Honor just introduced the new smartphone called the Honor Play, yet another gaming-specific smartphone. We first have the Razer Phone, then the Xiaomi Black Shark and followed by the ROG Phone. The Honor 10 introduces one feature that differentiates itself from others – GPU Turbo.

Honor claims that it has a “revolutionary graphics processing acceleration technology” that can only be done with its hardware-software integration. GPU Turbo promises to increase graphics processing efficiency of mobile phones.

We’re thrilled to achieve this technology breakthrough as Honor has been strived to provide the best user experience to our global customers. With this GPU Turbo, we are confident that we can highly improve our market advantages by significantly enhancing our graphics processing efficiency and offering the impeccable mobile experience.

– George Zhao, President of Honor

It reconstructs the traditional graphics processing framework at the lower layer system, greatly improving the user experience. After the exploration and accumulation in the field of graphic processing, Huawei and Honor have achieved a key technological breakthrough of improving graphics processing efficiency by 60% while reducing the SoC energy consumption by 30%. With lower energy consumption comes better battery lifespan and longevity too.

In addition, with greater rendering ability, Honor devices can achieve outstanding graphics quality with GPU Turbo, even if the mobile game application does not support HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging.

GPU Turbo will benefit mobile games that demand high graphics processing efficiency, enhancing the speed and optimizing users’ gaming experience dramatically.

GPU Turbo will become the core capability of Honor smartphones, resulting in an excellent integration between smartphone hardware and EMUI software, as well as a smoother top layer graphics application. In addition, GPU Turbo can support AR and VR in the future and can be applied in the sectors including virtual teaching, online shopping and telemedicine to create the best visual experience for users.

GPU Turbo will be firstly introduced to Honor Play, launched today in Beijing. It will be gradually applied in other popular Honor smartphones, such as the Honor 10, Honor View10, Honor 9 Lite and Honor 7X. The technology will also be opened to worldwide Honor users.

Honor 9 Lite
Even mid-rangers like Honor 9 Lite will get GPU Turbo!