Huawei to Enable Performance Mode on Smartphones Caught Cheating in Benchmarks
After Huawei’s P20, P20 Pro, Honor Play, and Nova 3 smartphones were delisted yesterday by 3DMark maker UL, the companies have published a joint statement to address the issue.
According to their press release, “Huawei will provide users with open access to “Performance Mode” in EMUI 9.0, so that the user can choose when to use the maximum power of their device.”
Huawei also said that the method used by their devices to boost scores during 3DMark benchmark testing was based on “artificial intelligence”, although based on what UL uncovered during their tests the boosting algorithms implemented in those devices were most likely based on a pre-defined program whitelist.
The newest Huawei smartphones were pre-programmed to automatically allow far more power to reach the devices’ SoC (system on a chip) thus giving them an instant performance bo… (read more)
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