Published: Thu, July 05, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Huawei shares updated schedule of GPU Turbo rollout

Huawei shares updated schedule of GPU Turbo rollout

Chinese handset maker Huawei has introduced Honor 10 GT, the company's first smartphone with 8GB RAM.

In terms of performance, it is powered by an octa core Huawei Kirin 970 SoC coupled with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. According to Huawei, GPU Turbo will boost the gaming efficiency of Huawei's Kirin chips by 60 percent, while also cutting battery consumption by a third.

Huawei launched Honor has launched Honor 10 GT and V10 GT (Honor View 10) in China. One of the main additions to the phone is of the GPU Turbo. The pricing of the Honor 10 GT is not yet known. This function will get some Huawei phones including P20 Pro, the update which will come in the next two months.

The biggest highlight of this device will be the latest GPU Turbo and tripod-free Night Mode update, which was missing in the base model.

Although the price of Honor 10 GT has not been announced yet, reports suggest that consumers can expect a hike of few thousand rupees from the Honor 10 (6GB RAM variant) that costs Rs. 32,999 in India. At the front, it boasts a 24-megapixel camera.

The Honor 10 GT borrows all the other specs from the regular version of Honor 10.

On the optical front, the smartphone comes with a dual camera setup comprising a 16MP (RGB) primary camera with an LED flash, and a secondary 24MP (Monochrome) rear camera, f/1.8 aperture, depth focus, PDAF, CAF. However, now the company seems to be getting ready to launch a more powerful version of the smartphone, dubbed as the Honor 10 GT.

It has a 5.84 inch display with a 19:9 ratio and a Kirin 970 chipset with AI features, all of which are pretty much identical specs to the Honor 10. Below the screen of the phone is a fingerprint scanner enabled capacitive home button.

While the Honor 10 GT won't be rivaling the likes of the Razer Phone, Xiaomi's Black Shark, or the upcoming Asus ROG Phone, it's release is yet another sign that phones built for and marketed towards gamers are on the rise. It still uses EMUI 8.1 on top of Android Oreo straight out of the box.

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