Huawei, a brand known and loved for its smartphones that cater to every kind of user, has always seen great appreciation for its EMUI platform. Packed to the brim with unique features that are targeted for every type of customer, the EMUI platform is known for its smooth operations and flawless execution of its unique features. Now with more than 500 million daily active users in 216 countries and regions with support for 77 languages, Huawei’s EMUI has come a long way from its inception back in 2012. Dedicated to providing premium user experiences, Huawei has invested heavily into developing EMUI even further, adding new features and creating an experience like no other. This has resulted in the all-new EMUI10, Huawei’s latest software update, all set to roll out your Huawei smartphone soon.
A whole new look and feel
With EMUI10, you are treated to a whole new look which is designed to be more aesthetically pleasing while also being more functional. Inspired by the design of a magazine, you now have increased spacing with larger headlines, making it easier to navigate. You will also notice that the drop-down menu does not have any text, allowing for larger icons and easier accessibility. This new design also adds spacing between each notification, making it visually pleasing. This new style also extends itself across the contacts, settings, notepad and even the photo gallery apps, each of which is now easier to navigate with better classifications. There are also a few icon changes here and there, while still maintaining Huawei’s signature style.
An updated camera design
Huawei is known for its camera prowess and with this new software update, you can also expect a few features and tweaks to make its way into the camera interface. Now you can find a simpler and clearer background along with a new zoom slider and a stylish look while switching through modes. To add the final touch to your photos, you also get 11 new filters inclusive of monochrome options. If you are a fan of the Aperture mode, you will also notice that now the level of bokeh is listed by the f-stop instead of just a number.
Elegance in refinement
In a quick look, you would see that the EMUI10 now has a more muted or subtle color tone in most of its elements. Inspired by the color palette of famous Italian painter George Morandi, this new set of colors is the result of mixing light grey to achieve subdued colors and subtle tones for an overall elegant and peaceful look. This new look extends all over the user interface and is especially noticeable in the contacts app, where contacts without a picture are given a background of one of the six soft color tones.
The all-new Dark Mode
One of Android Q’s most sought after features is the Dark Mode, which gives the entire interface a darker overhaul, making it more comfortable to use. Huawei has upgraded this with its own Dark Mode in EMUI10, which does more than just switching everything to black. With the EMUI10’s Dark Mode, overall viewing is made more comfortable, thanks to its unique method of adjusting contrast even under changing light conditions. This is the result of the Human Factor research done by Huawei, which tested the reading efficiency and subjective experience of users while using their phones under four different lighting conditions, creating four different color themes for different light conditions.
However, what really sets the EMUI10’s Dark Mode apart is that it also applies to pre-installed apps and even in third-party apps, creating a more comfortable viewing experience.
Smoother than ever before
While using EMUI10, you will quickly notice that the animations are now more fluid and natural. Modeled on real-world physics, the overall quality of animations have been improved to create a better user experience. Now long presses will depress the object lower into the screen before springing up while swiping speeds and trajectories will affect how the object reacts. This gives users a more natural feel while using their smartphone, which is also complemented by better frame rate during transitions reducing lag and smoothening out the animation. The HUAWEI P30 series will be the first to get the EMUI 10 Beta update starting September 8 across global markets, followed by the rollout to the HUAWEI Mate 20 series and other Huawei smartphones in line.
About Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG)
Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) is one of Huawei's three business groups, providing a range of products including mobile phones, wearables, tablets and laptops. Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking second in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2018.
In 2018, Huawei was named number 48 on BrandZ’s Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands and number 79 in Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands. Huawei ranked No.5 globally amongst top spending companies in R&D according to EU Industrial R&D Investment (2018).
As a leading technology company, Huawei invests a significant amount of its annual sales revenue to research and development efforts and has established 14 research centers around the world. Among these facilities is the Huawei Aesthetics Research Center in Paris. Huawei’s newest R&D center is the Max Berek Innovation Lab in Wetzler, Germany, where Huawei and Leica are jointly researching technologies to improve mobile device camera and image quality.