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OS beta programme available for download

Huawei Mate 9 Oreo Beta test Here's how the front of the Huawei Mate 10 looks like
Sherri Watson | 10 October, 2017, 14:23

The Chinese mobile phone manufacturer has now made Android 8.0 Oreo beta programme available for download for the Huawei Mate 9. Let's check out that what this Beta program is all about.

While this is definitely good news for Mate 9 users willing to give Android Oreo a try early on, there are a couple of catches. Do note that this is not the final update and will not have support for full features.

And secondly, the beta update is now only available for units running firmware version MHA-L29C432B194. After installing the update, you have to sign in with your Huawei ID. The company has launched the Android Oreo beta program for the device, giving users a chance to test the latest version of the OS before the stable version is released.

The beta program will end on November 3, after which Huawei will likely put finishing touches to the software and release it. The back side includes the LEICA-branded dual-camera setup, the dual LED flash and the fingerprint sensor.

Contrary to prior assumptions, however, the device will not feature a bezel-less display, as this feature may be exclusive to its larger sibling, the Mate 10 Pro. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel shooter with f/1.9 aperture and 1080p video recording capabilities. Powering the Mate 9 Pro is a 4,000mAh battery and it charges with Huawei's SuperCharge power brick via USB Type-C. The device comes running on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with EMUI 5.0 on top.