Realme GT was allegedly found cheating the AnTuTu benchmark tool owned by a Chinese software company named Cheetah Mobile. As a result, AnTuTu removed Realme from its benchmarking platform. In the past, smartphone brands including Huawei, OnePlus, and some others were also found manipulating the benchmark scores and faced consequences.
Why was Realme removed from AnTuTu benchmarking platform?
AnTuTu revealed the reason for removing Realme from the benchmark on Weibo. It stated that the company tampered with the performance testing outcomes of its GT smartphone. AnTuTu claimed that Realme tried to change the values of the multi-threaded workload and JPG decoding parts.
As per the allegations, Realme delayed the threads of the GT smartphone while running the multithreaded test on the AnTuTu app. This enabled the smartphone to run the fastest CPU cores raising the result values. AnTuTu also blamed Realme for changing the reference image to minimise the processing time and attain a higher score.
What are the actions taken by AnTuTu?
AnTuTu has taken strict actions against Realme for manipulating the parameters. It has expelled the company from the benchmark platform for three months. Moreover, AnTuTu has asked Realme to furnish clarification for the action and to take corrective measures. If the company still fails to avoid such misdeed, it may get banned permanently from the list.
How did Realme respond to the situation?
Realme vehemently denied the allegations put by AnTuTu saying that it provided genuine data regarding the smartphone’s performance.
According to Realme, “Realme GT is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 888 5G platform, bringing users high performance. Benchmark scores of Realme GT are all accurate data under the current versions of the Antutu benchmark. Realme has always been committed to bringing users excellent performance, the actual user experience is the top priority for Realme. On the other hand, regarding the test issues doubted by both sides, we are in touch with Antutu to sort it out positively.”
Seems like Realme is up to no good and the customer sentiment with cheaters is known. The brand has already been facing a lot of flak and is not the best when it comes to smartphones or after-sales service. Many think that the Indian leadership is to be blamed for many of its hiccups here. And now with this Realme-cheating-gate, the companies worries are just going to increase.
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