We have already seen the reports claiming that Huawei is cheating on their benchmark results. The cheating case of Huawei is swirling around from the start of this week. Moreover, Anandtech spoke to Huawei about this issue and surprisingly they admitted to the offense. Recently, UL, the company behind the gaming 3DMark benchmark announced that four Huawei handsets are getting delisted after confirming a breach of their rules. Delisted Huawei phones include Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei nova 3, Huawei Honor Play, and Huawei P20.
3DMark Delisted Huawei Phones Due To Their Inflating Results
Over the last five years, a few smartphone manufacturers have been caught for trying to manipulate benchmark scores. On the contrary, UL has clear rules for manufacturers so, chances of cheating are quite less.
UL tested the first three phones with the public version of 3DMark. This public version is freely available at Google Play. In addition to that, UL also tested with a private version that is not available to manufacturers. The results from the public app are over 47% higher on average as compared to the private results.
The Huawei P20 joined the list later after the additional data revealed the other day. UL further revealed that they contacted Huawei with their findings. They said that they are happy to say that Huawei has pledged to implement a more transparent approach in a future update.
The company stated that:
“Huawei is planning to provide users with access to “Performance Mode” so they can use the maximum power of their device when they need to.”
The company said that the public 3DMark activates a hidden “Performance Mode” that overrides the usual power profile. The difference in scores comes simply from recognizing the name of the application by the phone instead of using some form of complicated adaptation.