Huawei debuted a GPU Turbo Mode, a graphics processing acceleration technology, on the recently announced Honor Play smartphone, and also promised that it will soon be available on other Huawei and Honor smartphones.

Following the GPU Turbo Mode’s arrival on the Honor 10 with an EMUI beta update last week, Huawei has now revealed the complete list of all devices that are set to the receive the feature, alongside the rollout schedule and region wise availability. At a recent event in China, Huawei also gave a demo on the improvements in graphics processing brought by the GPU Turbo mode.

As per the release schedule, Huawei’s flagship devices such as the Mate 10 and the P20 Pro are the first in line to receive the GPU Turbo update in August. This will be followed by a wider rollout for the older generation of Huawei and Honor flagships as well as a few mid-range smartphones in September, however regional availability varies.

GPU Turbo Rollout Schedule For Huawei Smartphones:

DeviceRegional AvailabilitySchedule
Huawei P20 and P20 ProEurope, Russia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, AfricaAugust 2018
Huawei Mate 10, Mate Pro, Mate RSEurope, Russia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, AfricaAugust 2018
Huawei P20 LiteEurope, Asia Pacific, Middle East, AfricaSeptember 2018
Huawei P SmartAll MarketsSeptember 2018
Huawei Nova 2i, Mate 10 LiteAll MarketsSeptember 2018
Huawei Y9 2018All MarketsSeptember 2018
Huawei Mate 9All MarketsNovember 2018
Huawei Mate 9 ProAll MarketsNovember 2018
Huawei P10 PlusAll MarketsNovember 2018
Huawei P10All MarketsNovember 2018

GPU Turbo Rollout Schedule For Honor Smartphones:

DeviceRegional AvailabilitySchedule
Honor 10Europe, Russia, Asia Pacific, India, Middle EastAugust 2018
Honor 9 LiteEurope, Russia, Asia Pacific, India, Middle EastSeptember 2018
Honor V10Europe, Russia, Asia Pacific, India, Middle EastSeptember 2018
Honor 7XAll MarketsSeptember 2018
Honor 8 ProAll MarketsNovember 2018
Honor 9All MarketsNovember 2018

What Is GPU Turbo?

GPU Turbo is a graphics processing acceleration technology which combines a smartphone’s software and hardware resources to optimize the performance for graphics-intensive tasks like gaming. Although GPU Turbo is a new feature, Huawei claims that it will also benefit previous generation smartphones with older hardware.

The company claims that GPU Turbo improves graphics quality, even if a game does not support HDR visuals. It should also result in a more stable gaming experience as the traditional graphics processing framework is run at a lower layer system. GPU Turbo boosts graphics processing efficiency by up to 60% while reducing the SoC energy consumption by up to 30%, and will also support AR and VR applications in the future.