The new version of EMUI for Huawei phones is now official. These are the changes and new features that will arrive.
Almost secretly, Huawei has presented EMUI 12, the new version of its Android-based operating system aimed at devices sold globally.
Although a good part of its smartphones is already receiving HarmonyOS 2, the company has not forgotten its global market and has taken the opportunity to launch a new version of EMUI, which, yes, inherits some other features of its operating system.
EMUI 12: New features
As I said, unlike the Chinese version of the brand’s software, EMUI 12 is based on Android. However, Huawei has carried out several important changes both in terms of design and functionality, to resemble this layer to what we can find in Chinese models with HarmonyOS.
In terms of design, Huawei has adopted neumorphism to some elements to add more depth to the interface. It has also worked on renewing the animations, which now feel more natural and smooth.
An interesting novelty related to the EMUI 12 interface consists in the possibility of adjusting the thickness of the system font through a slider available in the settings. In this way, each user can choose the most suitable “weight” or thickness of the letters.
EMUI 12 inherits some other details from HarmonyOS, one of the most important being the new control panel. Thanks to it, it is possible to quickly access sections such as multimedia playback, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth settings by simply swiping from the top of the screen.
Nor have they forgotten to improve interoperability with other devices in the ecosystem, so that it is now easier to control other devices such as TVs, tablets, computers, or headphones from the control panel. File transfer between devices has been made easier thanks to the so-called “Distributed File System”, and with MeeTime, video calls can be made from any compatible ecosystem device.
System performance has also been improved through new functions. One of them is to load applications and web pages as you scroll, something that Huawei says provides a more agile and smoother experience.
For now, Huawei has not unveiled its plans to update to EMUI 12, and it is unclear which devices will receive the new version. The global version of the new Huawei P50 will likely be responsible for debuting this new version of EMUI in the global market before Huawei begins to distribute the update to the rest of the phones in its catalog.