Huawei’s latest Emotion UI (or EMUI for short) software comes with lots of new and interesting features which I’m going to share here.
Huawei released the beta version of EMUI 8.1 skin last month on two of its flagship smartphones Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. If you got our hands on the EMUI 8.1 Beta and want to know the features of this new skin then read this article.
The highlight of EMUI 8.1 is the GPU Turbo technology which can improve the performance of mobile GPUs and graphics processing efficiency by 60%. So without wasting any time let’s get started.
Please note that these features are only available on the HUAWEI Mate 10 series, P20 Series and Porsche Design Mate RS. If you’re running the EMUI 8.1 on any other handset then you can check for these functions if available or not and let us know in the comment
New Features of EMUI 8.1
New Camera Interface – The new camera interface has been designed that it can be used with a single hand. Gallery, Shutter and Camera buttons are now together at the bottom while all shooting modes are moved just above the shutter. The setting option has been placed on the top navigation.
3D Portrait Lighting – It has been designed with a focus on selfie enthusiasts. The 3D Portrait Lighting Mode automatically adjusts the background for most favourable selfies and also offers a host of studio-quality lighting effects to turn quick selfies into striking portraits.
Intelligent photography – For this feature, the company has developed the Intelligent photographic algorithms which can identify, in real-time, 19 different categories such as cat, food, group, natural colours, close-up, night shot, text, greenery, etc. It automatically adjusts the colour, contrast, brightness, exposure and more to produce vibrant, sharp, professional looking photographs.
Face Unlock – The new EMUI 8.1 also brings the capability of unlocking your device by just looking at it. Working on complex algorithms and facial comparison data, the face recognition feature ensures high-level security to guard against photo and video intrusion.
New Photo Gallery – Instead of old looking identical cubes, the new artistic Photo Gallery present your most beautiful shots in an interesting way. It also comes with a Discover feature that intelligently categorises your photos and reminds you of them on special days.
Discover and Shop – This feature allows you to discover and shop on Amazon just by scanning the product directly or using two fingers to press an object in an image, to get direct access to an Amazon shopping link.
Note: It only works for Amazon
HUAWEI Share 2.0 – Hassle-free transfer of files and photos between HUAWEI phones* and your PC or MAC. It’s Cable-free, unlocked, fast. This feature is only available to devices models that support HUAWEI Share.
Voice Commands for Camera – Google Assistant works fluidly on EMUI 8.1 so you can use different commands to open the Camera and switch between Photo, Video, Monochrome and Panorama modes.
HUWAEI Phone Clone – If you are switching from another device to Huawei then you can transfer contacts, messages, photos, videos, music & apps from your old Android device to your new Huawei smartphone. It is free to use, completely wireless and ultra-fast speed using the local hotspot.