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October 29, 2018

Which HONOR Phone to Play Fortnite: Android Minimum Specs

If you like playing video games then you will probably already know about Fortnite. And many of you Fortnite fans will have eagerly awaited the recent release of the Android version on 7 September 2018, so that you can play Fortnite online from your smartphone. But this online multiplayer game requires some pretty fast computing power that is not available on many Android devices. The range of powerful HONOR smartphones includes a number of models that are ready for action including the HONOR Play, which has been specifically designed for the young and young at heart, who just love to play. So here is the low-down on which HONOR phones are suitable for playing Fortnite.

Since its release in 2017, Epic Games online video combat game Fortnite has become a cult phenomenon that has swept the world. In particular, the Fortnite Battle Royale, player-versus-player version for up to 100 players is an amazing success. Within two weeks of release in September 2017, it had gained over 10 million players, and reached over 125 million players in less than one year. The range of operating platforms has been successively extended and since the release of the Android version of Battle Royale there have been over 15 million downloads in the first three weeks.

Android Minimum Specs.

The Fortnite Mobile minimum spec requirements read as follows:

  • • OS: Recommended Android 8.0 or higher, 64 bit
  • • RAM: 3GB or higher
  • • GPU: Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher
  • It may be possible to use an earlier Android version, but Android 8.0 is recommended as it substantially improves the stability and performance of Fortnite. 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. The line-up is as follows:

    HONOR 10 HONOR View 10 HONOR Play
    OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 8.1 (Oreo)
    RAM 4/6 GB RAM or 8 GB RAM (GT version) 4/6 GB RAM 4/6 GB RAM
    GPU Mali-G72 MP12 Mali-G72 MP12 Mali-G72 MP12

    GPU Turbo

    One of the latest enhancements from HONOR to dramatically improve gaming performance is GPU Turbo. 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 when a graphically demanding game such as Fortnite is launched, 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). Independent tests on gaming applications have shown a higher, more consistent frame rate and improvement in battery efficiency.

    play fortnite android with gpu-turbo

    So, check out the range of crazy fast HONOR smartphones for yourself and make sure you know which ones are suitable for playing Fortnite Mobile.