It has been claimed that Samsung had configured the Exynos 5 Octa CPU on the Galaxy S4 to perform better in certain benchmarks, but now the South Korean giant is claiming innocent in the entire ordeal. AnandTech who investigated the issue contested that while running certain benchmarks the Galaxy S4 has a higher than usual GPU clock speed of 533MHz rather than 480MHz, giving it an 11 percent boost. Samsung claims this to be normal for applications that go full screen and also cover up the Android status bar. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 brings 90hz display, 6000mAh battery under Rs 15,000 in India
Samsung calls these apps full screen applications and says that such a performance bump in not restricted to the benchmark tools, but also the video player, the camera, and the browser. The company claims that many games don’t need the higher clock speed hence, the GPU does not deliver it. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
While all this is good, the company shies away from talking about the hardcoded string that mentions benchmarking tools like Quadrant, Linpack, GLBenchmark and Antutu. On the basis of the evidence, there certainly seems to be some foul play, unless of course Samsung can clear the air further. Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE to support 25W charging but will Samsung put it in the box?