Huawei is Updating More Phones With GPU Turbo Technology

Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, has launched a “very scary technology”, called GPU Turbo alongside its recent flagship Honor Play.

This tech was unveiled by Yu Chengdong at the Honor Play Conference. It can significantly increase the graphical performance of all smartphones and will be made available to Huawei and Honor’s lineup soon. The best part? Its not just for flagships, midrangers and entry-level devices can also get turbocharged using GPU Turbo.


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The official figures, measured on Honor Play, show that it can reduce SoC power consumption by 30% and improve graphical performance by 30%. Huawei claims that Honor Play, that comes much cheaper than the Mi 8 and uses GPU Turbo, can perform 2x better in terms of graphical performance.

GPU Turbo Devices

GPU Turbo increase framerates in games and allows smartphones to provide stable performance throughout. Alongside better visuals and HDR, this technology has proven to help budget devices run demanding applications with ease.

This feature is Huawei-exclusive, the company will soon roll it out to other devices as well. According to sources, these devices will get this feature soon,

  • Mate Series
  • P Series
  • Honor V10
  • Honor 10
  • Honor 9i

Some other devices will get the beta version, and owners of the following devices can test the feature out,

  • Honor 9
  • Honor V9
  • Honor Play 7X
  • Honor 9 Youth Edition

All of the aforementioned devices will receive an OTA update in August this year. GPU Turbo supports both midrange and high-end Kirin processors by Huawei, including the 960/970 flagship SoC and even the Kirin 659.


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