Months after rolling out an update to support Netflix HD and Netflix HDRstreaming, Huawei has started seeding a beta update to the Mate 20 series smartphones which include the Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20X and Mate 20 RS Porsche. The update will seed the listed devices new features from the EMUI 9.1 including a redesigned interface and GPU Turbo 3.0.
The update will be available for users on a non-rooted model of the Huawei Mate 20 series and it’s to be noted that since this is a beta update, there are chances that you might run into bugs and crashes. The software also doesn’t support rollback, meaning users installing this beta update would be able to downgrade to a previous software version.
Gizmochinareports that the EMUI 9.1 update will bring a new interface to the Mate 20 smartphones with new icons for a more immersive experience. The update also brings the third iteration of GPU Turbo (aptly named GPU Turbo 3.0). Huawei says GPU Turbo 3.0 can bring down the power consumption of the chipset by 10 percent and this offers better optimisation continuously for the long run.
The latest version of GPU Turbo will also improve touch response, reduce frame drops and output higher frame rate in contrast to it being switched off. Performance-wise you can see an improvement of 24 percent overall with 44 percent faster response on actions. EMUI 9.1 also allows for an expanded range of games that will be optimised through GPU Turbo which has now reached a total of 25 titles including popular games like Fortnite, FIFA mobile, PES2019, NBA 2K19 and PUBG Mobile.
With Huawei having already started beta testing EMUI 9.1 on the Mate 20 series, we can expect a stable update of the same in a month or two for the latest Mate line of smartphones. Judging by the company’s history, we can also expect the technology to come to Huawei and Honor’s lower-end smartphones. We believe so because the Honor 7X, Honor Play and Honor 9 Lite were all seeded with GPU Turbo in the past.