Honor 8X Confirmed to Get Android 9 Pie Update Based on EMUI 9.0 Very Soon

Honor 8X was launched with Android 8.1 Oreo on board and the company has been testing Android 9 Pie under beta programme

  • The Honor 8X comes powered by the Kirin 710 SoC
  • The phone is one of the best-selling models for Honor this year

If you are an Honor 8X user, the company has some good news for you. The company has confirmed that the Honor 8X will be upgraded to EMUI 9.0 based on Google’s latest software Android 9 Pie. Although Honor is extremely late in upgrading the Honor 8X to Pie, better late than never. Several smartphones from other companies launched at the same time as Honor 8X are still running old Android versions. Google is expected to announce the new Android version which is expected to follow Android 9 Pie and be called Android Q.

Huawei sub-brand Honor launched the Honor 8X in India in the month of October 2018. With the Honor 8X, the smartphone company wanted to take on the likes of phones like Redmi Note 6 Pro, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2, Nokia 6.1 Plus and other devices that were available under Rs 15,000 back then. The Honor 8X comes packed with several top-notch features like HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor. To recollect the Honor 8X was launched in India running Android Oreo software with EMUI 8.2.0 on top of it.

Android 9 Pie Coming to Honor 8X

On Monday, Honor has announced that Android 9 Pie software will roll out to the Honor 8X soon. The company has revealed that the update will reach the users in batches starting March 18, 2019. So, now that it is a staged software update rollout it might take quite some time for all the Honor 8X phone users to experience Android 9 Pie. With the EMUI 9.0 update on board, the Honor 8X users will get upgraded to a new design and several new features of Android 9 Pie.

One of the many features that the Honor 8X users will get after the software update will be Digital Balance. With the help of Digital Balance, the users will be able to track their smartphone habits. The feature will allow users to not only understand but also tackle their smartphone usage. The Digital Balance will help users curb excessive usage with app usage timers.

In addition, Honor has mentioned that the new update will bring AR scanning support which will work with the help of image recognition technology. This feature will help Honor 8X users to identify a product and buy it.

Reportedly with the new Android 9 Pie update based on EMUI 9.0 Honor 8X may also get the latest monthly security patch, but there’s no information regarding the same from the company as of now.

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In sea of phones under 15k we forgot that this also exists

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune

Battery is trash even after processor is 12nm based. 3-5Hours at the most. EMUI sucks. No bootloader unlocking. Honor 7X was much better phone. Honor Play was much better phone than this.


Good news. They already added native video calling (ViLTE) in recent update.

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