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Huawei releases GPU Turbo update schedule for its range of smartphones

The update process will complete by November.

  • Published: July 17, 2018 12:11 PM IST
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Huawei introduced GPU Turbo technology with its sub-brand Honor, and the Honor 10 GT is the first smartphone to feature it. The technology is designed to improve the performance of apps and graphic intensive games, Huawei said. Now, while the technology will be included as a part of the upcoming Huawei and Honor smartphones, the company will also be making the technology available on a range of old smartphones too.

Now, along with the device names, Huawei has revealed the timeline for the update (via Android Authority). To begin with, the Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate RS, P20 and P20 Pro will be first line of devices to get the update in August. The update will be rolled out in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific region. The P20 Lite will also be updated in the same regions, but at a later date in September.

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Next, will be the Mate 10 Lite, Nova 2i, Y9 2018 and P Smart in September, and the update will be released in all markets. Lastly, the Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, P10 and P10 Plus will also be updated across all markets in November 2018, which is also when the update schedule will be completed.

Coming back to GPU Turbo technology, Huawei says it has optimized the system resource management for improving the efficiency of graphics processing by “up to 60 percent” while reducing the power consumption “by 30 percent.” In theory, the aim is to make games run smoother while consuming less battery. However, we will have to wait until August to see the results for ourselves.

To begin with, PUBG Mobile and MOBA Mobile Legends: Bang Bang will initially support the GPU Turbo mode, and more titles will be announced in the future.

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  • Published Date: July 17, 2018 12:11 PM IST