EMUI is Huawei’s mobile operating system that has been improved with the work of many changes and new features. Whether it’s an entry-level phone or a flagship you can find EMUI everywhere in Huawei’s smartphone ecosystem.
AT IFA 2018, Huawei officially announced EMUI 9.0, which not only brings a fresh UI design but also brings a set of new features compared to EMUI 8.
With EMUI 9.1, the company took the concept of EMUI 9.0 even further, from its re-designed and improved UI to the internal architecture that interacts with such new technologies – GPU 3.0, EROFS file system and Ark compiler. By mixing all of these things EMUI 9.1 delivers a pure immersive and refreshing experience to the user, that makes it more than just “EMUI 9.1”.
So, what do you think Huawei has added to EMUI 9.1? and would EMUI 9.1 add a higher level of consumer experience for its smartphone users? Let’s find out.
UI – Improved and Beautiful:
EMUI 9.1 comes with a new micro-realistic UI element that runs and supported by the entire UX design that results in a faster, simpler and smoother user interface.
EMUI 9.1′ home screen layout allows users to put 4 app shortcuts in a row and increased the distance between icons to reduce the chances for accidental launches of other apps. Although this layout change doesn’t affect flat screen phones but it does in flagship phones with a curved screen and larger touch space.
In EMUI 9.0, third-party apps are shaped with round icons and systems app with a rectangular shape, which looks bizarre.
The EMUI 9.1 has brought equality to all of these Icon presentations and now whether it’s a system app or a third-party installation, all of the app icons are shaped as a round-edged rectangle and has a more flat design. Furthermore, screen transitions are now much smoother than before.
Performance is new and real:
In order to get the peak performance out of a smartphone, the system architecture cannot be left behind and must be optimized with the hardware so it can output the performances users want.
As an example, the Huawei P30 series is equipped with Kirin 980 processor coupled with 8GB of RAM and different internal storage option but more importantly it’s the first to come with EMUI 9.1’s new EROFS file system, GPU Turbo 3.0 and Ark compiler, that works together to bring the optimum performance to the smartphone.
The EROFS file system can increase the random read speed by 20%. When it comes to reading files types such as documents, music or videos, the higher reading speed the higher the response rate. Especially while launching a large app including a game, the startup speed will be faster and takes less time.
Also, the security provided by EROFS file system is higher compared to the traditional Ext4 files Android system. The EROFS file system is read-only, which means that important documents can only be viewed and cannot be modified unless the user manually removes the read-only status.
This new security eliminates the threat of third-party applications from making unwanted changes in the file.
In addition to EROFS, there’s also the GPU Turbo 3.0, which now supports 60 of the most popular games and enhances the performance of the games with further system optimizations.
The GPU Turbo reduces SoC power consumption by 10% and optimizes the underlying system performance to provide a smoother, cooler and high frame-rate gaming experience even in intense graphics games.
Another worth noting changes of EMUI 9.1 is its new compilation process – Ark Compiler, developed by Huawei for software vendors. It can effectively solve the inefficiency problem of the Android program.
The program compiled with Ark compiler provides improved performance by 24%, response speed by 44%, and the smoothness of the third-party application up to 60%.
EMUI is AI powerhouse:
Huawei has rapidly grown its investment into Artificial Intelligence (AI) and EMUI 9.1 is a result of that investment, which delivers the improvement made by its developers.
The new OS upgrade brings Google voice assistant, which can be accessed either by swiping on the screen or by the new ‘One-Click Wake up’ physical key on the side of the device. All users have to do is to touch and hold the power button and the AI voice assistant wake up for your help.
To add an advanced feature, the EMUI 9.1 also brings AR measurement tools to accurately measure length, total area, and volume with the Huawei TOF (Time of Flight) Camera.
This can be used when you’re wondering how big is a particular object, for example, a ‘Wooden Table’, with AR measurement you can easily measure the height and the width to match it perfectly as you required.
It is worth noting that Huawei also has its own big ground in its network equipment field that encouraged it to add “Dual Card Smart Switching“, with this feature activated, the phone actually switches the to secondary card, when the first card didn’t have enough good network, and during the call it doesn’t affect the quality or internet access of the phone. Which could be a very useful feature for people who often travel across different places.
Other new notable improvements are the followings:
1. Huawei Vlog: which now includes more feature and effects for easy edit and one-click share.
2. OneHop: It allows you to quickly transfer files between your Phone and computer without a cable or third-party app.
3. Real-time data sync with a treadmill: This feature allows you to connect your phone to a treadmill and collect information like calories burned, running speed and length of the workout.
If we sum up all of these features and improvement including New UI design that is more beautiful and exquisite, a new internal system with more performance and secure, and AI features that are productive and helpful, we can definitely get the answer of both of the question of what new EMUI 9.1 brings and what value it adds to the Huawei devices.
Huawei Mate 50 series to equip six blade aperture camera lens: Tipster
Last year, the WIPO has approved a Huawei Patent, entities ‘Aperture camera module, and an electronic device describing a six-blade camera aperture technology. And it is recently reported that the Huawei Mate 50 series to equip with this six-blade aperture camera technology.
