960 64-bit octa-core system-on-chip (SoC). Both the handsets boast a dual camera setup on the back with a 20-megapixel and 12-megapixel lens, respectively. The P10 sports a 5.1-inch full HD display, while the P10 Plus includes a 5.5-inch QHD display.

Huawei’s EMUI includes features that are different from those of the stock version of Android, though they have a few similar capabilities as well. That is because the main Android 8.0 Oreo features in particular are available on EMUI, while the UI itself packs a number of other features and solutions that are not included in stock Android. As part of the latest update to Huawei’s flagship devices, Android Oreo’s major features such as the Picture-in-Picture mode, notifications dots, improvements to the phone’s user interface and the newest security patch will be coming to the P10 and P10 Plus. Additionally, the new EMUI 8.0 offers a better performance, decreased boot time, energy saving features and a smart voice assistant, among other things.

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