Huawei’s all-new EMUI 8.0 is intelligent and what you’ve been waiting for
This UX is made for AI, and made for you.
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Huawei is at the cutting edge of smartphone development. The Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro embrace phone artificial intelligence, and are packed with the most advanced processor designed to specifically handle AI tasks faster and with far less power. It’s part of the new Kirin 970 chipset.
However, Huawei is so far ahead of the pack and traditional software upgrades don’t quite cut it. The EMUI 8.0 software on these phones bridge the gap between the native EMUI experience and an exciting new piece of hardware, Kirin 970’s neural network processing unit (NPU).
It’s hard to appreciate how deep the devices’ new AI smarts go, because they’re so well integrated with the phones’ day-to-day experience. Nonetheless, they speed up the camera, help you take better photos, make apps load faster and optimise battery life, among other things.
“Born Fast, Stay Fast” has been a Huawei mantra since 2016. Its aim is to make sure that your Huawei phone will feel as fast a year or two down the line as when you first bought the mobile.
The new AI smarts of EMUI 8.0 let Huawei take this a step further. Thanks to the power efficiency of the NPU, the software understands your behaviour more quickly, predicting the apps you’ll want to use before your finger even gets close to tapping an app icon.
With this knowledge under its belt, EMUI 8.0 can manage its resources based on your habits. This helps cut down app load times, reducing the occurrence of slow app loads by 80 percent. You will rarely encounter a situation where you have to wait for a “cold” load of an app you use daily.
A smarter camera than ever
There’s also deep intelligence in the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro cameras, which use dual rear sensors with Leica SUMMILUX-H lenses. The hardware is high-end, but the software still plays a crucial role in getting you the very best results for each photo.
A lot of this is down to Huawei’s custom, now dual ISP, and the EMUI 8.0 Vision Engine. These analyse what the camera sees as soon as you open the camera app, altering everything from colour and contrast to brightness and exposure in order to get the perfect, most natural-looking photo every time.
The camera also recognises objects, and alters the shooting strategy to suit. It’ll know if you’re pointing the Huawei Mate 10 or Huawei Mate 10 Pro at a flower, a person, a dog, or even a snowy scene. The Vision Engine can recognise 13 different scenes and objects automatically.
The same Vision Engine comes into play to make low-res social network photos appear sharper and clearer when you zoom into them.
The best bit is that you don’t have to worry about any of this. Just go about shooting photos as you normally do and the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro‘s software intelligence will handle the rest.
Maxing-out the large screen experience
Some of EMUI 8.0’s smart features are designed to be seen, though. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro benefits from several that make its big and beautiful screen extra practical.
First of all, there’s the Floating Navigation Dock. This soft key is a single gesture-ready button you can drag anywhere on the screen. It means you don’t have to stretch your thumb to reach far parts of the display anymore. A simple touch goes back, holding the touch takes you to the home screen, etc. – making the Huawei Mate 10 Pro’s screen less of a finger gymnastics test than just about any other 6-inch phone’s.
There’s more too. If you’re playing a game or watching a video and a message notification drops in, EMUI 8.0’s intelligence will suggest switching to split-screen mode so you can reply without stopping the fun. It is phone multi-tasking without having to fiddle around.
Select apps also switch to a special column-based layout when the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is flipped on its side, the sort of view you might usually see in a tablet. At every turn, EMUI 8.0 makes the software fit the hardware to give you the best possible experience.
Phones built for real work
There’s a professional side to this fun device, too. EMUI 8.0 turns the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro into tiny ultra-portable PCs. Just connect your phone to a TV display/computer monitor via a USB-C to HDMI or VGA display adapter and you can see the phone’s display on the big display.
If this is not enough for you, EMUI 8.0 goes further with the Easy Projection feature. When you plug into a monitor you can switch to a custom Desktop mode, which turns the view into something much closer to the software you’ll see on a standard laptop. There’s even a Start menu, windowed multi-tasking like that of Microsoft’s Windows 10, and the ability to run your phone apps in a PC-like experience
Or if you prefer the traditional keyboard and mouse for some heavy lifting, you can plug in a mouse or keyboard via the standard USB port available on many adapters. Or using the phone’s Bluetooth to connect to a set of wireless keyboard/mouse will work happily too.
A phone for all occasions
There’s so much going on in EMUI 8.0 and on the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro that unless you spend time getting to know them, you’re missing out. Using artificial intelligence, they turbo-charge day-to-day performance and make sure your photos look great every time you hit the shutter button.
It’s not even content “just” being a phone either. The Huawei Mate 10 Pro can replace a desktop PC if you want it to, and all without needing any expensive accessories. This is a phone that transforms into the device you need it to be. And we think that’s pretty exciting.