Honor Play Revolutionary Gaming Phone by Huawei Launched with Amazing New Game Tech
GPU Turbo brings A11 and Snadpragon 845 on their gaming knees
Android Gaming Phones are hot and everyone is doing them. The Razer Phone was the first and worst attempt, however Xiaomi’s Black Shark and this week Asus ROG Phone look pretty bad-ass. Naturally, smartphone and communications Giant Huawei also launched a “Gaming Phone”. Honor Play gaming phone with Amazing New GPU Turbo tech was unveiled yesterday.
Instead of focusing on dual-display, perhipials and fancy LED lights Huawei yet again revolutionize the market by doing better software for their existing hardware. In a press conference, they launched their new Honor Play Gaming Phone with EMUI 8.2, Kirin 970 and the new “GPU Turbo” technology.
Huawei claim, that by optimizing the firmware of the Kirin 970 and graphics API they have managed to not only increase frame rates in heavy 3D Games but also decrease power consumption and frame fluctuation.
Pitted against the mighty Apple iPhone X and A11 chip, Honor Play with GPU Boost managed to deliver better and more stable frame rates and less power consumption. As you can see the difference is not vague at all. We are talking about ~20% improvements across the board. Only by using Kirin 970 with GPU Turbo! As you might have guessed, Huawei are updating all their Kirin 970 and Kirin 659 phones to support GPU Turbo within the next 6 months – Take that Samsung!
Thanks to GPU Turbo, Kirin 970 did better in the King of Glory compared to A11 and Snapdragon 845! Huawei claim, this is due to reducing the overhead between CPU/GPU (something done by Microsoft between DX11 and 12 and heavily emphasized in Vulkan). Another neat trick was dedicating more Threads to the game and optimizing the voltage keeping temps below 35C.
Huawei Honor Play will be available next month. Honor Play specs include – Kirin 970, 4-6GB RAM, EMUI 8.2 and 3750mAh battery starting at $399! Other noteworhy features, are the special screen coating to reduce glare along with better Audio to deliver 4D Sound from your phone. Don’t know about you, but I am more willing to buy the Honor Play than Asus’s probably $1000 ROG Phone which is just too bulky and all cool tech sold seperately.