Chinese technology news site Leiphone recently reported that well-known U.S. technology monitor Anandtech discovered that Huawei crafted cheating logic in its smartphone models that faked “high performance” behavior when it detects performance benchmarking software is running. UL Benchmark, the company behind widely-used benchmarking software 3DMark, delisted multiple Huawei smartphones with “suspect benchmark scores.” These include Huawei’s P20 Pro, Nova 3, and its Honor Play. Huawei’s head of software division admitted a “different experience” between benchmarking and real user experience. However, he emphasized that other companies did the same thing as well. Huawei has been caught creating false advertising many times before. For example, not long ago, it was found using photos taken with professional cameras in smartphone commercial videos. In the second quarter of this year, Huawei surpassed Apple to become world’s second largest smartphone vendor (in terms of units sold), after Samsung.
Source: Leiphone News, September 7, 2018