Realme GT has been removed from the AnTuTu benchmarking platform for alleged fraud in its benchmark tests. The Beijing-based software company claims that Realme’s latest flagship has manipulated the results of its performance in the multi-threaded workload and JPG decoding sections of the AnTuTu application. The Realme GT launched in China earlier this month and comes with the state-of-the-art Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Companies, including Huawei and OnePlus, have previously been caught manipulating reference results to attract customers.
AnTuTu there is published note for Weibo to inform users about the removal of Realme GT from its benchmarking platform. The company said it had decided to remove Realme GT’s reference results for three months for alleged fraud and attempted manipulation of performance results.
The Realme GT was launched with a score of over 750,000 in AnTuTu version 8, well above the 708,000, Xiaomi Mi 11 scored with Snapdragon 888.
AnTuTu said that the Realme GT slows down the threads when running the multi-thread test in its benchmark application to use the fastest CPU cores. These tactics helped the phone get higher results, claims AnTuTu.
In addition to thread delay practices, AnTuTu said that Realme GT has modified the reference JPG image used by the benchmarking platform to reduce processing time and achieve a higher result. The phone is believed to have used mosaic colored blocks instead of processing the image verbatim to reduce its quality and reduce processing effort, the company said.
AnTuTu said that both slowing down the threads and modifying the reference image run counter to the goal of ensuring fair benchmark results. As a result, AnTuTu decided to remove the phone from its list. The company also said that after seeing higher-than-usual benchmark results, it questioned Realme but did not receive a response.
AnTuTu put an ultimatum on Realme to ensure clarity in benchmark fraud and to modify the system to avoid manipulating the results AnTuTu said it would otherwise remove Realme GT from its list forever.
AnTuTu also mentioned that it is currently working on further optimizing the anti-fraud program, which will be available in version 9 of the benchmark application. The new version will deduct points and impose other penalties if it finds problems with fraud.
Realme did not respond to Gadgets 360 for comment during the submission of this story.
[Update, Tuesday March 16, 7PM] Realme sent the following statement, reproduced in full:
Realme GT is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 888 5G platform, providing users with high performance. The results of the Realme GT benchmark are accurate data according to the current versions of the Antutu benchmark. Realme has always been committed to providing consumers with excellent performance, and the actual user experience is a top priority for Realme.
AnTuTu did not issue an additional update during this update
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