The latest EMUI10 software from Huawei brings a host of upgrades

Will EMUI10 be the operating system to beat?

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We all know Huawei makes smartphones that cater to every kind of user. Over the years, its EMUI platform has been packed to the brim with unique features. Since its inception back in 2012, Huawei has invested heavily into the development of EMUI. And arguably, this has led to an experience like no other, which is its latest EMUI10.

New look and feel

The software is designed to be aesthetically pleasing yet more functional. It is inspired by the design of a magazine, with larger spacing and headlines making it easier for you to navigate. Icons in various places of the user interface are larger for better accessibility. This new style extends itself across the contacts, settings, notepad and even the photo gallery application, making navigation easier with better classification.

Updated camera design

EMUI10 takes Huawei’s camera prowess further. The user interface is simpler with a clearer background along with a new zoom slider and a stylish look. For editing your photos, you also get 11 new filters inclusive of monochrome options. We also like that the ‘Aperture’ mode now indicates the level of bokeh by an f-stop value instead of just a number.

Elegance in refinement

All across EMUI10 is a muted or subtle look to most of its elements. This change is inspired by the colour palette of famous Italian painter George Morandi. The result is the use of subdued colour tones for an overall elegant and peaceful look.

The way EMUI10 looks across many different applications

While it extends all over the user interface, the change is especially noticeable in the contacts application. Here, contacts with a picture are given a background of one of the six soft colour tones.

New dark mode

With Android 10, one of the most sought after features is dark mode. This gives the entire user interface a dark overhaul for easier usability in low-light. Huawei has upgraded this in EMUI10, which does more than just switching everything to black. It makes overall viewing comfortable thanks to its unique method of adjusting contrast even under changing light conditions.

Dark mode on the Huawei P30 Pro

This is the result of research done by Huawei, which tested the reading efficiency and experience of users while using their phones under four different light conditions. What makes this feature even more unique is that the dark mode can also be applied to both pre-installed and third-party applications.

Smoother than ever

While using EMUI10, you will quickly notice its fluid and natural animations. These are modelled on real world physics to improve the overall quality and user experience. You can now long press an object to make it depress lower in the screen before it springs back up, giving the user interface that reactive element. Combined with better frame rate during transitions, EMUI10 does all it can to reduce lag.

When do you get the update?

For now, the Huawei P30 series will be the first to get the EMUI10 beta update starting September 8 across global markets. Both the Huawei Mate 20 series and other Huawei smartphones are in line to receive the update right after.