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HONOR reveals revolutionary HONOR Gaming+ update

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  • HONOR Gaming+ brings faster speeds, better image quality and higher definition to mobile gaming on HONOR View20
  • HONOR View20 receives numerous five-star awards and media praise

[Barcelona, Spain, 26 February 2019] – HONOR, a leading global smartphone brand, has unveiled the revolutionary HONOR Gaming+ at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2019. HONOR Gaming+ consists of a series of technology updates to significantly increase the performance, graphics quality and image definition of the HONOR View20 mobile gaming experience. HONOR has also announced a variety of new applications that utilise the 3D TOF camera and open up a new era of AR, as well as the newly available HONOR Guard Fortnite skin for HONOR View20 users.

Michael Pan, President of HONOR Western Europe, said: “We’re pleased that our latest handset, the HONOR View20, has already reached 1.5 million sales. The new HONOR Gaming+ technology will further enhance the HONOR View20 mobile gaming experience. Together with the TOF 3D camera applications and the new Fortnite skin, HONOR is offering users a unique smartphone experience and moving HONOR one step closer to its goal of becoming one of the top five global smartphone brands in the next three years.”

HONOR Gaming+ offers gamers more fun

The HONOR View20 smartphone was unveiled in Paris last month with five world-first features, including: 48MP smartphone camera, 25MP in-screen front camera, 7nm Kirin 980 AI chipset, AI Triple-Antenna Wi-Fi technology, and aurora nanotexture design. HONOR Gaming+ improves the gaming experience by upgrading the device’s GPU efficiency, GPU load optimisation, high definition, and AI loading prediction technology. These advances elevate the HONOR View20 to the highest level of mobile gaming performance.

The brand-new Gaming+ improves SOC energy efficiency by 20.34%1. The Mali-G76 GPU chipset includes transform optimisation, which enhances job scheduling and parallel computing. This reduces duplicate instructions and GPU overdraws, as well as increases the data transfer speed between CPU, GPU and memory. In addition, the GPU works seamlessly with the innovative AI frequency modulation scheduling technology to predict task loads by monitoring frame rate per second (fps), image quality and touchscreen inputs in real time, and intelligently identifies performance bottlenecks. 

For gaming, the new AI technology improves the load prediction accuracy of each frame by more than 30% compared to traditional methods. Another key feature is the GPU optimisation, which enhances image quality and reduces power consumption. The upgrade also brings high definition capability to gaming, achieving better contrast, higher brightness levels and a wider colour palette.

As a result of the upgrade, the Fortnite Vulkan version can also be supported on the HONOR View20, bringing gamers a faster and smoother experience2. In addition, popular mobile games such as QQ Speed and Arena of Valor have also been optimised to support the high definition feature, offering greater clarity and detail to the gaming experience.

In celebration of the launch of the HONOR View20, HONOR is collaborating with Epic Games to push the mobile gaming experience of Fortnite to new heights. As part of this collaboration, owners of the HONOR View20 will have exclusive access to the Fortnite HONOR Guard outfit. HONOR View20 users are now able to redeem the exclusive outfit at www.hihonor.com. Please refer to HONOR’s official social media accounts for details of the redemption process. 

The HONOR View20’s TOF 3D camera creates a new dimension of interactive gaming and AR. The camera is equipped with depth sensing, skeletal recognition and real-time motion capture capabilities, allowing users to enjoy various interactive functions such as 3D shaping, AI calorie counting, Magic AR and 3D motion-controlled gaming. HONOR has more recently partnered with motion-controlled game Brave Jelly and plans to partner with more third parties to create an integrated 3D TOF ecosystem that opens up a new era for social media, entertainment, gaming and shopping. 

HONOR View20 receives numerous media praise

Since its global launch in January, the HONOR View20’s superior design and innovations have been widely recognised by industry experts and consumers. It has received praise from media and influencers alike, including 5-star ratings from the most prestigious media in the industry: 

  • 5-star rating from Stuff – “Honor enters the big leagues with one of the most impressive phones in its class.”
  • 5-star rating from The Guardian – “It is the first phone out of the gate with a hole-punch notch.”
  • 5-star rating from T3 – “The Honor View 20 is, overall, the best mid-range smartphone on the market today.”
  • 5-star rating from Expert Reviews – “With its in-screen selfie camera and 48-megapixel rear shooter, the Honor View 20 is one of the most exciting phones we’ve seen in ages.”

The HONOR View20 has also achieved a great sales performance. In China, the HONOR View20 is crowned as the dual champion (sales and sales revenue) on online platforms in the price range of 3,000 Yuan and above. In the first week after its launch in France, the latest flagship became Amazon’s No.1 Best Seller in the category of €499 and above.

1Tested in 60fps Vulkan games in HONOR lab

Fortnite Vulkan version will be coming soon on HONOR View20


HONOR is a leading smartphone e-brand. The brand was created to meet the needs of digital natives through internet-optimised products that offer superior user experiences, inspire action, foster creativity and empower the young to achieve their dreams. In doing this, HONOR has set itself apart by showcasing its own bravery to do things differently and to take the steps needed to usher in the latest technologies and innovations for its customers.

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