Huawei has been active in India for quiet sometime with their Honor phones but they brought back their Huawei Smartphones few months back with the launch of P20 Pro and P20 lite. Now, they are all set to bring their first GPU Turbo powered Smartphone in India, that promises enhanced gaming experience.
What is GPU Turbo?
Recently we have seen increased consumer interests in the gaming capabilities of the Smartphone with the advent of hugely popular games like PUBG: mobile and imminent arrival of Fortnite for Android. While some of the competition have addressed the needs with gaming centric Smartphones like Razer and ROG smartphones, Huawei feels the existing users should also have a fair deal when it comes to gaming and hence they worked on GPU Turbo as a software feature. The good thing though is not just the new upcoming Smartphones but many of the existing Smartphones like Huawei P20, P20 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate RS to phones in their Honor sub-brand like the popular ones in India Honor 8 Pro, the Honor 9 Lite, Honor 7X are also expected to get this GPU Turbo feature to drive up the gaming engine.
Huawei claims the GPU Turbo that will boost the efficiency of the GPU by 60 percent and cut down battery consumption by 30 percent, which is pretty awesomeness if it happens. This would enable the Smartphones to run complex mobile games at a higher frame rate, and even with the HDR+ visual effects turned on. The GPU Turbo will also support augmented and virtual reality applications in the upcoming Smartphones powered by it and some of the existing compatible devices.
How does GPU Turbo work?
Huawei has not provided any specifics on how the GPU turbo works but it probably uses hardware-software acceleration in the GPU. Huawei is one of the few Smartphone OEM’s who heavily invests on R&D, I have personally visited their R&D center in Bangalore which is one of the many global centers and probably they came up with some tweaks to accelerate the gaming performance. Will await more information on these from Huawei and will update the article.
Smartphone with GPU Turbo out of the box is coming to India soon.
Yes, Huawei Nova 3 and Nova 3i with GPU Turbo out of the box is expected to launch in India as soon as late July.
List of Huawei / Honor devices to come with the GPU software update
Huawei P20, P20 Pro, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate RS are scheduled to receive the GPU Turbo update in August. In September, the P20 Lite is committed to get the update along side Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro and the P10 Plus. the Huawei Y9, Huawei P Smart, and the Mate 10 Lite are also in the line.
Honor 10 should get the update in August. In fact in China, they have already launched a special edition of the Honor 10 called the Honor 10GT with the GPU Turbo out of the box. Other Honor devices including ones retailing in India like the Honor 7X, Honor 9 lite , Honor 8 Pro, Honor 9i are also expected to get this update in September.
While the Huawei has promised the updates, there could be some delay in the rollout and we will keep you updated on this.]]>