Huawei announced the Honor 9 Lite earlier this year with a Kirin 659 processor and quad-camera setup. The Chinese company is now rolling out an EMUI 8.0 update aimed to improve the gaming performance on the smartphone.
Spotted first by TheAndroidSoul, the update weighs in at 577MB and shifts the device firmware to version 184.108.40.206. The highlight of the latest update to the Honor 9 Lite is the addition of GPU Turbo which works with a combination of hardware and software. The technology will boost the graphics processing power of the device by 60 percent, while also minimising the power consumption by 30 percent. This will thus help the mid-range device perform more smoothly to graphics-intensive games.
Apart from Honor’s GPU Turbo tech, the latest update also adds the latest Android security patch while fixing a certain call recording issue when OK Google is toggled on. The EMUI 220.127.116.11 update to the Honor 9 Lite is available as an over-the-air update and will be rolled out to all users in the coming weeks.
To recall, the Honor 9 Lite came with a 5.65-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and it bears an aspect ratio of 18:9. The device is powered by the company’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor and the phone is backed by a 3GB/4GB of RAM along with 32GB/64GB of internal storage. The Honor 9 Lite is backed by a 3000mAh battery and it runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo, which is based on EMUI 8.0. The smartphone comes with a 13MP + 2MP rear dual-lens camera along with update ISP (image signal processing) chipset, HDR mode, Phase-detection autofocus and LED flash.