Huawei has announced an achievement that no other mobile device manufacturer has yet to boast: the company has made its real-time ray tracing technology commercially available. The corresponding Huawei Phoenix Engine has started working in HarmonyOS with the next update of the HMS Core services.
Huawei Phoenix Engine removes the limitations that made it impossible to use real-time ray tracing technology on smartphones and tablets. Naturally, it significantly improves picture quality. For example, the source gives this example: technology makes reflections on complex three-dimensional objects, such as glass or marble columns, more realistic. The detail is increased, while without serious damage to the autonomy of a conventional smartphone.
Huawei Phoenix Engine is a full-fledged pipeline that includes many components: rendering engines, animation and physics engines, post-processing system, etc. Since the development is proprietary, it works only on the Huawei software platform. The technology is explicitly licensed to Honor, but it won’t be available to other companies.