Huawei P20 Pro New Update Brings GPU Turbo Feature For Enhanced Gaming Performance

The camera is what this phone is best known for. It houses a powerful 40MP+20MP+8MP rear tri-camera and a 24MP front shooter, with all the four sensors featuring Leica optics.

Huawei P20 Pro

Huawei’s flagship P20 Pro has started receiving the software update for bringing in the GPU Turbo as was promised earlier by the company. If you have the device, all you have to do is find the new changelog in the software updates section of your phone’s settings and download it. The update is over-the-air (OTA) and it brings in some other useful changes as well.

Huawei P20 Pro: GPU Turbo Update

The new changelog 8.1.0.152 needing 670MB of space in the Huawei P20 Pro device adds the GPU Turbo feature, and another gaming feature, apart from July’s security update. The new software update adds a Gaming Suite app to the device, wherein you can manually enable ‘Game Acceleration’ feature for GPU Turbo use and ‘Uninterrupted Gaming’ feature to keep your gaming distraction free.

GPU Turbo is not compatible with all games as of now, and works in some parts of certain games, but Huawei is working with game developers to cover more games and more features of games to be enhanced via its GPU Turbo technology. The Honor Play handset from Huawei’s sub-brand Honor is another device that ships with GPU Turbo technology.

The changelog info mentions that the software update does not by default erase your data, but it is recommended to back up the important data before updating.

Huawei P20 Pro: Specifications, Features

The Huawei P20 Pro is the best rated camera smartphone as of now, and packs a 6.1-inch Full HD+ display in the notch design. However, the front panel features a small chin at the bottom that houses the fingerprint sensor, with the display aspect ratio being 18.7:9. The display is AMOLED type and achieves an 82 per cent screen-to-body ratio. The pixel density is 402 ppi, and powering the device is Huawei’s flagship HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset clocked at maximum speeds of 2.4GHz. The device has a 6GB RAM and runs EMUI 8.1 interface based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The device is IP67 dust and water resistant, weighs 180 grams, and has a glass back design with mirror finish.

The camera is what this phone is best known for. It houses a powerful 40MP+20MP+8MP rear tri-camera and a 24MP front shooter, with all the four sensors featuring Leica optics. The widest aperture is f/1.6 in the second lens, while the third sensor gets you 3x optical zoom. You can shoot HD videos in 2160 pixel quality at 30 frames per second or 720p at 960 fps.

Connectivity wise, the handset gets 3.1 version USB Type-C, NFC, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, and dual-band WiFi.

The battery is a large 4,000 mAh unit and the device gets a 22.5W adapter for fast-charging that gives it 58 per cent of battery power in just 30 minutes.

Huawei P20 Pro: Price in India

The Huawei P20 Pro is sold exclusively at Amazon.in for Rs 64,999. For now, you get the handset only in Blue colour and only in 128GB internal storage variant. Until August 25, the phone comes with a free screen protection insurance plan, and there are No Cost EMIs on HDFC cards and Bajaj Finserv cards.

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Coming from a background in journalism, Sharjeel (not Ahmed) is curious about consumer technology. He thinks Xiaomi is taking over the world, and he is excited about it. He has written feature stories and news reports for Telangana Today, Times of India, Metro India, and a couple of other publications. He tweets at @Sharjeel314, and writes short fiction when armtwisted by his wife.