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With a rating of 12 years and over, the Battle Royale version of Fortnite is proving to be an all-time blockbuster, drawing in players to this multiple player online game in their millions. Many of you familiar with Fortnite will have eagerly awaited the recent release of the Android version on 7 September 2018. But before you get dropped in to the Fortnite island you may be asking which HONOR devices are compatible with Fortnite mobile.
Initial indicators from Epic Games suggested that Fortnite Mobile could run on 64-bit Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher. Since then, in recognition of the extreme demands on graphic processing, Epic are recommending:
It is also emphasised that with earlier versions of the Android OS you will encounter significant performance issues.
While the majority of current HONOR smartphones run Android 8.0 or higher, it is the speed and performance of the graphics processor unit (GPU) that is critical, so currently it is the HONOR smartphones with Mali-G72 MP 12 GPUs that are best suited to playing Fortnite Mobile.
HONOR has also developed a proprietary enhancement, GPU Turbo, to dramatically improve gaming performance. It is one of the key features in the HONOR Play, but it is also used on the HONOR 10 and it will become available as an update for other devices. GPU Turbo automatically recognises games such as Fortnite, improving graphic performance by 60% while reducing power losses by 30%. You may also notice an improvement in frame rate, or frames per second (FPS).
Let us look at the compatible models in more detail.
The HONOR View10 features include:
The Game Suite has intelligent optimisation for a smooth, seamless and fast gaming experience. It has an Uninterrupted Gaming function, for filtering unnecessary calls or messages while playing, and also features Intelligent Networking and an optional gaming power mode.
The HONOR 10, with a slightly smaller screen, is optimised for people on the go, but it does feature the GPU Turbo function:
The HONOR Play has been specifically designed to meet the demands of latest gaming technology such as Fortnite. It features a 6.3-inch display, GPU Turbo and 4D Gaming Experience with Smart Shock: