Gaming smartphones, despite the relative popularity that they enjoy today, from the very beginning were conceived as another marketing half-fan, designed to spur stagnant sales out of the blue. Not that it was impossible to play on them at all, but from truly gaming devices they only had a bright coloring, but the hardware filling was often even weaker than that of modern flagships, at a fairly close price. But did someone need to change this niche?
Now gaming smartphones are fake, but Xiaomi will change everything
Xiaomi decided to release a real gaming smartphone for sale. It will be the flagship Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Plus, which the company is currently developing. Unlike the fake gaming machines on sale, this one will attract not by its combat color, but by its advanced features, focused, in fact, on games. No, he will receive quite standard hardware – a Snapdragon 865+ processor and 8/12 GB of RAM – but his software will be truly royal.
What is Game Turbo
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Plus lets you customize graphics just like on a computer
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Plus will receive a unique Game Turbo software engine developed by Qualcomm. It will allow you to adjust graphics in games in the same way as on computers, configuring anti-aliasing parameters, texture rendering, levels of anisotropic filtering, and even independently control the frequency of the graphics coprocessor. This is generally an unprecedented add-on that has never been seen on smartphones before. And, meanwhile, it can be very useful when you need to manually balance the picture quality and performance.
Obviously, the default graphics settings will not be available in all games. To do this, the developers will have to specially adapt them to the features of the Game Turbo mode so that the changes made really have an impact on the gameplay, and not work idle. For this reason, it is definitely not worth counting on the fact that immediately after the official release of Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Plus all games will be able to obey its configurator, although several popular games may be able to boast compatibility with Game Turbo already at the start .
Graphics settings in games
Despite the fact that Xiaomi does not plan to equip the upcoming smartphone with outstanding hardware, relying on a more or less standard setup, the possibility of software adjustment can really become a game changer, changing the alignment on the gaming smartphone market. Still, getting a custom processor for a mobile device somewhere today is almost impossible, but the ability to manually adjust the graphics, doing everything exactly as you need it, will definitely appeal to many.
The graphics settings in iOS Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Plus are really extensive. It remains to wait for the games that will support them
Practice shows that optimization really works wonders, regardless of the operating system. Take, for example, Fortnite's 60fps mode, which, although it debuted a long time ago, is still found on the vast minority of smartphones. It is significant that many sub-flagships of past years can boast of its support, but modern flagships do not, simply because the developers from the Epic Games studio simply did not undertake to adapt the game for them.
If Xiaomi does manage to suggest graphics settings on the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Plus, I might even change my own mind about gaming smartphones. After all, now it is only marketing and an attractive appearance, which, according to the intention of the manufacturers, advanced e-sportsmen should buy. It's a pity, they forget that gamers in this category on smartphones, as a rule, do not play, preferring more suitable devices for their achievements. But for fans of mobile gaming who do not claim to be the laurels of professionals, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Plus may be suitable.