Gaming smartphone seems to be starting a new trend. After ASUS introduced ROG Phone early last June, now one of China’s biggest mobile phone vendor, Huawei, said it will also release it’s own gaming smartphone this year.
Citing GSM Arena, it is confirmed directly by Huawei Consumer Business President Jim Xu. He said the company he led was working on a gaming smartphone to be marketed globally.
Although he did not say when the device will be released. Jim Xu confirmed that the launch of the smartphone will be done in the second half of 2018. This means that Huawei’s gaming smartphone will be introduced later this year.
Reportedly this smartphone will be armed with Huawei’s Turbo GPU that is claimed to boost performance up to 60 percent but with power efficiency up to 30 percent.
Turbo GPU itself is a new technology developed by Huawei. This technology will be introduced to the public next August.
Until now there has been no further news on what kind of specifications that will be carried by the gaming smartphone. However, it is likely that Huawei will embed a Kirin 970 or even Kirin 980 chipset that is still in the process of development.
If the news that Huawei will release the device this year is true, then certainly the competition map of gaming smartphones will become increasingly heating up.
In addition to ensuring the release of this year’s gaming smartphone, Huawei also revealed working on a smartphone with a foldable screen and will reportedly be introduced in 2019.