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Your P30 Pro is finally getting some of the P40 Pro's best features

If you own a P30 Pro, there’s some incredible news coming this month. Huawei has confirmed plans to bring its EMUI 10.1 software to these devices, bringing features that were, until now, only available on the latest P40 Pro. That could save P30 Pro who desperately want the latest and greatest from Huawei a hefty bill to upgrade to the latest hardware.

There’s a number of bonus additions in this update including new gesture controls, better voice commands and the introduction of MeeTime, which Huawei boasts is the powerful all-scenario video calling application.

EMUI 10.1 will be rolling out throughout this month on a swathe of devices including the P30 range, Mate 20 and MatePad Pro.

Here Are All Of The Compatible Devices Getting EMUI 10.1 ~

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HUAWEI P30, HUAWEI P30 Pro, HUAWEI Mate 20, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 20 RS, HUAWEI Mate 20 X, HUAWEI Mate 20 X (5G), HUAWEI nova 5T, HUAWEI Mate Xs, HUAWEI P40 lite, HUAWEI nova 7i, HUAWEI Mate 30, HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro, HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G, HUAWEI MatePad Pro and HUAWEI MediaPad M6 10.8″.

If you have one of these devices in your pocket then here’s a full list of features coming to your phone very soon.

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Changes in UI

With EMUI10, Huawei launched Always on Display with vibrant colours that reflected the changing hues of the sky.

Now EMUI 10.1 presents 3D Rendered Always-on Display that separates digital figures from the background in a multi-layer construct, offering a three-dimensional experience to the user.

Users will also see three new fingerprint unlock animations on EMUI 10.1. Which Huawei says have been inspired by the elements of the earth.

Another nice change is Multi-Window functionality. Users simply swipe inwards from either side to bring out a sidebar from which apps can be dragged out.

Users can then work on two apps simultaneously – drag and drop images, text, and files from one to the other on the very same window.

Besides, floating notifications make it easy to respond to messages without having to exit from the current app.


HUAWEI’S MeeTime is the latest video calling application. Among its many capabilities is full HD video calling up to 1080p between Huawei devices, while Huawei’s Facial Recognition technology ensures subject clarity in low light conditions, the Super Resolution algorithm compensates for low-image quality even when the signal reception is poor.

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With this application, users can also share their screens with one another and mark-up areas should the need arise during a discussion.

Huawei Share

Huawei Share has now been improved. Originally introduced to enable high-speed data transmissions between smartphones and PCs, this feature can now facilitate transfers between 1+8 devices including smartphones, PC, smart speakers, tablets, and more.

Multi-Screen Collaboration

EMUI 10.1 brings enhanced capabilities to this application such as picking up audio or video calls on PC, using PC applications to open files and hyperlinks on the smartphone, or even using the phone’s cellular internet connectivity on the PC with a single tap. This seamless collaboration between screens will enhance the productivity and efficiency of users, especially in an office set up.

Cross-Device Photo Gallery

Huawei’s distributed ecosystem allows users to access images across platforms through the Cross-Device Photo Gallery. For instance, if a user has a few images on their smartphone and a few others on their laptop, this cross-device connectivity will help them browse and search through all the files on one screen, provided they are connected to the same Wi-Fi AP network and logged into the same HUAWEI ID. Cross-Device Photo Gallery is now available in the EU region and will soon be supported in more countries.


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