Huawei will roll out its new EROFS (Extendable Read-Only File System) to the P30 Lite, P20 Lite, Nova 3i and Huawei Y9 among others by the end of the month.
The new file system has been a Huawei P30 Pro exclusive thus far and promises an average increase in random read speed of 20% and more than 2GB of system storage savings.
Changing the file system can do a lot to make a phone faster but should not be confused with upgrading the storage itself. Some makers are moving to UFS 3.0 storage, which can be twice as fast as the current standard UFS 2.1, depending on the task at hand.
While still on the subject of firmware updates, Huawei will bring its GPU Turbo 3.0 to the P30 Lite, P20 Lite, Nova 3i and Huawei Y9 among others soon.
GPU Turbo 3.0, also thus far a P30 Pro exclusive, reduces SoC power consumption by 10% and optimizes performance of the system for gaming, ensuring a smoother experience with less frame drops.
Huawei revealed the full list of game that currently benefit from the optimizations of GPU Turbo 3.0 – Fortnite, Knives Out, Battle Bay, Crazy Taxi, Real Racing 3, Into the Dead 2, NBA 2K19, Dragon Nest M, Duel Links, PES2019, DRAGON, BALL LEGENDS, FIFA Mobile, Free Fire, Minecraft, Helix, Plants vs. Zombie Heroes, Subway Surfers, Brawl Stars, Speed Drifters, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Vainglory, Arena of Valor, Rules of Survival, NBA 2K18.
Here’s a bit more on Huawei’s GPU Turbo, if you’re interested.