With the launch of the Mate 20 series, Huawei launched the eagerly awaited EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9.0 Pie. Enhancing the features of the Huawei Mate 20 series, EMUI 9.0 takes a bold stride towards the theme of “Enable a Quality Life”, achieving several revolutionary breakthroughs that aim to redefine the user experience of smartphone users.


What’s new in EMUI 9.0?

Inspired by Nature, EMUI 9.0 provides unparalleled visual delights to the users. These include new visual and audio features that are inspired by Nature such as the sounds of water flowing to birds chirping. All these are to provide a soothing audio experience to users.

Inspired by the vibrant, ever-changing colours of nature, EMUI 9.0 utilizes Huawei’s Smart Color Picker which presents a more cohesive, pleasing interface to the users. This feature also improves the contrast and vibrancy of the user experience as well as the readability of text, creating a thoroughly immersive, natural experience.

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The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro were some of the first devices to come with EMUI 9 based on Android 9.0 Pie (Image Credits: Android Central)

EMUI 9.0 also draws inspiration from Android 9.0 Pie and adapts an all-new gesture-based navigation system. The system makes use of a number of intuitive features that makes single-handed operation even better. With either a tap or a flick, users can perform the Navigation Bar actions.

EMUI 9.0 also extends the features of AI. Features such as Hi-Vision and Hi-touch. With Hi-Vision, for example, users can take online shopping to the next level. Hi-Vision can also be used to detect the calories in food as well.

A more secure and healthy experience with EMUI 9.0

EMUI 9.0 also comes with a host of security features. This includes a Password Vault, a feature that securely stores user passwords locally, as well as digital wellbeing features such as Digital Balance for monitoring usage, App Limits to set time limits for various apps, and Wind Down, which turns the screen grey during sleeping hours.

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The Digital Balance feature of EMUI ensures that you don’t spend too much time on your phone (Image Credits: Digital Trends)

Commenting on the EMUI 9.0 features Country Head HUAWEI Devices Sri Lanka, Peter Liu added “The year 2018 marks the sixth year of Huawei launching its own first Android-based mobile operating system (OS), EMUI. Following the announcement of Android 9 Pie OS earlier this year, Huawei has become one of the first handset makers that introduced its customized version EMUI 9.0, which was first revealed during IFA 2018. We are delighted to present this much anticipated OS upgrade, with our latest Mate 20 series”

He further added “Adhering to the principle that less is more, Huawei has revisited the UI design to instil the concept of simplicity and consistency and create the quality user experience. The Settings menu is built under the principle of “Simplified, unified, Humanized”, to avoid confusions of too many options. A surprising 10% of items of the Settings Menu have either been removed or stowed away in an ‘Advanced’ tab, and various prompts have been combined to simplify the process.

EMUI 9.0 will also be rolling out for the Huawei P20 Pro as well. You can learn more about EMUI 9 by clicking here.

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