Here are all the EMUI 9.1 features for Huawei Mate 20 series [Updated]
At the Paris event, Huawei announced EMUI 9.1, a new major software update for Huawei/Honor devices. The EMUI 9.1 comes pre-installed in the new flagship series, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro, and it is now available for Huawei Mate 20 series for global users.
EMUI 9.1 provides an immersive experience with innovating performance and system speed enhancements to help you lead an intelligent life.
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The EMUI 9.1 comes with many useful features. Let’s talk about them – Here are all the features coming with EMUI 9.1 update to Huawei Mate 20 series:
- Advantages of EROFS
The EROFS file system is equivalent to optimizing the partition of the Android system. The EXT4 file format of the system partition (equivalent to the C disk of the computer) is replaced by the EROFS (Extendable Read-Only File System) independently developed by Huawei. This is equivalent to a major operation on the Android system C drive.
In the EROFS file system, the random read performance of the mobile phone is increased by 20% on average, the application startup speed is faster, and the system ROM space is saved by 2 GB. In addition, it can avoid inefficient memory reading data repeatedly, decompressing the whole machine jam caused by data.
The EROFS design is a read-only design, system partitions will not be rewritten by third parties, security can be assured.
In fact, this is not the first time Huawei has applied to the bottom of the system. In the EMUI 5.0 era, Huawei adopted the F2FS file system for Android’s user partition (equivalent to the computer’s D drive), replacing the traditional EXT4 file system, in order to improve the read and write performance of the flash memory after long-term use and improve the file access fluency. 20%.
- ARK Compiler
In addition to the EROFS file system, Huawei also launched its own Ark compiler to improve system fluency.
The Ark compiler provides a new system and application compilation and operation mechanism. From dynamic compilation to static compilation, it can directly compile high-level languages into machine code, eliminating the extra dynamic compilation of virtual machines. Overhead.
Read: Huawei announces Ark compiler: With EMUI 9.1, third-party application operation smoothness increased by 60%
According to the test data of Huawei Lab, EMUI 9.1 applied the Huawei Ark compiler to the system component System Server, the system operation fluency increased by 24%, and the system response performance increased by 44%. The fluency of third-party applications after recompilation is expected to increase by 60%.
However, to achieve such an improvement, developers need to use the Ark compiler for development. At present, the Huawei Ark compiler has been open sourced to the industry.
- Redesigned the system UI
In addition to system-level improvements, EMUI 9.1 redesigned the system UI. This version focuses more on natural minimalism and streamlines and merges many complex options.
For example, wallpapers, themes, and icons use a micro-realistic style to further beautify, while the number of default horizontal icons has been reduced from five to four.
With the increase in experience, some complex options for system splitting are no longer necessary. EMUI 9.1 is based on merging and deleting processing.
For example, the alarm setting interface, the silent mode alarm is turned on by default, so that the date and time are not repeated. Other operations such as desktop settings, weather settings, time switch, cell phone housekeeper, and do not disturb have been handled similarly.
In addition, EMUI 9.1 reduces unnecessary interruptions to users. Before the version of EMUI 9.1, the screen will count down before the screen is recorded, which makes it impossible to capture the picture accurately. EMUI 9.1 does not have a pop-up window to directly record the screen, giving users a better experience.
- GPU Turbo 3.0
GPU Turbo 3.0 is a new upgrade that covers 25 of the most popular games. This new update includes reducing SoC power consumption by 10% and optimizing the underlying system performance to provide a continuous gaming experience. It now supports AI image adjustment to make visual enjoyment even further.
Read: EMUI 9.1/GPU Turbo 3.0 comes with support for 19 new Android games
- AR Measure
When you need a quick measurement tool for simple DIY projects, just open the AR Measure App. You can accurately measure length, total area and volume with the Huawei TOF Camera.
By utilizing the Face Recognition technology, you can now measure the height of a person with just a simple task of scanning from toe-to-head. It may come with a separate software update.
- OneHop or Huawei Share
A simple tap from your phone to the computer can send pictures, videos, and documents in seconds. You can also efficiently copy and paste between devices with Huawei Share OneHop.
And, while playing a game, just shake and touch the phone to your computer to initiate a 60-second recording of the screen that saves to your phone. It may come with a separate software update.
- Perfect Workout Partner
EMUI 9.1 turns your phone into an ultimate workout partner. Use your phone to connect to a treadmill and collect information like calories burned, running speed and length of the workout.
