Ever since Huawei Honor 3C was announced in last December, it has become Huawei’s top hit budget smartphone taking the crown from Ascend Y300. Even though Honor 3C is a budget conscious smartphone, Huawei is giving nice amount of attention for it ( At least for the Chinese versions of Honor 3C ) when it comes to delivering software updates. Honor 3C was released with Android 4.2.2 and EMUI 2.0 but later on we saw Huawei updating the Honor 3C to Android KitKat and EMUI 2.3.

Now few weeks later Huawei is now has a new update for the Honor 3C numbered as version 1.8.16. Previous firmware version was 4.8.1 as we covered right here – http://huaweinews.com/2014/08/honor-3c-kitkat-4-8-1/. This firmware release is marked as a development version and targeted at Chinese version of Honor/Glory 3C H30-U10. But as you might already know you can flash this on your international Honor 3C without any issues except minor inconveniences such as having to deal with some Chinese apps etc. Here are the details about this new firmware,

Model – Huawei Honor/Glory 3C H30-U10
Firmware version – 4.8.16
Android version – 4.4.2
Emotion UI version – 2.3
Region – China
Label – Development Firmware
Languages included – English,Chinese,..
Google Apps included – No

* You must be running B146 or 4.8.1 firmware already to update to this firmware otherwise your Honor 3C will brick
Changelog in English – http://goo.gl/cFXPy9

If you are running firmware 4.8.1 or any other KitKat firmwares on your Honor 3C, we strongly suggest you to upgrade to this version as this brings a lot of bug fixes and a lot of new additions as seen on the above changelog.

Download link and release page (Chinese) – http://goo.gl/pWuyuH