Monthly security updates are a heaven-sent treat for those of you who want to keep your phones secure… so everyone. The concept is relatively new, though, and we are still not sure how well manufacturers will handle updating devices in such a frequent manner. HTC has even mentioned these monthly OTA updates are “unrealistic”!
Huawei joins our good list by releasing the January security update before the phone even hits the USA. This means your phone will be safe and secure as soon as it reaches your doorstep (shipping starts January 31st). And this is not a one-time thing. Huawei has already promised they will be releasing security updates regularly.
See also: January security update patches Factory Reset Protection bypass bug
Interested in the phone? It is available for purchase from Amazon already, but as mentioned above, it won’t ship until the 31st. It is a very worthy phone for anyone looking to buy a mid-range handset. In fact, we have gone as far as thinking it could be the “best budget premium phone to date“.
At $199, it is one hell of a deal. Especially considering it has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front shooter and a 3000 mAh battery. Not to mention that amazing all-metal design. This phone looks great!
All of that, plus constant security updates? Not to praise anyone here, but we think Huawei is doing a great job with this one. Just go ahead and check out our hands-on coverage to see for yourself.