The phone can also use an algorithm to intelligently measure the step vibrations, so you can accomplish your personal fitness goals.
- Simply Switch
With HUAWEI Phone Clone, you can simply and quickly transfer your contacts, photos, videos and more to your new phone in just a few moments.
- Anytime Assistant
Whenever you need to use the virtual assistant to carry out tasks, look up facts or need an answer to a simple question, just press and hold the power button and the Google Assistant will launch in a second.
- Huawei Vlog
It has new features and effects that are perfect tools for easy editing and you can share with one-click. The Highlight videos are automatically edited with dramatic filters and give you the option to apply special speed effects and unique background music. Your cherished videos can be transformed into a personal cinematic masterpiece.
- Moon Mode
The update also includes the Moon Mode only for Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X, powered by Artificial Intelligence, which helps the camera to recognizes and optimizes details within an image to help individuals take better photos of the moon.
Here’s the official list of devices that will get the EMUI 9.1 update
Huawei Earbuds tech could measure SpO2 and heart rate through ear
Huawei is the first company to launch a SpO2 blood oxygen monitoring feature in smart bands and smartwatches and it also has one of the most accurate heart rate trackings but do you know that Huawei also has a tech patent for earbuds that could measure both of these right inside your ear?
An internal patent reveals that new Huawei earbuds tech could measure SpO2 blood oxygen and heart rate from within a user’s ears. Blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) is a useful indicator of a person’s health. It represents the percentage of hemoglobin in the blood that contains oxygen.
Details of the patent:
An embodiment of the present application provides an earphone, including an ear bag and a detection sensor disposed of in the ear bag, and the detection sensor is used to detect blood oxygen saturation and heart rate.
The ear bag includes a first contact part and a second contact part. When the earphone is worn on the ear, the first contact part contacts the inner bottom surface of the concha cavity of the ear, and the second contact part contacts the inner surface of the tragus of the ear.
A detection sensor is provided on at least one of the first contact parts and the second contact part where the ear bag is in contact with the skin of the ear, which can reduce the transmission distance between the detection sensor and the skin, and effectively improve the detection sensor’s ability to detect blood oxygen saturation and the accuracy of health indicator detection such as heart rate detection.
Moreover, the contact between the first contact part and the second contact part and the tragus and the concha cavity is relatively stable, and the earphone has good stability even in an active scene, which can further improve the detection accuracy.
Is this possible?
Yes, it’s the first question that triggers among the readers but after surfing through the web, there are a number of detailed articles that may help you to learn about optical heart rate sensor that is possible in earbuds (link) and In-ear SpO2 (link).
So the answer is yes, it’s possible to measure these two readings but we can’t confirm whether Huawei is planning to launch earbuds or wearables with this new patent. However, we do want to see it in action.
How good is Huawei Nova 10 Pro 100W turbo charging?
Huawei Nova 10 Pro is a gigantic member of the Nova family. The device comes into existence with several exciting features that can level up the user experience. However, the most reflecting technology of Huawei Nova 10 Pro is its 100W turbo-charging.
Yes, the company has done some amazing work with the Nova 10 Pro charging segments. Although, the devices hold several features to explore. Yet, turbo-charging is something that has drawn my attention a lot.
I think the battery is a very crucial part of a device. While purchasing a new gadget, users often check the battery specifications and its charging abilities. And why not, it is something that will power up our device and will keep it reliable in the time ahead.
Remember, a good battery and excellent charging functions can stretch the phone’s life to a long duration. It’s not us, but Huawei also understands this phrase. Hence, it equipped the latest Huawei Nova 10 Pro with a 100W turbo-charging facility.
100W turbo-charging – how does it work?
The Huawei 100W turbo-charging experience is worth praising. When I tried this technique for the first time, the results were surprising.
Ultimately, when you enable the turbocharging feature, it begins adapting the battery’s abilities. After plugging in the charger, the power suddenly jumps to 87W. After 3 minutes of super-fast charging, the power drops to 57W.
At this range, it continues to charge the device and slowly falls to 30W. Thereafter, it begins the background charging for 2-3 minutes with 26W power. Within or less than 10 minutes, the high-tech charging power up your device completely.
100W Turbo-Charging – good or bad?
Every technology has pros and cons. And so it follows on the charging as well. The turbo-charging may get affected by environmental factors. For instance, the temperature of your room, humidity, and more.
