The most crucial feature may be the GPU Turbo. According to Honor, this will "increase the operating system" and "expand battery usage." No matter how it will do it, it is not clear. Honor says it's "hardware software integration" – but it's all about optimizing how to play on your phone. The company claims that the graphics process is 60 percent more efficient than competitors, and reduces energy consumption by up to 30 percent. This should lead to "almost full frame rates" and more stability when you hammer play with such as PUBG Mobile . (GPU Turbo will also come to Ære's latest family of phones in the coming months.)
Behind it all is the Huawei Kirin 970 chip, a powerful, but increasingly older processor, powered by Huawei's newer major phones like P20 Pro . There is also plenty of RAM (4GB) and 64GB of storage space from get-go. Honor also claims that its ultrasonic gaming mode at Play is capable of pushing out a full season with a TV show bingeing on just one charge ̵
In addition to the processor and power management, the Play packages in an AI 3D surround audio feature – but only for PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9 and Mobile Legends . A more remarkable audio specification is the inclusion of 3.5mm headphone ports – there is an increasing rarity among new phones.
As the vibratory feature of Sony's Xperia XZ2 – which fought to make a relevant use for it – "4D Smart Shock" will send rich vibration feedback to players, especially for what's going on in the game. For now, only PUBG Mobile is supported, but the width is impressive, driving the spectrum from a fire through fire extinguish, grenade explosions, damage, hailers, snipers and more.
The rest of the phone sounds capable, but not earthquake. Dual lens camera on the backside is made of a single 16 megapixel, f / 2.0 camera with a secondary depth sensor 2 megapixel sensor – just like the Honor 7X. The Play also lends AI image expertise from the Honor stack, which reduces camera shake, improves low light performance and adds a handful of AI boosted photo modes depending on what you shoot.
The game claims to be a phone for players, but it's one for mobile players. Many of the features will lure me more if they were available in multiple games. Android has an ever richer game directory – PUBG and Asphalt 9 is just a part of it. Critically, perhaps, the phone is pitched at a price that makes the package much more tempting. For now we have to wait and see if there are enough performance-hungry mobile players looking for a smartphone replacement.
No words on an American release, but the honors game, the price of 329 euros comes to Europe on 30th August, launches in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, as well as the Middle East, Russia, India and the Asia Pacific.
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