Huawei’s online-first sub-brand Honor has seen considerable success in India, and is among the most popular brands online. And while its products are largely focused on the affordable and mid-range segments, Honor does bring some of its high-end offerings to India as well. Buyers who invested in Honor early on will be happy to know that the company has just issued a software update for one of its flagship devices from 2017, the Honor 8 Pro. Also Read - iQOO Z5 5G launched globally, slated to launch in India on September 27Also Read - Microsoft Surface Duo 2 in-pics: Closer look at the world's slimmest 5G device, that folds too
The latest update, reported on by The Android Soul, brings a much talked about feature from Huawei and Honor to the Honor 8 Pro: GPU Turbo. The software implementation allows the smartphone to boost performance while reducing battery consumption when using compatible apps and games. GPU Turbo is said to work with PUBG Mobile and a handful of other games currently. Also Read - Microsoft Surface Duo 2 launched, gets major upgrades over the original Duo
Apart from this, the update is also bringing the ability to record calls directly through the UI, a fix for an issue regarding the data APN and other fixes. The update is said to be 878MB in size and is based on EMUI 8.0, which is itself built on top of Android 8.0 Oreo.
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Launched in April 2017, the Honor 8 Pro retailed at Rs 29,999 initially and was available till a few months ago at Rs 19,999. The phone runs the HiSilicon Kirin 960 SoC, with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It was launched to take on the OnePlus 3T, which was sold at a similar price back in April 2017. The Honor 8 Pro sports a 5.7-inch QHD-resolution screen, a dual-camera setup at the back, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 4,000mAh battery. Although launched on Android Nougat, it has since received an update to Android Oreo.