However, when we tried the turbo-charging effect under the ambient temperature of 30 degrees Celsius, the result was quite interesting.
- At 18.50 – 53% of charging
- At 18:53 – reaches 67%
- At 19:00 – 89% of the charging
- At 19:03 – 100% battery
Consequently, we can say that it takes 18-23 minutes to charge the device from 0 to 100 percent.
Notably, the battery capacity of Nova 10 Pro is only 4500mAh. In that aspect, turbo-charging operates in a very good manner. Moreover, it gradually increases and decreases the power level, so that your device may not get affected.
So far, Huawei has brought this technology with Nova 9 Pro smartphone. And now it’s playing wonders for users. With a 100W fast charger that offers turbo-charging, the device is good to go in your hands.
Any new charging technology is coming?
Well in recent times, we grabbed Huawei under a universal charging tech headline. As per the previous info, Huawei and some other companies have come across the table to find a universal solution for fast-charging adapters.
The new technique known as UFSC fusion (Universal Fast Charging Specification) will improve the charging facility. Further, it will contribute to the fast-charging ecosystem. It’s a simple way to unite different adapters with a revolutionary mechanism.
It’s believed, Huawei is doing great in terms of battery capacity. Even when the battery has low facilities, it is capable of boosting the entire functioning of the device. Well, a user most probably requires a phone that can survive for longer hours even when the battery is at a minimum percent. And the turbo-charging is perfectly offering these services.
After Huawei and Apple, Samsung to bring Satellite Communication
Huawei and its satellite communication are once again in the headlines. After Apple, it looks like Samsung is planning to follow Huawei and implement satellite communication technology on its flagship gadgets.
Satellite Communication technology is gradually becoming a trend in the market. In recent times, we come across several tech makers that are trying to adopt the respective feature for their devices or operating systems.
After Huawei, satellite communication enlisted Apple, Google (Android 14), and now Samsung. While Apple has already offered the benefits of satellite features with iPhone 14 series, Google and Samsung are in the preparation phase.
The latest information reveals that Samsung has associated with Iridium cooperation and is finalizing the satellite communication development for its next flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S23 series.
In our previous reports, we mentioned that Samsung is looking for a satellite connectivity provider other than Globalstar. This was so because Apple already merged with Globalstar for satellite features.
Thus, Samsung decided to take different steps in this tech concept. Eventually, it seems like the Korean tech maker has found the right companion to proceed with the new technology.
Samsung and Iridium
Speaking of the Iridium group, the cooperation utilizes the 66 low-orbit communication satellites. This framework offers effective voice and data communication services for users without any network hindrances.
On the flip side, the info states that Samsung has been working on satellite communication technology for the past two years. In the meantime, the company was dealing with antenna challenges as to how to make it a compact and power-efficient element.
Consequently, just like Huawei and Apple, Samsung’s main objective is to provide its users with immersive voice, messages, and image transmission facilities. And who knows, we could find the satellite tech with Galaxy S23 in the first quarter of 2023.
Satellite Communication – A long race!
Huawei is the first company to bring satellite communication features with the dynamic Mate 50 series. Ultimately, the feature is capable of relieving communication services even in low-area networks.
Thus, a user with Huawei Mate 50 smartphone can conduct calls, send a 19-20 characters text, scan a code 8-10 times, and generate trajectory maps and locations.
On the other hand, Huawei is making the corresponding feature more useful with the Mate 60. Yes, the internal tweaks suggest that the new version of this technology will enable two-way communications, sending voice messages, and making short voice calls as well.
It won’t be wrong to say that when it comes to technology and innovation, Huawei remains one step ahead.
Know More: Huawei Mate 60 may launch new Satellite Communication Features
Apple iPhone 14 series – SOS feature
Following Huawei, Apple also launched the iPhone 14 series with satellite features. It has implemented the Emergency SOS feature which combines with the software and connects antennas directly to the satellite.
As a result, this mechanism starts messaging functions with emergency services. Being an iPhone 14 user, you can use the feature under low-network or Wi-Fi coverage.
Android 14 is also on the list!
Yes, Android 14 has also appeared in the satellite communication headlines. The information states that Google is also making efforts and could initiate satellite features on the next coming Android version.
In the time ahead, we could see many competitors in this tech field. But it would be worth seeing which manufacturer will remain in the first position regarding satellite communication.