Chinese phone maker Huawei just announced the arrival of a very neat feature on their P30 and Mate series. We’re talking about a mechanical keyboard emulator which up until now was an exclusive of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro’s Mechanical Keyboard Emulator Comes to 9 More Handsets
The mechanical keyboard emulator was created by Huawei in collaboration with Baidu – the Chinese Google – and Cherry – renown manufacturer of switches for mechanical keyboards. Huawei previously claimed that the feature simulates the pressing of a three pin mechanical keyboard switch by Cherry.
The new keyboard is able to create this effect thanks to the low-vibration linear motor equipped on the Mate 30 Pro. Compared to ordinary rotor motors, linear motors have quicker start&stop times as well as faster response times. That coupled with EMUI 10’s software tuning brought a “mechanical-like” typing experience on a smartphone.
If you live in China and you cannot find the option to enable the mechanical keyboard, you can add it manually. All you have to do is open the Huawei app market, search for “Baidu input method Huawei”; download the latest version and install it.
Starting today, you’ll be able to download Huawei Mate 30 Pro’s mechanical keyboard simulator on the Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Pro as well as the Huawei Mate 30 (4G & 5G), Huawei Mate 20, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 X (4G & 5G) and Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche design; for a total of nine handsets. All devices that equip linear motors which means the feature will work as well as the one found on the Mate 30 Pro.
Has any of guys had a chance of trying the feature? Let us know down below!