Quite a number of phone makers have released gaming-focused smartphones, and it appears another manufacturer will be introducing its own take on the concept. In a press conference with the President of Marketing and Sales Service in Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, Jim Xu, he revealed that Huawei will be releasing a gaming phone later this year.
Beyond mentioning the fact that the Chinese company will be releasing a gaming smartphone, Xu did not give any additional detail. While we don’t have any info on the upcoming phone’s hardware, there’s a good chance it will come with Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology.
Instead of relying on raw hardware power alone, GPU Turbo uses software optimisation to bring up to 60% increase in GPU performance. While the feature isn’t supported on more than a handful of mobile games right now – not yet, at least – it’s certainly an interesting feature.
Beyond taking advantage of GPU Turbo, it’ll be interesting to see if Huawei will equip the upcoming gaming smartphone with high-end hardware to go against other premium gaming devices like the Asus ROG Phone. After all, the company is certainly capable of doing this. The Kirin 970 chipset, for one, is a really capable SoC.
Gaming smartphones certainly have their appeals, and we’re quite excited to see Huawei’s take on the concept. The company is expected to introduce its gaming-centric smartphone sometime this year.