Huawei’s range of Android devices are, for the most part, already pretty damned quick, but with a coming update, the company is promising significantly improved performance across many of its smartphones.
Overnight, news spread of a “GPU Turbo” update for many phones from the P20 Pro to the Mate 10, through to many mid-range devices also. The update accelerates performance especially in gaming with a boost of up to 60%. It claims to do this by optimising system utilisation of software and hardware resources.
Precisely what this means is unclear, but the results – if they deliver – will speak for themselves. At launch, the GPU Turbo update will support only a few titles, including the popular PUBG Mobile and Legends: Big Bang. More titles will be coming soon.
Huawei will update the Mate 10 and P20 families in August, with the GPU Turbo update heading out to the Mate 10 Lite, Nova 2i, P Smart, P20 Lite, and Y9 2018 in September, with the Mate 9/Pro and P10 series following in November.
GPU Turbo is able to accelerate performance by optimizing system utilization of software and hardware resources. GPU Turbo will raise the bar for GPU performance across Huawei smartphones, beginning with the HUAWEI Mate 10 and P20 Series in August. With GPU Turbo installed, graphics processing efficiency is improved by up to 60 percent while overall SoC power consumption is saved by 30 percent. This is beneficial since graphically demanding operations typically consume battery quickly.
This update exemplifies how Huawei addresses customer pain points through innovation. The improvement will be felt widely when playing graphically intense games. GPU Turbo will initially support PUBG MOBILE and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, two leading multiplayer titles, each with millions of active users. Support for additional games will be announced at a later date.