[UPDATED]: Realme responds to ‘fake’ AnTuTu score issue for its flagship GT 5G smartphone | HT Tech

[UPDATED]: Realme responds to ‘fake’ AnTuTu score issue for its flagship GT 5G smartphone

However, now AnTuTu has banned the Realme GT 5G, claiming that the company fudged the benchmark testing.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Mar 16 2021, 23:17 IST
Realme GT 5G
Realme GT 5G

Realme's response: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.

Original story: Smartphone makers Realme recently made a lot of headlines for its flagship handset, Realme GT 5G. That device got launched in China earlier this year and was touted for its high-end specs and powerful performance. However, it looks like the smartphone has got the limelight for the wrong reason this time. The device that comes with the top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor along with some other premium features like Super AMOLED 120Hz screen, triple rear cameras and more, got 7,50,000+ score on AnTuTu, as shared by Realme's VP Xu Qi Chase on Weibo before the launch.

However, now AnTuTu has banned the Realme GT 5G, claiming that the company fudged the benchmark testing.

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The testing software company also took it to Weibo (via MySmartPrice) to make this announcement. In the post, it accused Realme of cheating while getting the benchmark test. It has been reported that the score of 770221 in AnTuTu testing posted by Chase was significantly higher than Mi 11's score of 708000 points. When Antutu questioned the numbers, Realme did not respond at the time.

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After the launch, AnTuTu carried out the test using the 12GB + 256GB variant of the Realme GT 5G and found that the company fudged the test to achieve a high score.

It has mentioned that Realme used thread delay tactics to run the multi threaded test on its fastest CPU cores as much as possible, which in turn resulted in higher scores. The reference JPG image that is used by AnTuTu for tests was modified with the larger mosaic color block that compressed the size and the quality of the image. This resulted in lower processing time and higher scores.

As a result of cheating, AnTuTu has now removed Realme GT scores of 750000 points for three months and this comes in addition to a warning to Realme for a permanent ban if the company continues to perform such tactics. It has been reported that AnTuTu will be optimizing the anti-cheating scheme In its upcoming v9 of the app that will also trigger points deduction.

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First Published Date: 16 Mar, 19:22 IST
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