Huawei's EMUI 9.0 to debut on the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro with additional AI features

Huawei's EMUI 9.0 to debut on the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro with additional AI features
Last month, Huawei introduced its latest Android skin; EMUI 9.0 is based on Android 9 Pie, and will make its debut with the release of the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Later, EMUI 9.0 will be rolled out to the P20, P20 Pro, Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. The skin features plenty of AI capabilities. For example, point the camera on your Huawei phone at a landmark, your lunch, or certain works of art and according to the company, the phone will identify them. This is part of Huawei's HiVision platform.

HiVision will allow you to obtain a calorie count of the food that is on your plate, simply by focusing the camera on the meal. Point the camera at words written in a foreign language, and they will be translated in front of your eyes. And with HiTouch, items you look at through the snapper can be identified. If applicable, shopping links will appear allowing you to quickly purchase the item online.

The company says that with EMUI 9.0, apps open up 102 milliseconds quicker. The new skin is 25.9% more responsive, and with GPU Turbo 2.0, touch latency is reduced by 36%. Game players will love that. While playing a graphics intensive title, GPU Turbo 2.0 will also reduce the temperature of a device by as much as 3.6 degrees Celsius (38.5 degrees Fahrenheit). And those worried about smartphone addiction can use the Digital Balance feature that measures phone and app usage, similar to Google's Digital Wellbeing app for Android 9 Pie.

Check out some of the features on EMUI 9.0 by tapping on the slideshow below.

Related phones

Mate 20
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2244 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4000 mAh
Mate 20 Pro
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh



1. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

I think this has been the biggest smartphone launch since the Galaxy s3 in 2012. The W's are just too much to handle. Lol

2. surethom

Posts: 1731; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Hope this Finally fixis ok Google as it does not work for most on the Huawei mate 10 pro?

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22522; Member since: May 28, 2014

Huawei has launched an amazing product in the Mate 20 lineup. Easily the best smartphone lineup of the year so far, hands down. On a side note, will some of Huawei's "Lite" models like the Mate 20 Lite, P20 Lite, etc be treated to Android Pie/EMUI 9 as well? I'm almost certain that they will, but I'd like some confirmation on this.

4. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

if the s10 fails, i might move to huawei. they phones are top notch (no pun intended)

5. Shi.O

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Become more and more like iOS. China!


Posts: 467; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I seen the font in the camera app and was thinking wtf were they thinking. It looks like a 90's computer.

7. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

The problem with EMUI is "power genius", killing apps too aggressively and annoying feature reducing screen brightness to lowest and screen time to 30 sec after certain times. Also must use pin every 3 days. Damn annoying!

9. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

All of these things can be turned off or set up to however you like it. Just go into the settings it's all there.

8. P20prouser

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 10, 2018

Im waiting these on P20pro, my first Huawei phone didnt fail be. If i only waited for at least a month before buying mine but still i love the monochrome combination with RGB 40 mp lens.

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