Updated list of Honor phones eligible for Android 12 update with Magic UI 5.0. The stable Android 12 OS has finally been officially available for the Google Pixel series as well as many other OEMs, and it is the latest OS so far for smart devices with a very large number of new features. Although the stable version of it has been available for several months, there are a lot of companies that are facing difficulties in keeping pace with these updates due to the heavily customized interfaces such as One UI from Samsung, ColorOS from Oppo or even EMUI from Huawei.
Speaking of the latter, in the past, the Chinese giant Huawei and its subsidiary Honor were working with the same OS, and even getting the same official updates together. But now this situation has changed because Honor has now become a separate company from it, in addition to Huawei itself, its phones are now running a different operating system, which is HarmonyOS, after the ban imposed on it by the United States due to some related issues between the two countries.
So, yes, we are here to talk about Honor phones only which in fact still have the usual Google services on their smartphones, and they will have some phones that are eligible for the Android 12 update.
Android 12 update for Honor devices
If you happen to be an existing user of an Android Honor smartphone and want to know if your phone is eligible for Magic UI 5 update alongside Android 12 or not, then you are in the right place because next we are going to talk in some detail about this and we will also adding updates on a daily basis to this list “ at the end of this page“. So, if you happen to be reading these words right now, don’t forget to scroll down to see all the new information available on the matter.
Magic UI 5.0 Features
In fact, the company has already sent the Magic UI 5.0 update to some of its phones, the Honor Magic 3 series in China. So we have a little idea of the features and improvements in the new user interface. Some of the main points here include a new system for managing privacy, security, application permissions and geo-location services by the user, AOD support for upcoming phones with AMOLED displays, and new designs for themes.
Another new feature you’ll find in Always-On-Display is interactive AOD, which allows you to “interactive” images with your clicks on the lock screen while you’re not using the phone. The new UI was also distinguished by the presence of many aspects based on artificial intelligence techniques, such as “reducing” the sound of incoming calls on the phone by simply taking a peek at the screen instead of pressing a button. Once you activate the facial recognition feature as well you will be able to turn on a new feature called perception which will leave the screen lit as long as you are looking at it.
Honor devices eligible for Magic UI 5
After splitting from parent company Huawei, Honor wants to make a new name for itself as well as differentiate its user interface. And it looks like the Chinese company has already started doing just that! Recently there have been a lot of rumors that Honor is currently working on an all-new user interface called Magic UI 5.0 – and this news came from the famous leaker Digital Chat Station.
Huawei's next new phone runs Hongmeng OS, and the new Honor phone runs MagicUI 5.0 based on the bottom layer of Android 11. Some models before the division of Honor have tested Hongmeng internally, but the latter ones are not good enough.
— Digital Chat Station (@chat_station) April 28, 2021
However, it is unlikely that this UI will come based on the Android 12 OS since the date of this leak dates back to last April 2021.
On the other hand, Honor recently unveiled 3 new devices, which are the first devices since its separation from Huawei: Honor 50, Honor 50 Lite, and Honor 50 Pro . As we expected, these new phones came with support for all official Google services with Magic UI 4.2 and Android 11, which allowed the Chinese company to continue what it stopped two years ago now. So, yes, the list of Honor phones that support Android 12 update is very small, in fact it is only three phones from one series and they are:
- Honor 50
- Honor 50 Pro
- Honor 50 Lite
As for the list of Honor devices eligible to update the Magic UI 5 “but without GMS support yet”, as well as most of them only in China” are as follows:
- Honor Magic 3 Pro+ – got the update
- Honor Magic 3 Pro – got the update
- Honor Magic 3 – got the update
- Honor Play 30 Plus 5G – Magic UI 5 out of the box
- Honor X30 – Magic UI 5 out of the box
- Honor 60 Pro – Magic UI 5 out of the box
- Honor 60 – Magic UI 5 out of the box
- Honor X30 Max – Magic UI 5 out of the box
- Honor X30i – Magic UI 5 out of the box
- Honor Tablet V7 – Magic UI 5 out of the box
- Honor Tablet V7 Pro – Magic UI 5 out of the box
In any case, we will do our part and we will follow this topic closely, and all smartphones or tablets from Honor will be added to this list as soon as any new information becomes available, even if it is just rumors or the company has confirmed the update of new devices. For now, you can follow the list of Honor devices eligible for the Magic UI 4 update to see which of the company’s phones have been updated to Android 11.