Honor has unveiled a souped-up version of the Honor 10 with 8GB of RAM and pre-loaded with the recently announced GPU Turbo tech update. The new model, dubbed the Honor 10 GT, will begin shipping on July 24 in China via the HiHonor store and JD.com.
With the exception of the increased RAM count, GPU Turbo update, and a new camera mode for taking night shots, the Honor 10 GT is identical to the standard Honor 10 that debuted in May.
That means the Honor 10 GT benefits from Huawei’s Kirin 970 SoC, a 5.84-inch FullView HD+ display (19:9), and a 16MP + 24MP dual-lens rear camera. It also runs the Oreo-based EMUI 8.1 update out-of-the-box, and features an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.
Aside from the RAM increase, the main draw for prospective buyers is the GPU Turbo update, which is based on the same graphics processing acceleration tech that powered the Honor Play.
Honor says the update will offer smoother performance, better frame rates, and increased battery efficiency when playing graphically-intensive games. The boost is achieved by increase graphics efficiency by 60 percent and reducing system-on-chip energy usage by 30 percent.
While the Honor 10 GT won’t be rivaling the likes of the Razer Phone, Xiaomi’s Black Shark, or the upcoming Asus ROG Phone, it’s release is yet another sign that phones built for and marketed towards gamers are on the rise.
The Honor 10 is already a very capable phone, with a latest gen Kirin 970 processor and 6GB of RAM. But in case you want something more from your phone, Honor has you covered. If you’re in China, at least.
The company has announced the Honor 10 GT, a slightly souped up version of the Honor 10 for the Chinese market. The differences are slight but worth the upgrade if you haven’t picked one up already. The device features 8GB of RAM, a first for the company, as well as some new software features.
The GPU Turbo feature claims a 60% increase in performance while reducing power draw by 30%. This is great for gaming, now that high profile games like PUBG Mobile have come to Android. It should be noted that this feature will roll out to older phones as well.
The device will also support tripod-free Super Night Scene via a beta version of the software, a feature that trickles down from the P20 series.
Otherwise, it’s the same as the standard Honor 10. It will feature a 5.84-inch 19:9 display with a notch, dual 24MP + 16MP cameras on the rear, a 24MP selfie camera, 128GB of storage, a 3,400 mAh battery, and those gorgeous rainbow colors. A price hasn’t been announced but it should cost a bit more than the standard model.