Samsung was recently caught exploiting its Game Optimization Service (GOS) in thousands of apps to slow down its Galaxy handsets. Xiaomi, according to the newest allegation from Geekbench’s co-founder, is doing the same thing.
Xiaomi is allegedly restricting smartphone performance based on the names of apps, according to Geekbench chief John Poole. When it was renamed Fortnite, he saw that Xiaomi phones slowed single-core performance on Geekbench by up to 30%. Multi-core performance has dropped by 15%.
Xiaomi’s previous-generation flagship phone, the Mi 11, was used in the tests.
When Geekbench was renamed Genshin Impact, another popular video game, the CEO noticed similar behavior. This is ample proof that Xiaomi is doing the same thing as Samsung, however, it’s unclear whether it’s to avoid overheating or battery depletion.
This is not surprising, given other smartphone manufacturers have been detected doing so in the past. Last year, OnePlus was caught in the act, and the issue was immediately remedied with a patch fix. Samsung has also provided an update to correct GOS, however, for the time being, the patch is only available to Korean customers.
Xiaomi has yet to issue an official statement, but we will update this section as soon as we learn more.