Honor today used Mobile World Congress to announce Gaming+, to bring faster speed, image quality and frame rates to mobile gaming on the recently launched View 20.
The View 20, which I reviewed last month will get an update that takes things beyond the current GPU Turbo offering, and promises an energy efficiency boost of 20.34%.
To quote Honor:
The Mali-G76 GPU chipset upgrade on Kirin 980 includes transform optimization, which enhances job scheduling and parallel computing. This reduces duplicate instructions and GPU overdraws, as well as increases the data transfer speed between CPU, GPU and memory.
In addition, the Kirin 980 GPU works seamlessly with the innovative AI frequency modulation scheduling technology to predict task loads by monitoring frame rate per second (fps), image quality and touchscreen inputs in real time, and intelligently identifies performance bottlenecks.
For gaming, the new AI technology improves the load prediction accuracy of each frame by more than 30% compared to traditional methods. Another key feature, GPU optimization, enhances image quality and reduces power consumption. The upgrade also brings high definition capability to gaming, achieving better contrast, higher brightness levels and a wider color palette.
As a result of the Gaming+ upgrade, Fortnite Vulkan version can also be supported on the Honor View20, bringing gamers a faster and smoother experience. In addition, popular mobile games such as QQ Speed and Arena of Valor have been optimized to support the high definition feature. Gamers can now experience greater clarity and capture more details.Honor Press Release, 26th February 2019
Honor is also collaborating with Epic Games to enhance the gaming experience of Fortnite, and View 20 owners will have exclusive access to the Fortnight Honor Guard outfit, from 25th February 2019 on the HiHonor website.
Honor also announced a Phantom Blue edition of the Honor 8X, while humble bragging that the extremely affordable phone has currently sold over 10 million units since it went on sale in late 2018.
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