Huawei finally unveiled its "scary technology"

07 June 2018
As expected, Huawei unveiled the new Honor Play smartphone and the acclaimed technology, which is expected to be a breakthrough in the smartphone industry. Many speculated that the technology, described by the company's management as "scary", would actually turn out to be the company's own Kirin OS. Unfortunately or fortunately, these speculations were not confirmed. The revolutionary technology, in which Huawei has invested about $10 billion, was called GPU Turbo. As the name suggests, it is a GPU gas pedal. According to the company, the new technology will significantly improve the performance of smartphones in games and other tasks. If we believe the published information, Huawei has not only managed to increase the performance of the GPU by 60%, but also to reduce power consumption by 30%. The company's representatives also said that the technology will work in virtual and augmented reality applications and will be able to display video with HDR even in cases where its support is not provided.As for Honor Play, which will be the first to support the new technology, the smartphone can boast of flagship features for a relatively low cost. So, at its core is the SoC Kirin 970, the amount of RAM is 4 or 6 GB, depending on the configuration, and the internal memory is 64 GB, expandable with microSD-cards. The smartphone has a 6.3-inch display with Full HD+ resolution. But the cameras were relatively modest - the main has two sensors for 16 and 2 megapixels, and the front - one, for 16 megapixels. The device retained the headphone jack, and also received a USB-C port and NFC module. The battery capacity is 3,750 mAh. At the same time, the size of the device is 157.9 x 74.3 x 7.8 mm at a weight of 176 g. It is still difficult to say whether the GPU Turbo technology will be as revolutionary as described by the manufacturer. More accurate information about the novelty will appear only after the launch of sales of the first smartphone with its support - Honor Play. The gadget will enter the market on June 11 this year at a price of $310 or $375, depending on the amount of RAM. For now one thing is certain: to personally try out the benefits of GPU Turbo, you do not need to buy Honor Play. Support for the new technology will soon appear on the company's already released gadgets, including Honor 10, Honor View10, Honor 9 Lite and Honor 7X. Perhaps this list will be supplemented with older models over time. On the other hand, it is not yet clear whether this technology will appear on Huawei branded smartphones.