When Huawei unveiled its Android P update schedule, it was a bit vague on the Mate series. We wondered if the plans included the Mate 9 generation, but at the back of our minds we also wondered if the upcoming Mate 20 phones will launch on Oreo or Pie. Now we have our answer.
The Eurasian Economic Comission (EEC) has certified the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Huawei Mate 20 with Android 9.0 Pie (those also go by LYA-L29 and HMA-L29 respectively).
EEC certification that shows Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will launch with Android 9.0 Pie
The Hawei Mate 20 Lite (which is yet to be certified by the EEC) was benchmarked with 8.1 Oreo, so it might miss out on Pie at launch.
And so will the Huawei Y9 (2019)
Another phone was certified, though. The Huawei Y9 (2019), aka JKM-LX1, will run Android 8.0 Oreo at launch.
Anyway, you can check out Huawei Mate 20 renders and specs. There’s a chance the Kirin 980 will be the first 7nm chipset to hit the market (it will be a race between it and the Apple A12).