EMUI 9.1 : What’s New + How To Get This New Mobile OS!

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EMUI 9.1 is latest operating system for HUAWEI smartphones. It will not just power future HUAWEI smartphones, it will be offered as an upgrade for existing devices!

Despite its name, EMUI 9.1 is a major upgrade. Here is our guide on the SEVEN new features that EMUI 9.1 will introduce.

We will also share with you what new features will be available in which model, and when and how to get EMUI 9.1!

EMUI 9.1 : What's New + Great In HUAWEI's New Mobile OS!

Updated @ 2019-07-17 : Added more details, including new HUAWEI models that will receive the EMUI 9.1 upgrade.

Updated @ 2019-06-28 : Added details of the Moon Mode, feature availability, and a new list of models that will receive EMUI 9.1

Originally posted @ 2019-06-25


EMUI 9.1 Feature #1 : New EROFS File System

Availability : All upgraded models, except HUAWEI Y9 (2018) and HUAWEI nova 3e.

EMUI 9.1 introduces a new EROFS (Extendable Read-Only File System) file system, to replace the F2FS (Flash-Friendly File System).

It promises to deliver better random read performance, and more storage space, through better file compression. In addition, its read-only design offers better protection for system files.

EROFS file system performance


EMUI 9.1 Feature #2 : GPU Turbo 3.0

Availability : All upgraded models

This new version of GPU Turbo now supports 25 of the most popular mobile games – up from just 6 games previously.

GPU Turbo 3.0 will also reduce power consumption by up to 10%, while optimising system performance for a better gaming performance.

GPU Turbo 3.0


EMUI 9.1 Feature #3 : HUAWEI AR Measure

Availability : Only models with ToF camera, like the HUAWEI P30 Pro and HONOR View20

EMUI 9.1 adds a new AR Measure app, which lets you accurately measure length, total area and volume using your HUAWEI smartphone’s ToF camera.

It also uses the built-in Face Recognition technology to measure the height of a person, by scanning him/her from head to toe!


EMUI 9.1 Feature #4 : HUAWEI OneTap Share

Availability : Only HUAWEI Mate and P series

HUAWEI OneTap Share is an improved version of the HUAWEI Share app.

It lets you easily copy and paste between devices. You can also send photos, videos and documents from your HUAWEI smartphone to your computer with a simple tap.

And it is fast – it takes only 35 seconds to send 1GB of data wirelessly to a different device or computer!

On top of that, it works as a quick game recording app. Just shake and touch your HUAWEI smartphone to your computer while you’re playing a game, and it will automatically record a 60-second video!


EMUI 9.1 Feature #5 : Improved HUAWEI Vlog

Availability : Only Mate series, P series, Nova 4 and Nova 3

The HUAWEI Vlog app has been improved with new features and effects, and will make it easier for you to edit your videos and share them with one tap.

Its Highlight feature will automatically edit your videos with dramatic filters, with the option to apply special speed effects and background music.



EMUI 9.1 Feature #6 : Video Ringtone

Availability : All upgraded models

You will now be able to use a video clip for your ringtone. This will give you both animation and new sound effects for your incoming calls!

HUAWEI Video Ringtone for EMUI 9.1


EMUI 9.1 Feature #7 : Moon Mode

Availability : Only Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20X

Powered by AI algorithms, the new Moon Mode will help the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X smartphones take better photos of the moon, by recognising and optimising details in the photo.

HUAWEI Moon Mode


EMUI 9.1 Upgrade Availability Updated!

Here is the updated EMUI 9.1 upgrade schedule :

From 12 June 2019 onwards :

  • HUAWEI Nova 3e
  • HUAWEI Y9 (2018)

From 27 June 2019 onwards :

  • HUAWEI Mate 20
  • HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro
  • HUAWEI Mate 20 X
  • HUAWEI Mate 20 RS Porsche Design

From July 2019 onwards :

  • HUAWEI P20
  • HUAWEI P20 Pro
  • HUAWEI nova 3
  • HUAWEI nova 3i
  • HUAWEI nova 4
  • HUAWEI nova 4e
  • HUAWEI Mate 10
  • HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro
  • HUAWEI Mate 10 RS Porsche Design
  • HUAWEI Mate 9
  • HUAWEI Mate 9 Pro
  • HUAWEI Mate 9 RS Porsche Design
  • HUAWEI Y9 (2019)

From August 2019 onwards :

  • HUAWEI Mate RS
  • HUAWEI P10
  • HUAWEI P10 Plus
  • HUAWEI Mate 9
  • HUAWEI Mate 20 Lite
  • HUAWEI P30 Lite
  • HUAWEI Psmart 2019
  • HUAWEI Y6 Pro (2019)
  • HUAWEI Y5 (2019)

The dates above may be subject to change, but they are indicative of what models will receive the EMUI 9.1 update, and roughly when they will receive it.

The updated dates and list of supported devices will be posted at the bottom of this HUAWEI page.

EMUI 9.1 promo


How To Get The EMUI 9.1 Upgrade!

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If your smartphone is in the list above, open the HiCare app, and click on ‘Apply’ to sign up for the new EMUI 9.1 experience!

Once the update is available for your device, you can open the HiCare app, click on Update and then Download.

If your smartphone is not in the list, you can upgrade to the latest HUAWEI smartphones, which are being offered at great prices!


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