Huawei Mate SE starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo

Huawei Mate SE starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo
Huawei Mate SE is nothing more than a slightly upgraded version of the Honor 7X, a mid-range smartphone that's been launched in the United States late last year. Fast forward three months and the Mate SE makes its debut in the country for a price that's just $30 higher than Honor 7X's.

Huawei Mate SE starts receiving Android 8.0 Oreo
However, for $30 more, those who go for the Huawei Mate SE get 4GB RAM instead of just 3GB, and no less than 64GB internal memory versus only 32GB. The rest of the Mate SE's specs are similar to Honor 7X, so there's no reason not to pick one if have the pick one of them.

Starting today, the Mate SE is even more appealing since Huawei has started to roll out the highly-anticipated Android 8.0 Oreo update. It's a bit unusual, but the update weighs in at around 2.4GB, way larger than the usual 1GB-1.5GB standard.

The new EMUI 8.0 is included in the update, along with a newer security patch and other improvements like AI-based optimizations, new floating navigation dock, and a recycle bin.

The update is rolled out in stages, so it may take a while until it reaches all Huawei Mate SE units in North America. Be patient if it's not yet available on your device.

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3 Comments

1. wabajak13

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 02, 2018

And it is wonderful! Using the 7X and somehow with one update they turned a C+ phone into an A- phone. No more hangups, no more freezing when launching the camera, Snapchat is actually usable! (it was a common issue). Once this phone drops to like $150 in a few months, it will really be in a league of it's own

2. Nimbus

Posts: 435; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Then get abandon after oreo update on it without any 2nd android update on it which is android P.Honour devices are known for it.

3. kevin007in

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

my samsung s7 edge still sucks. no OREO yet.

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