Honor has today announces that GPU Turbo, a revolutionary graphics processing acceleration technology, which will become available on the Honor 10 smartphone from 30th July 2018. With hardware-software integration, GPU Turbo dramatically increases the graphics processing efficiency of mobile phones, providing users with a smoother and faster mobile experience.

The increasing popularity of Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games and technologies like AR (Augmented Reality), VR (Virtual Reality) and image rendering places heavy demands on the graphics processing capability of today’s smartphones. GPUs (graphic processing units) for mobile platforms are increasingly facing a series of technical constraints in areas such as storage, heat dissipation and energy consumption. These factors make it challenging for smartphone developers to cope with the upsurge of demand for mobile graphics processing.

As a result, Honor is launching the GPU Turbo update, with beta testers recruited at the start of July with the aim for the beta version to go live from 15th July. The GPU Turbo update will raise the efficiency of graphic processing by 60% and will introduce a 30% reduction of the SoC (System on Chip) energy consumption, the combination of which will drastically improve the overall user experience. Honor devices can achieve outstanding graphics quality with the GPU Turbo update even if the mobile game application does not support HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging thanks to its rendering ability.

“We’re thrilled to have achieved this ground-breaking technological breakthrough as we want our user experience to be as smooth as possible across all our devices,” said Michael Pan, President of Honor Western Europe Region. “This GPU Turbo update is set to revolutionise the way Honor devices are used, especially when it comes to mobile gaming, AR and VR applications.”

The GPU Turbo update will benefit mobile games that demand high graphics processing efficiency, enhancing the speed and optimising users’ gaming experience dramatically. GPU Turbo will become the core capability of Honor smartphones, resulting in a close integration between smartphone hardware and EMUI software, as well as a smoother top layer graphics application. In addition, GPU Turbo will be able to support future AR and VR innovations in fields such as virtual teaching, online shopping and telemedicine, creating the best visual experience for users.

The GPU Turbo update will be introduced to the Honor 10 on 30th July, although the beta version will be available earlier in the month (15th July) to select Honor 10 users. This will further optimise Honor’s latest flagship phone, which already boasts unrivalled AI-powered photography and premium smartphone features at a competitive price.

The GPU Turbo update will gradually be applied to other popular Honor smartphones, such as the Honor View10 and the Honor 9 Lite, to ensure that all users benefit from the latest optimised phone technology over the next few months.