Huawei Tries To Make Up For Benchmark Cheating
After being caught cheating on its benchmark tests, Huawei says it will allow users to force their phone into ‘performance mode’. which optimises devices to run faster, but requires more of the phone’s power.
Customers will be able to start performance mode with EMUI 9.0, a future version of the Huawei operating system, though no date has been set for its launch.
Huawei was discovered last week to be optimising smartphones to over-perform on benchmark tests, specifically the 3DMark program. Once uncovered 3DMark took several models including the P20, P20 Pro, Nova 3, and Honor Play from its leaderboards.
These models had been specially encoded to adjust their performances in a test environment and didn’t accurately represent normal use cases.
3DMark has said that it will reinstate Huawei once its opened performance mode up to its entire phone range.