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Huawei's GPU Turbo update is coming to the Mate 10 and P20 this August

Just about every OEM is eager to release new hardware that's faster and more powerful than past releases, but Huawei's announced plans to go a slightly different route this year. Starting this August, it'll begin rolling out its free GPU Turbo update that dramatically boots the graphical performance for a number of its existing phones.

Huawei says GPU Turbo works similar to the turbocharger in a car, noting that it's "able to accelerate performance by optimizing system utilization of software and hardware resources." When the update lands on a phone, it'll see a 60% increase in graphics processing and a 30% reduction in power consumption — resulting in better gaming performance and longer battery life.

Huawei needs to work with developers to ensure GPU Turbo is properly taken advantage of, and out of the box, the update will be noticeable in PUBG Mobile and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

The current rollout schedule for the GPU Turbo update is as follows:

  • Huawei Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, Mate RS — Coming August 2018 to Europe, Russia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
  • Huawei P20 and P20 Pro — Coming August 2018 to Europe, Russia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
  • Huawei Mate 10 Lite — Coming September 2018 to all markets
  • Huawei Nova 2i — Coming September 2018 to all markets
  • Huawei P Smart — Coming September 2018 to all markets
  • Huawei P20 Lite — Coming September 2018 to Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
  • Huawei Y9 (2018) — Coming September 2018 to all markets
  • Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro — Coming November 2018 to all markets
  • Huawei P10 and P10 Plus — Coming November 2018 to all markets

If you've got any of the above phones, are you excited for the GPU Turbo update?

These are all the Huawei/Honor phones coming out in 2018

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

18 Comments
  • I'm excited about this update & hopefully it will help with the battery drain when playing Pokémon go.
  • try a battery pack.
  • Ive got 2 power banks which I always take out with me when I play Pokémon go but only ever use one.
  • Any idea if North America will get?
  • I'm wondering this as well
  • What about North America?!
  • Lot of articles for these phones, considering they are unavailable.
  • Unavailable how?
  • care to explain, please ?
  • Replying on my P20 Pro right now!
  • Hello from my Mate 10 Pro... what the heck are you smoking?
  • news said p20's not available in the US unless you import it by yourself or have a dealer import it for you.
    phl here..p20pro
  • Don't see Canada on the list for the P20 Pro.
  • Also wondering if my p20 pro here in Canada will recieve this update
  • I understood this would also come to other phones such as Honor View 10 in September.
    Why no info on those here?
  • How about p9 have a upgrade?
  • I'm was but not excited now. The Mate 9 was super to get it in October now I have to wait a month. It's cool that Hauwei updates often but this is a bummer.
  • Do any of you guys have, or have you ever had the dreaded "error -505 code" where you cannot update or install apps on your Huawei phones??