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Huawei Mate 10 Pro receives late but welcomed Android Pie update in the US

Huawei Mate 10 Pro receives late but welcomed Android Pie update in the US
This may feel like a distant memory by now, but it was actually not that long ago when Huawei last released a phone in the US. Officially, that is, because you can obviously find "international" variants of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro on eBay with general GSM network compatibility, but naturally, no warranty you can use stateside.

Back to the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, it's interesting to point out authorized retailers like Newegg are still stocking it, charging a heavily discounted price that pretty much negates the giant's somewhat advanced age. Meanwhile, those already rocking the well-reviewed 6-incher stateside are in for quite a tasty treat... at last. 

According to one Android Police writer and a number of excited Redditors, the official Android Pie-based EMUI 9.0 update is making its way over-the-air to US-specific Mate 10 Pro models after getting the ball rolling in Europe several months ago.

That's certainly not an ideal release schedule, but given the company's US predicament and how unlikely it is for a major carrier to support a Chinese behemoth suspected of spying anytime soon, it's definitely good to see this massive software update delivered late rather than never. And when we say massive, we mean it in the most literal way possible (as well as figuratively speaking), with one screenshot shared on Reddit listing the size of the goodie pack at an insanely hefty 4GB+. Good thing the handset comes with a generous 128 gigs of internal storage space.

While we don't have an official changelog for this exact variant of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro (model number BLA-A09), the UI tweaks and performance enhancements shouldn't be radically different from what European users have already received. That includes all the standard Android 9.0 stuff, like Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness functionality, but also loads of proprietary EMUI 9.0 features like a simpler user interface, Huawei's own take on Google's gesture navigation, and various AI optimizations. 

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Mate 10 Pro
  • Display 6.0 inches
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware HiSilicon Kirin
    6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Huawei Emotion UI

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