Huawei has set out to be one of the most up-to-date manufacturers of its device park, something it is doing together with Honor, its subsidiary brand. A few days ago they promised updates every two months and they even bothered to give a update calendar for many of your devices. Now Huawei is true to its promise and has begun the deployment of EMUI 8.1 for the Huawei P20 Y P20 Pro , although there is no need to throw the bells on the fly, it is still the beta version of said firmware.
The truth is that this update is a bit of a surprise, and this is because Huawei announced at the beginning that this beta would be limited to 2000 users. Everything indicates that they seem to have changed their mind and accommodate as many beta testers as possible, we assume that in order to debug this firmware as much as possible.
Now we can test Turbo GPU technology on the Huawei P20
Along with the Huawei P20 and P20, the company also announced that there would be more devices available to receive the EMUI 8.1 beta, among which are the Huawei Mate 10 , Mate 10 Pro Y Mate 10 Lite , he P10 and its variants, the Honor V10 , he Honor 10 and the Honor 9i . Later you will also be available for the Honor 9, Honor V9, Honor Play 7X, and Honor 9 Youth Edition,
To install the EMUI 8.1 beta, we must login to the member service application and go to the service section. Once there we will choose the update option for “Early adopters” , which will update the Huawei P20 to the EML-AL00 version 22.214.171.124 (C00) (possibly in Spain has another numbering).
Most of the changes that EMUI 8.1 brings are minor, being the main claim the incorporation of the increasingly publicized technology Turbo GPU , an optimization by Huawei for their Kirin SoCs able to increase the graphical performance of the device up to 60% and that even begins to be cloned by the odd developer.
Although we can not say for sure, it is very possible that the beta of MIUI 8.1 for the Huawei P20 will also allow us to try for the first time the unlocking by facial recognition , although we must remember that the implementation of this function is more basic than that we can find in the structured light systems of the iPhone X, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition or Oppo Find X.
If you own a Huawei P20 and join the beta program of MIUI 8.1, we would love to hear your impressions about it. It may take a few days for Spanish terminals to have this update available, so as always, have some patience.