Honor 7X will be updated to EMUI 8.0 in the U.S. on April 30

The Honor 7X is one of the best phones you can buy for under $200, and as Hayato reported in late March, it's made even better with EMUI 8.0 (Honor's custom version of Android Oreo). EMUI 8.0's been available as a beta for the Honor 7X for over a month now, but on April 30, it'll be pushed to all users in the United States.

EMUI 8.0 includes all of the Oreo features we've come to know and love, such as picture-in-picture, Google's Autofill API, the new emoji style, etc. Honor's also included a heap of its own features, and some of them sound pretty great.

Most notably, EMUI 8.0 adds a new face unlock system to the 7X. Similar to what we've seen on the OnePlus 5T and other handsets, face unlock on the 7X allows you to quickly access your phone using the front-facing camera. It's not as secure as the iPhone X's Face ID, but it's still a very welcome touch.

Also included with the update is the ability to connect two Bluetooth devices at once, access Android's navigation buttons anywhere using a floating navigation dock, restore photos you accidentally deleted in Honor's Gallery app, and the Settings menu has been drastically simplified.

If you've been holding off on the 7X, now's looking like the perfect time to finally pick one up.

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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.

13 Comments
  • Just in US. No love for Indian varient. Btw Indian varient already got face unlock in march.
  • What about the Huawei Mate SE? Will it get it on the 30th?
  • My wife has the 7x, I have the Mate SE, I'm hoping they update both as well.
  • I also have the Mate SE, Hope Oreo doesn't mess up the one game I play, Hill Climb Racing 2. I tried the View 10 but the game was not smooth and I didn't try the P20 because it's the same internals/software as the View. Funny the low spec SE plays is buttery smooth on Nougat.
  • I'm hoping this means that the NA version of the P10/P10 Plus will be getting it soon as well. The International version has had it for a while now.
  • Many features are already included in emui5.1 indian version like face unlock, floating navigation dock, recycle bin for gallery etc
  • I hope my mate9 gets an update soon. Kinda given up waiting. Resigned myself to the fact that oreo isn't coming to my part of the UK.
  • Hopefully they won't forget about the Honor 8.......
  • Just bought a 7x and received it yesterday and now, 3 days later, Oreo? Nice.
  • This update reminds me of when my Samsung Galaxy S7 going from Marshmallow to Nougat with an additional update of Grace UI thrown in the mix. A big update that made the phone much more enjoyable. Glad that my little cheap phone, Huawei Mate SE is seeing support.
  • do u still have the s7? as it waits for Oreo now!
  • Seriously, about time. I was sweating it whether we would get it at all considering all the trade sanctions with China and the general air of hatred for Huawei and ZTE. Honor has done a good job staying out if the spotlight. I don't even think some ppl know they are Huawei's sub brand. Lol
  • So on other forums and other comments the US 7x has not received any 8.0 update and it's been day's.... no update yet