With smartphone gaming on the rise, smartphone manufacturers have started manufacturing devices designed especially for gaming that provide better gaming experience trying to minimize the margin between a gaming PC and smartphones. These gaming smartphones generally feature powerful hardware to handle CPU and GPU intensive games even at the highest graphical settings without any lags or hiccups.
With that said, there are manufacturers that offer “gaming mode” as a spec but it is just a software trick to kill background apps and just provide the power for the game you play in the foreground. Due to this hoax, there’s a lot of catching up to do when it comes to competing with the PC counterparts.
So how can gaming performance on a smartphone be improved? The approach towards making the gaming experience better is one of the two ways; either via software optimization or hardware. The former usually is a result of a partnership between game developers and the handset manufacturer. In order to make this work, the two worked with Tencent in order to develop a customized configuration profile that would enable their low-tier devices with a playable experience and in some scenarios, even enhancing performance in demanding games.
Like every other software trickery, the software optimization too shows its bugs and shows some evident flaws. Firstly, developing is a time-consuming task on its own and no matter how good the software is, the lack of hardware potential is evident none the less. And more often than not, you will end up with app crashes, lags and stutters even in lowest settings. A custom profile can be a solution but this tweaking needs a lot of work to do and not everyone is able to do this. And when a game is not optimized, the performance is garbage and your experience is subpar.
Hardware then? The reason behind the flagships being expensive contributes to the hardware and since not everyone can afford one, companies choose to use software optimization rather than improved hardware. Even if hardware route is something that the company opts for, there are chances of the newer chipset being power hungry rather than being power efficient, more often than not.
Each approach brings along its own sets of pros and cons. Which leaves us with a prominent question in our minds; isn’t there any offering that’s both affordable and enables consumers to enjoy a premium gaming experience?
Gaming on a Huawei device? Gaming hasn’t traditionally been Huawei’s USP or forte — or so some may think. This time around Huawei is back with a bang to prove them wrong with the launch of GPU Turbo.
Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology is a graphics processing acceleration technology that re-configures how graphics are processed on the system level for groundbreaking enhanced performance and efficiency improvement at the same time. This revolutionary technology enables even older devices to run modern highly graphic intensive games without breaking a sweat. Furthermore, Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology is built on a general-purpose framework, so that it works without additional effort from game developers. And with this advanced technology — that learns how games are processed — it will make more and more games compatible in the near future.
Both the Huawei Nova 3 and 3i are armed with the GPU Turbo technology, which will surely revolutionize the [mid-range] smartphone market by providing users with premium gaming experience without having to burn a hole in their pocket. If mobile gaming is something that you’re addicted to, this must fancy you.
According to what we have on hand, it seems like Huawei’s new offerings will make their way on 27th of July into the market. And we can’t wait to see the beast in action.