A couple of months ago, Huawei made a furor by launching the GPU Turbo graphics acceleration technology. Due to it a smartphone’s graphics processing efficiency can increase by 60%, the power consumption can reduce by 30%, etc. Other manufacturers work hard to improve the performance of their phone by 10%. But Huawei comes and announces something better can be done at the software level. Currently, many Huawei smartphones are getting their portion of an OTA update that will enable this feature. However, the first model coming with it pre-installed was the Honor Play. As the name suggests, it has been designed for gaming purposes. But unlike other phones from this niche, the Play costs way less. At this moment, our protagonist is offered at $279.99.
The Honor Play is packed with a 6.3-inch full-screen, which comes with a notch, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, and a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood, it carries a Kirin 970 chip. So as the Kirin 980 has not been launched yet, this is the best SoC of Huawei. It is also paired with a 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a 3750mAh battery. On the back, it carries a 16MP+2MP dual-camera supporting AI, while a 16MP shooter is placed on the back.
However, no matter how you slice it, the selling point of the Honor Play is the GPU Turbo technology. Using this feature, the company has been promoting the Honor Play as a game phone. But it will be fairer to say the Play is a budget-friendly handset for gaming purposes, in which software plays the main role.
As for GPU Turbo itself, it is a revolutionary graphics processing acceleration technology. It achieves a great improvement in graphics processing efficiency and reduces power consumption through the optimization of software and hardware. Yu Chengdong stated that GPU Turbo broke through the processing bottleneck between the EMUI operating system and the hardware, achieving a great improvement in the graphics processing efficiency of the entire system.