Recently, Honor launched the Honor Play and Honor 9i (2018) smartphones in China. Along with these two new smartphones, the company released the ‘GPU Turbo’ technology. According to the company, the smartphones with GPU Turbo can improve the graphics processing capabilities and reduces the power consumption. With the GPU Turbo, the graphics processing efficiency can be increased by up to 60% and power consumption reduces by 30%.
As these improvements can be achieved with the optimizations on the hardware and software front, the Huawei and Honor smartphones powered Kirin processors can only be benefitted. During the announcement, the company mentioned the earlier launched Honor and Huawei smartphones will receive the GPU Turbo feature through OTA update. Now, the leaked images reveal the list of smartphones to get the GPU Turbo features and time frame for the OTA update.
Talking about the Kirin 970-powered smartphones, the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, Mate RS, Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Honor 10, and Honor V10 will get the update from August. The above mentioned Huawei devices in Europe, Russia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa markets will only get the OTA update. Coming to the Honor devices, India will be replacing Africa from the above list. The previous flagship devices in all markets will be getting the update from November 2018.
The list of previous flagship devices includes Honor 9, Honor 8 Pro, Huawei P10, P10 Plus, Mate 9, and Mate 9 Pro. Even the Kirin 659-powered devices like Honor 7X, Honor 9 Lite, Huawei Y9 2018, Nova 2i, Mate 10 Lite are also eligible to get the GPU Turbo update. These devices will start receiving the update from September. Interestingly, a few devices in selected markets are left out from receiving the updates.
Apart from the company claims about the performance boost by GPU Turbo technology, we haven’t had any first-hand experience. Let’s wait for the Honor and Huawei smartphones in India to get the GPU Turbo update. Apart from the performance boost, this new technology is also mentioned to offer HDR-like game effects even with the non-HDR games. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!