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EMUI 8.0 confirmed for Honor 7X and Honor 8, coming in Q2

The Honor 8 was one of the best mid-range phones of 2016 and the Honor 7X has already proven to be the budget phone to beat for 2018. Now, according to Honor France's Twitter account, both phones will be getting even better thanks to incoming EMUI 8.0 updates.

EMUI 8.0 is the custom software skin that's found on Honor and Huawei phones, and it's the first version of EMUI that's based on Android 8.0 Oreo. It's no surprise that the Honor 7X will get the update seeing as how it was just released last month, but we are pleasantly surprised to see the Honor 8 on the list.

In mid-January, Honor's India account on Twitter announced that the Honor 8 wouldn't be updated to Oreo/EMUI 8.0 due to "hardware and software limitations." A representative from the company then made it seem like certain EMUI 8.0 features would be ported to the Honor 8 without actually updating it to Oreo, but this latest Tweet suggests that the phone will get the full EMUI 8.0 treatment.

Both the Honor 7X and Honor 8 are scheduled for the EMUI 8.0 update in Q2 of this year for users in France, but we should see it released for all regions at or around the same time.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

10 Comments
  • Looking forward to it.
  • I'll wait until the download appears on my Honor 8 before celebrating.
  • I thought the Honor 8 will get EMUI 8.0 but not Oreo. They were going to update the UI with 8.0 features but the OS will not be updated to 8.0.
  • No! One customer asked Honor about it, and he got answer about EMUI 8 must have Android 8 because it is based on Oreo. You can check this on Honor France Twitter
  • They had to make sure all the hidden spying software was ready for the Chinese government before shipping the ROMs to US citizens
  • Oh ya because the Chinese government is steadily collecting pictures of you and a woman drinking loggers.
  • Will there be any love for the Honor 6X. I only just bought it in November of last year. At that point all the news was still pointing towards the fact that the Honor 6X was going to get the upgrade in early 2018
  • I asked on Twitter about the Honor 6x. They replied, be patient, they are working on future updates. 🤞🤞
  • Does any of these phones have native video calling? I know Honor 6X doesn't.
  • Which extra-ordinary feature they will add? And, also want to know would they release EMUI 8.0 for Honor 6x or not?