Good news, Huawei smartphone users! Some of the more recent handsets, such as the Huawei P20, Mate 10 and Mate RS – just to name a few, will be receiving a free GPU Turbo update that will give the handsets a significant graphical boosts. We do not know how it works, but according to Huawei, the GPU Turbo is akin to how turbocharger in a car works (presumably, a boost that kicks in only upon the demanded by an app, or certain threshold), which will “able to accelerate performance by optimizing system utilization of software and hardware resources.”
With the update, which will is slated to roll out in starting August 2018, it will not only pushed the graphics processing by a good 60 percent, but it will also see the device achieving 30 percent less in power consumption. The result? Eye-watering graphics performance that will not compromise battery life, but also give the device more endurance. Sounds like a fantasy? Perhaps. I cannot fathom how this can be achieved because, usually, better graphics would mean crazy battery drain.
Anywho, like many instances of software updates/tweaks, the soon-to-roll out GPU Turbo is only as good if Huawei worked with developers to taken advantage of the performance boost, i.e. to optimize the game for GPU Turbo. Speaking of which, out-of-the-box, users will be able to see the improve in graphics performance taking effect in current popular mobile game titles like PUBG Mobile and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.
GPU software update like such is an unusual move by the China handset maker, especially now that handset makers are more keen in getting new handsets out of the factory doors than offering such tweaks that could potentially extend the shelf life of the hardware. It is a good move nevertheless, but as always, I am not such a huge fan of software-optimized improvement. I have made my stand clear with the rumored Google Pixel 3 and I will stand by my believe. In any case, here are the details of the handsets that will be getting the GPU Turbo update:
|Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate RS||August 2018||Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Russia|
|Huawei P20 and P20 Pro||August 2018||Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Russia|
|Huawei Mate 10 Lite||September 2018||All markets|
|Huawei Nova 2i||September 2018||All markets|
|Huawei P Smart||September 2018||All markets|
|Huawei P20 Lite||September 2018||Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East|
|Huawei Y9 (2018)||September 2018||All markets|
|Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro||November 2018||All markets|
|Huawei P10 and P10 Plus||November 2018||All markets|
Source: Android Central.