According to a well-known Weibo tipster, the Huawei Mate 50 series will become the first Huawei phone to equip the six-blade camera aperture module, with the expected current aperture range of engineering matching F1.4-F4.
Camera aperture diaphragm:
The best example to describe the aperture camera is the Samsung Galaxy S9, the smartphone equipped the 8-blade aperture technology. While the Huawei Mate 50 is expected to bear only six-blade technology.
Similar to a shutter, a camera diaphragm controls the quantity of light that reaches the sensor while also shielding the lens from damage. As a result, it indirectly affects the camera’s depth of field and aperture.
On the other hand, an image with a more blurred background can be captured using a wider aperture. Even in low light, we’ll still have crisper photographs. The depth of field and exposure, however, is constrained because smartphones have fixed aperture lenses.
The tipster further stated that Huawei Mate 50 Pro houses a 15x telephoto macro with longer bangs, and the Mate 50 RS will support a 35x telephoto macro lens camera.
Huawei Mate 50 series launch:
There were so many leaks and rumors appear related to the launch of the Huawei Mate 50 series. And going with the latest info, the Huawei Mate 50 series is to launch on September 7. Still, the date is not confirmed by the company let’s see, when Huawei will give its official launch date of the next upcoming flagship lineup.
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However, if the recent leak of six-blade aperture camera technology comes with the Huawei Mate 50 then this series will become the most prominent and innovative in terms of design, specs, and features.
6G is not simple upgrade of 5G, but a leap forward: Huawei
Huawei has participated in the World 5G Conference held in Harbin, this morning. The conference mainly discussed the benefits of the 5G and 6G upgrade network technologies that Huawei and its developers are trying to bring across the globe.
6G mechanism is a spectrum of multiple layers. It utilizes the low-frequency band for the simple coverage channel and uses the mid-range frequency for the moderate network. The high-frequency band ultimately boosts the experience of the network for the users.
According to the latest information, Huawei narrated how the 6G network mechanism will ultimately prove a boon for the users. Clarifying that 6G innovation is just not an upgrade but more than that, the President of Huawei Wireless Network Product Line and Chief Scientist of 6G tech – Wang Jun delivered the following words:
“6G is not a simple upgrade of 5G, but a leap-forward improvement. It is the only way for a unified global infrastructure of the digital economy. Huawei will keep working with partners to promote global unified standards and will keep on bringing new creations for the welfare of users, in future also.”
Apart from exhibiting the company’s intention toward digitalization, the President also explained the crucial directions of the 6G technology. Accordingly, the 6G network transformation stands over six technical directions.
For instance, native intelligence, extreme connectivity, network perception, star-ground fusion, native trustworthiness, and carbon neutrality.
Further, Wang also mentioned that the company has brought the 6G vision to amplify the human connection, internet stuff, and more. In other words, Huawei is looking forward to a smart and intelligent scenario for its users in the time ahead.
The Chinese tech maker believes that the correct definition of 6G is to increase the intelligence as well as perception facilities based on the upgrade of some major scenarios of 5G.
Six Typical Application Scenarios
The 6G technology has the following applications that will help in accelerating the network operations:
- Distributed networked machine learning and connected AI
- Perception, localization, and imaging
- Human-Centered Immersive Communication
- Smart city and smart life
- Full-featured Industry 4.0 and its evolution
- Global coverage of mobile services.
As per the information, the 6G technology is in expectation to arrive by the year 2030. But we still require confirmation from the side of the company.
Huawei introduces key factors of its optical hybrid cable
Huawei is constantly introducing some or other technology-based solutions that can serve various benefits to the users. Today, the company has introduced some key factors of Huawei optical hybrid cable and described how useful it could be for network and transmission purposes.
The Chinese manufacturer has officially posted a video on its Weibo channel, this morning. On exploring the post we found, how the optical hybrid cable of Huawei plays a crucial role in the technology sector. So let’s learn about this unique cable bit by bit.
An optical Hybrid Cable, also known as the optoelectronic cable is a package of cables that binds the original two wires of the cable into one wire. Ultimately, this mechanism will help in obtaining secure software and hardware coordination.
Besides, it will negotiate data packets that the operators transmit through optical fibers, and will carry the power supply through twisted pair of cables. Another benefit of the optical hybrid cable is, unlike other network cables, this technology is quite affordable.
Moreover, the wire diameter is also thinner, and can easily stretch the bandwidth and transmission distance, irrespective of time. Consequently, this is the farthest power supply distance that can reach more than 1000 meters at a time.
A huge aid for traditional problems:
So far, the office building generally consists of long distances as well as several clients connected to one server. As a result, it becomes difficult for the core computer room to even transmit 100 meters of the network in the area. Aside, this problem was not a matter of a simple optical mechanism that can easily resolve the situation.
However, the combination of optical hybrid cable as well as Wi-Fi 6 can mark an end to the above-mentioned issues. Fortunately, the respective technology provides 10Gbps ultra-wide access and 300-meter ultra-long distance PoE (Power over Ethernet) power supply.
Furthermore, after the remote module gets a sufficient power supply, it can support 4 Wi-Fi 6 networks without requiring local power extraction. Its capability is so flexible that operators can easily relieve for 10-15 years after applying this technology.