Samsung Galaxy S22 sequence and former Galaxy S-series telephones have been delisted by cross-platform benchmarking app Geekbench over a efficiency throttling subject that got here to final final week. The telephones embody Samsung’s preloaded Recreation Optimizing Service app that appeared to decelerate the efficiency of 1000’s of apps, together with an inventory of non-gaming apps. Shortly after the throttling was reported by some customers on the Net final week, Samsung acknowledged its existence and promised to deal with consumer considerations by means of an replace.
Geekbench mentioned in a thread posted on Twitter that it has determined to delist the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, and the Galaxy S22 Extremely — alongside all fashions within the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, and the Galaxy S10 sequence. The choice got here because of intensive inner testing, the benchmark app mentioned.
It additionally famous that the efficiency throttling by Samsung is taken into account as a “type of benchmark manipulation” as main benchmark apps together with Geekbench should not throttled by the preloaded Recreation Optimizing Service.
Samsung promised to deal with consumer experiences on throttling by means of a software program replace. Nonetheless, Geekbench developer John Poole informed Devices 360 that the delisting was everlasting.
“That is the fifth time we have needed to delist telephones so we have began rising the severity of the measures we’re taking. My hope is that is the final time we see this subject,” Poole mentioned.
Final 12 months, OnePlus was noticed utilizing an identical mechanism to throttle the efficiency of apps on the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Professional. Geekbench because of this delisted the telephones from its benchmark app. OnePlus additionally later clarified that the system-level slowdown was aimed to “present a easy expertise whereas lowering energy consumption.”
Delisting signifies that the current Samsung Galaxy S-series telephones are now not obtainable on the Geekbench app for efficiency comparisons with different telephones.
An e-mail despatched to Samsung on the replace didn’t elicit a remark on the time of submitting this text.
Geekbench famous in a followup tweet that the Galaxy Be aware sequence should not part of the delisting as these fashions, together with the Galaxy Be aware 10 and Galaxy Be aware 20 fashions, weren’t discovered to have any proof of throttling.
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