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Huawei's EMUI 9.1 update will be available in Singapore from 27 June

By Marcus Wong - on 6 Jul 2019, 9:35am

Huawei's EMUI 9.1 update will be available in Singapore from 27 June

Note: This article was first published on 27 June 2019.

Huawei has just announced that the update to EMUI 9.1 will be coming to Singapore users from 27th June. If you're on a Mate 20 series, P20 series or Nova 3 series user, that means you'll be able to move up to Huawei's new custom interface and enjoy new features depending on your phone model in June and July respectively. Mate RS, P10, and P10 Plus users will also get upgrades, but that will come later in August.

  • All updated handsets will get Incoming caller video and GPU Turbo 3.0.
  • Mate and P series will get Huawei Share OneHop.
  • Only the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20X will get Moon Mode.
  • Mate series, P series, Nova 4 and Nova 3 phones will get Huawei Vlog.
  • All series except Y9 2018 and Nova 3e will get EROFS.

Here's what the feature upgrades will do:

  • Incoming caller video allows you to have a video playing when you get a call instead of the usual ringtone. 
  • GPU Turbo 3.0 offers an improved gaming experience. 19 new international games have been added, making it a total of 25 games that offer a better experience with higher frame rate and lower power consumption.
  • Phone Clone now works faster and more accurately.
  • Huawei Vlog offers new features and effects for one-click edits. Highlight videos are automatically edited with dramatic filters with the option to apply special speed effects and background music. 
  • Huawei Share OneHop allows for file transfer between Huawei MateBook and Huawei flagship phones on a single tap. Available to flagship series including the Mate 20, P20, Mate 10, P10 and P9 series.

The new OS will also bring the performance upgrades listed below:

  • Faster launch time with improved launch speeds for the most popular apps on the market. It includes improved features in WeChat for QR code scanning, large picture loading, shooting and sharing pictures.
  • New EROFS (Extendable Read-Only file system) provides an increase of 20% read speed than the EXT4 file system. It ensures that the system has a better performance. The read-only memory design also isolates outside interference for added security in your system files.
  • There will also be "illustrated functionality" that provides instructions and descriptions in an more engaging way.