It was only recently that Samsung was found to be suppressing more than 10,000 apps on its newly announced Galaxy S22 smartphone, and as a result, the Galaxy S22 phone was excluded from Geekbench. However, app throttling seems to be a sort of problem, as the latest OEMs who are obsessed with this practice are reported to be Xiaomi.
Xiaomi may be suppressing some apps
Geekbench co-founder John Poole has suggested in a recent tweet that Xiaomi is the latest candidate to curb app performance. Poole discovered this on a Mi 11 model with both the original Geekbench app and a fake app.
The fake Geekbench disguised as Fortnite Single-core score is 30% lower and multi-core score is 15% lower.. You can see that the same behavior was seen with Genshin Impact disguised by the Geekbench app.
Therefore, Xiaomi may be particularly suppressing the performance of gaming apps, primarily to avoid heating issues and improve the battery life of the device. It is also assumed that throttling on Xiaomi phones will only occur if Geekbench is disguised as a gaming app, otherwise there will be no performance issues.
However, there is no concrete proof of this. Other apps may also be suppressed. Moreover, it’s unclear if this applies only to Mi 11 phones or if it extends to other models (and perhaps Redmi as well). To get a better idea, you need to wait for a call from Xiaomi. We will inform you of the details.
This isn’t the first time Xiaomi has been accused of doing so.Report by AnandTech It was suggested last year that the Xiaomi 11T Pro was found to be doing the same. Maybe Xiaomi finally has to deal with this!
As for what happened recently, Samsung’s app throttle was due to a system app called Game optimization service (GOS).. After the problem spread, Samsung acknowledged the action and released an update focused on improving CPU and GPU performance. And a year ago, OnePlus had similar news, curbing the performance of nearly 300 apps on the OnePlus 9 and 9Pro.