Modern Huawei smartphones regularly receive important security updates. After a certain time, the manufacturer leaves the devices behind and ends support. Read here which smartphones from the manufacturer are threatened with extinction in the future and how Huawei will decide about it. In the video you can also see why updates on Android phones are so important.
Security updates are particularly important for carefree use of smartphones. In addition to protecting the device, the updates also improve the balance of the smartphone. If the updates are not carried out regularly, the chances of falling victim to hacker attacks, data theft or malware increase.
Huawei usually provides new smartphones with important security updates for around three years. However, there is no fixed schedule. You can read in the further course of the text which smartphones according to the Huawei list are still being supplied with updates.
Important to know: Huawei’s list is subject to frequent changes. If a device falls out of the list in an update, this does not necessarily mean that the smartphone will no longer receive updates. For example, the Huawei P20 (Pro) has not been included in the list for some time. However, since the manufacturer only started rolling out Android 10 for the series a few months ago, it can be assumed that owners of a P20 or P20 Pro will receive security updates at irregular intervals for at least a while longer. According to a Huawei tweet, the Mate 10 Pro should also continue to receive updates, although it has not appeared in the official list for some time.
The manufacturer’s update strategy will probably always depend on the respective device.
Security updates for smartphones: Huawei distinguishes between two device categories
Owners of older Huawei smartphones will have a problem after three years at the latest – either they do without the important security patches or they look for a new mobile phone that is regularly supplied with updates.
Similar to the competition from Samsung, Huawei divides its smartphones into update categories:
- The latest devices like the Huawei P40, the Mate 30 or the Honor 30 are provided with security updates every month
- Slightly older models such as the Huawei P40 lite, the Mate 20 lite or the Honor 30s only receive updates every three months
As a service, Huawei provides users with a document that lists the supported smartphones. We have summarized the supported Huawei smartphones below.
Important: If your smartphone is listed among the devices with
quarterly updates , you have to be prepared for the fact that it
will lose update support in the future . If your device is
no longer on the list and has already been around for a few years, buying a new smartphone is worth considering – if you really want to be on the safe side. Support for this is provided by our mobile phone leaderboard , which uses extensive filter functions to help you find the ideal smartphone.
These Huawei smartphones are officially receiving security updates
1. Huawei smartphones with monthly security updates
- Huawei P series: P40, P40 Pro, P40 Pro +, P30 Pro, P30
- Huawei Mate range: Mate 30, Mate 30 pro, Mate 30 Pro 5G, Mate 20 X, Mate 20 X 5G, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 RS, Mate Xs
- Honor series: Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro, Honor View30, Honor View30 Pro, Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro, Honor View20
2. Huawei smartphones with quarterly security updates
- Huawei P series: P40 lite, P40 lite 5G, P40 lite E, P smart + 2019, P smart 2020, P smart Z, P30 lite, P Smart 2019, P smart Pro, P smart S
- Huawei Mate series: Mate 20 Lite
- Huawei Y series: Y9 Prime 2019, Y9 2019, Y7 2019, Y6 2019, Y6 Pro 2019, Y5 2019, Y MAX, Huawei Y9s, Huawei Y8s, Huawei Y6s, Huawei Y8P, Huawei Y7P, Huawei Y6P, Huawei Y5P, Huawei Y5 lite
- Honor series: Honor 30S, Honor 20i, Honor 20e, Honor 10i, Honor 10 Lite, Honor 9X, Honor 9X Pro, Honor 9X Lite, Honor 9A, Honor 9C, Honor 9S, Honor 8A, Honor 8X, Honor 8X Max, Honor 8S, Honor 8C, Honor 7S
- Huawei nova series: nova 7, nova 7i, nova 7 SE, nova 5T, nova 4, nova 3, nova Lite 3, nova 3i
- Tablets: MatePad Pro, M6 (8.4 inch and 10.8 inch), T5 (10.1 inch), M5 lite (10.1 inch and 8.0 inch)
(List of Huawei
, as of October 09, 2020)If you have activated the automatic update on your Huawei mobile phone, your system will automatically inform you when a new update is available for your mobile phone. If you prefer to keep full control of the updates, you can of course do this manually.
via the device settings . However, you also run the risk of missing important security improvements – this is why it is worthwhile to check the manual settings regularly to find out about any Update.