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October 29, 2018

HONOR Devices Compatible with Fortnite Mobile

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.

fortnite android beta is out

Extreme demands on graphics processing

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:

  • • Android 8.0 or higher
  • • A minimum of 3GB RAM
  • • A graphics processing unit (GPU): Adreno 530 or higher, Mali-G71 MP20, Mali-G72 MP12 or higher
  • It is also emphasised that with earlier versions of the Android OS you will encounter significant performance issues.

    Key features of HONOR devices compatible with Fortnite mobile

    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).

    fortnite mobile with gpu-turbo

    Let us look at the compatible models in more detail.

    HONOR View10

    The HONOR View10 features include:

  • Kirin 970 AI processor
  • • 6GB RAM
  • • An Intelligent Game Suite
  • EMUI 8 based on Android 8.0
  • • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • • 18:9, 5.99-inch full view display
  • 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.

    HONOR 10

    The HONOR 10, with a slightly smaller screen, is optimised for people on the go, but it does feature the GPU Turbo function:

  • • Kirin 970 AI processor
  • • 6GB RAM or 8 GB RAM (GT version)
  • • Android 8.1
  • • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • • 5.84-inch display
  • • GPU Turbo
  • HONOR Play

    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:

  • • Kirin 970 AI processor
  • • 6GB RAM
  • • Android 8.1
  • • GPU: Mali-G72 MP12
  • • 6.3-inch full view display
  • • GPU Turbo
  • • 4D Gaming Experience with Smart Shock