Since the official launch of HarmonyOS back in June last year, over 200 million Huawei devices now have this update. The company is also releasing regular updates to fix bugs and improve performance on the system. The flagship Huawei Mate 40 Pro already has the HarmonyOS update. However, the company recently began to push the internal beta version of HarmonyOS 188.8.131.52 to Huawei Mate 40 Pro. The installation package size is 1.66GB thus you need to ensure that you have enough space and data before downloading the update.
The new internal beta version adds the “elderly care” function as well as a series of new features. The update log package 1 shows that in the setting auxiliary function, the “elderly care” function is now active. This feature will bring an additional setting that adds the extra-large font. Furthermore, there is a super-fast touch response which makes the system suitable for elders. Furthermore, all functions are centralized and managed in this function.
The update log package 2 shows that a series of new features greatly improve the user experience. The company recommends that you update as soon as possible.
This push is an internal beta version. You need to sign up for the HarmonyOS 2 new feature version internal beta activity. After being selected, you will receive an upgrade text message from Huawei, and you can select the system upgrade in Settings > System and Update > Software Update.
It is important to note that, because the hardware of the models is different, even the same system will have slightly different functions and experiences on different models.
HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro specifications
- 6.76-inch (2772 x 1344 Pixels) FHD+ OLED display,90 Hz refresh rate
- HUAWEI Kirin 9000 5G (1 x Cortex-A77 3.13 GHz + 3 x Cortex-A77 2.54 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 2.05 GHz) processor with ARM Mali-G78 MP24 GPU,Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs (Neural-network Processing Unit)
- 8GB RAM, 256GB storage (Mate 40 Pro) / 12GB RAM, 256GB storage (Mate 40 Pro+)
- Android 10 with EMUI 11
- Mate 40 Pro — 50MP RYYB Ultra Vision camera with f/1.9 aperture, OIS, 20MP ultra-wide Cine camera with f/1.8 aperture, 12MP telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom, OIS, Laser sensor, LED flash
- 13MP front camera with f/2.4 aperture, 3D Depth Sensing ToF Camera
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers
- Water-resistant (IP68)
- Dimensions:162.9×74.5×9.1mm(Glass) / 9.5mm (Leather); Weight: 212g
- 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual-band), NavIC, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C (GEN1)
- 4400mAh (typical) battery with 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge, 50W Wireless HUAWEI SuperCharge