Chinese smartphone giant Huawei and its sub-brand Honor have announced the rollout of their next major update. EMUI 9.1 is the latest custom skin from Huawei, whereas Magic UI 2.1 is the latest over the top custom skin for Honor smartphones. Here are the features of new software update and the list of smartphones that will be getting it. Also Read - Huawei is planning to lay off hundreds of workers in the US: Report
EMUI 9.1, Magic UI 2.1 features
Based on Android 9 Pie, there are two important features that EMUI 9.1 and Magic UI 2.1 will be bringing to the smartphones. These include EROFS (Extendable Read-Only File System) file system. It comes with improved compression mode that focuses on speed and performance. It improves read performance by up to 20 percent, and app start-up speed by 10 percent. Huawei also says (via XDADevelopers) that the new file system offered improved security of system files, but no further details are available at the moment. Also Read - Huawei Watch GT Active now available in India via Flipkart: Check offers and features
Another important feature that the new software update brings include GPU Turbo 3.0. The latest update now covers over 25 games including Fortnite, PES 2019, Minecraft, FIFA Mobile, Real Racing 3 and more. The company has also reduced power consumption by 10 percent, without compromising on graphics performance. Also Read - 'Harmony OS' is yet another name for Huawei's upcoming Android alternative: Report
Besides, there are other small improvements too in the form of AI Vlog Editing feature. It combines several photo moments into a cinematic video, similar to what we have seen on Google Photos. On smartphones like the Honor View20, you get AR Measure App Everywhere. It takes advantage of the ToF sensor to measure objects.
Magic UI 2.1 also features new icons that have better readability, and new wallpapers. On the Honor View20, the new update also brings the AR Measure App Everywhere, which takes advantage of the ToF sensor on the device to serve as a means to measure objects in a jiffy.
List of smartphones getting EMUI 9.1, Magic UI 2.1
|Features||Huawei P20 Lite||Honor Play||Honor 10 Lite||Huawei P30 Lite|
|Chipset||HiSilicon Kirin Octa Core 2.36GHz Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core SoC||Kirin 710 octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC|
|OS||Android 8 Oreo (Upgradable)||Android 8.1 Oreo (Upgradable)||Android Pie||Android 9 Pie|
|Display||5.84-inch FHD+ -2220×1080 pixels||6.3-inch full HD+||6.2-inch Full HD+-1080×2280 pixels||6.15-inch FHD+|
|Internal Memory||64GB Storage + 4GB RAM||4GB RAM + 64GB storage||4GB RAM with 64GB storage||4GB RAM + 128GB storage|
|Rear Camera||16 MP + 2MP dual Camera||16MP + 2MP||Dual – 13MP + 2MP||24MP+8MP+2MP|
|Front Camera||16 MP||16MP||24MP||32MP|
|Battery||3000 mAh Battery||3,750mAh||3,400mAh||3,340mAh|