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Here are the top new features rolling out with EMUI 8.1 update



On July 15, Huawei officially announced that the Huawei Mate 10 series will be upgraded with the new EMUI 8.1 update and from July 16th, Mate10 series users can upgrade through open [Member Service] APP> [Upgrade Early Adoption] to experience the new features that tag along this major update.

The EMUI 8.1 (Android 8.1) is scheduled to be expanded to more devices and will bring the following major features.

Smart camera, see a more beautiful vision

When photography meets AI, it will be as sharp as an artist. The food shot is not attractive enough? Or is the night scene not amazing enough? EMUI 8.1’s AI photography master can intelligently identify 19 types of more than 500 scenes, and automatically select a more suitable camera mode, allowing you to take a good photo with one click.
Steps: Go to [Settings], confirm that [AI Photo Master] is turned on, and turn on [Camera] to start shooting.

Super Slow Motion Photography

Allows users to slow down the beauty of the moment and discover more interesting details in the video.

Steps: Open [Camera], slide [More], select [Slow Motion], and start shooting.

3D Portrait Lighting

EMUI 8.1 can choose 5 unique 3D portrait light effects, such as professional lighting masters to illuminate you in front of the lens, fingertips can achieve a three-dimensional effect. In addition, there are “Fun AR Effects”, different gestures summon different fun special effects.

Face Unlock: Fast and Secure Access

By looking at your screen for less than a second, you can access your phone swiftly. Built on complex algorithms and facial comparison data, the facial recognition ensures high-level security to guard against photo and video intrusion.

Artistic Gallery:

EMUI 8.1 system, open AI ecological platform, the application is comprehensive and intelligent; the pictures can be intelligently identified and classified.

Voice Commands For Camera

AI Voice Search is a smart photo album housekeeper, which helps you easily find and share various photos. With the help of Google Assistant that’s is deeply integrated with EMUI 8.1. Speak to it with different commands to open the Camera and switch between Photo, Video, Monochrome and Panorama modes.

New Shopping Experience

The EMUI 8.1 system is more intimate with the map shopping function and supports shooting and shopping. Scan a product directly, or use two fingers to press an object in an image, to get direct access to an Amazon shopping link. Quick and easy.


The Huawei Share function of the EMUI 8.1 system enables Huawei to quickly share files between mobile phones. The transmission speed is hundreds of times faster than Bluetooth. Huawei phones can also share files wirelessly with Huawei tablet PCs across systems.

Note: Some of these functions are only available on the HUAWEI Mate 10 series, P20 Series and Porsche Design Mate RS.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.