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.

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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