The key novelty during the Huawei Developer Conference 2019 was the HarmonyOS system , but the Chinese company did not stop there. Huawei also announced EMUI 10. Here are the news introduced by the latest version of the overlay.
Information on EMUI 10 has been appearing for some time, but the official presentation had to wait until this year's HDC. Huawei confirmed that the new overlay is based on Android Q , and it also revealed details about the most important news.
EMUI 10 is a refreshed look and a refreshed dark mode
The new version of Emotion UI includes redesigned application icons and a number of improved animations that are to be presented fresh and aesthetically. The most important change when it comes to appearance, however, is to improve the dark theme.
Dark mode will be available in the whole system, not just a few selected applications. An additional plus is its extension with third-party applications; after changing the theme the dark interface will accept all compatible apps. The owners of smartphones with OLED panels will also appreciate the changes.
With them in mind, the refreshed Always on Display function has also been prepared - users will now be able to choose from a greater number of clock designs or calendars that are displayed on a blank screen. Some dials will be colored instead of monochrome as before.
EMUI 10 is to have even higher performance
Huawei boasted of add-ons that should improve the performance of smartphones with EMUI 10. Improvements are to concern primarily.
- EROFS file system , which is to guarantee faster application launch;
- strong>Turbo 3.0 GPU feature that guarantees even higher performance and lower latency while playing.
EMUI 10 will improve cooperation with computers and cars
Huawei - just like Apple or Samsung - has been working on improving communication between smartphones and computers for some time. EMUI 10 is the next step in this direction, thanks to the solution called "Multi-screen collaboration".
This function enables wireless pairing of a phone with a PC, and then - displaying the screen of a smaller device on the latter. Multi-screen collaboration allows you to reply to messages from your computer and easily transfer files from your smartphone's memory.
Importantly - communication with the computer is to be carried out wirelessly.
In EMUI 10 there will also be HiCar mode, which is the equivalent of CarPlay or Android Auto . This option allows you to connect your phone to the on-board system in cars - users will be able to conveniently change songs or use the navigation program.
Huawei adds that additional features will appear on compatible vehicles. You can even manage air conditioning from the console.
Huawei EMUI 10: availability
At this moment Huawei confirms that Android Q (and therefore the new EMUI) will go to the following phones:
- P30 Pro
- P30 solid
- Mate 20
- Mate 20 Pro
- Mate 20 lite
- Mate 20 X
- Mate 20 X (5G)
- PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 20 RS
- P smart (2019)
- P smart + (2019)
- P smart Z
- P20 Pro
- Mate 10
- Mate 10 Pro
- PORSCHE DESIGN Mate 10
EMUI 10 in beta will go on models from the P30 line on September 8 . Then the first photos and videos presenting the appearance should appear on the web, because for now the promotional materials made available by Huawei are very economical.
The final version will probably go on board the Mate 30 series, and then to the devices listed above. The new overlay should also land on selected Honor smartphones.