Published: Thu, July 05, 2018
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Huawei might be making a powerful phone for mobile gamers

Huawei might be making a powerful phone for mobile gamers

For those unfamiliar with Honor the smartphone maker is owned by Huawei, but operates in its own right and recently launched in South Africa with a handful of mid-range devices. 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.

Coming to the hardware specifications the Honor 10 GT is not any different than the P20 Pro as it features a Kirin 970 and its processing capabilities will be aided thanks to 8GB of RAM. Thanks to its latest update, the ARM Mali-G72 MP12 GPU will be finally put to use to create remarkable night pictures that reportedly reaches the level of the P20 and P20 Pro. The expected launch date is 27 July and the handset will cost more than the Honor 10, which has an approximate (overseas) price of about R5,400.

The 6 GB variant now goes for CNY2,599 (less than $390/€340), so the more powerful one should be slightly higher than that. As far as battery life goes, the Honor 10 GT should provide plenty with its 3,400mAh capacity. The dual-SIM phone sports a a 5.84-inch fullHD+ FullView display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 1080×2160 pixel resolution. The front camera also comes with face unlock support which can quickly unlock the device.

Otherwise, it's the same as the standard Honor 10.


The smartphone will be powered by a Kirin 970 SoC and will be enabled with Honor's GPU Turbo technology out-of-box. The back of the device houses the horizontal dual rear cameras with 16-megapixel and 24-megapixel sensors respectively.

If Huawei is to be believed, the Chinese smartphone giant is about to seriously buck this trend with something it's calling GPU Turbo. As per reports, the GPU Turbo feature will be rolled out for the Honor 10 starting from July 15 and the AIS feature will be available by July end or early August.

Below the screen of the phone, there is a fingerprint scanner mounted on the capacitive home button.

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