Benchmarks are important metric by which the performance of a given device can be measured. They provide a reliable means of determining whether one laptop, computer, phone or other device is faster than another — at least that’s the idea. OnePlus and Meizu are manipulating results of benchmark tests, says a report by XDA Developers. Specifically, the OnePlus 3T and the Meizu Pro 6 have been found guilty. According to XDA’s report, these smartphones detect when benchmark tests are being run and perform differently in order to produce better benchmark results. Continue reading “OnePlus 3T and Meizu Pro 6cheating on benchmarks”
The Huawei Mate 9 is still fresh in everyone’s mind, but that doesn’t mean that the ambitious smartphone maker isn’t working on their successor to the P9 – a phone with the dual 12MP Leica cameras on back, a powerful Kirin 955 chipset under the hood and 3GB of RAM inside – which has sold 9 million units in just 8 months.
Huawei has likely been working on the P10 for months if not years, at this point. As smartphones are generally worked on for at least a year or more, before they are actually made public. The latest information comes to us via GFXBench listings, where a Huawei LON-L29 smartphone has been spotted. Continue reading “Huawei LON-L29 shown on GFX Bench with 6GB RAM, could be Huawei P10”
AnTuTu is not only one of the most popular cross-platform benchmarking services, it’s also rather hard to fool, and is how the tech world ends up learning more details about a lot of upcoming devices. An unknown prototype device showed up on AnTuTu yesterday with a beckmark score of 203,737. The current high score for a known model is the 172,644 rung up by the Apple iPhone 7 Plus powered by the A10 chipset. The Apple iPhone 7, with the same chip inside, tallied 170,124.
The Xiaomi Mi 5s one of many beastly smartphones likely to drop this side of the new year. The first time the Mi 5S showed up on Antutu we didn’t get a score, just a bunch of details like the android version, the type of processor, GPU, and screen resolution. The reason might be because the phone wasn’t well optimised yet or Xiaomi was just bidding its time.
Today, the Xiaomi Mi 5S’ Antutu score was released online. The Mi 5S scored a whooping 164002 points, overtaking LeEco’s Le Pro 3 which used to be the former champion with a score of 163594. That is a very high score that was slightly topped at 164,119 when the handset made another AnTuTu test run.
Google is expected to release two new Android phones in the coming weeks. Most reports refer to them as 2016 Nexus devices, while a fresh rumor claims Google will go for Google branding instead in India and certain other Markets. The company is supposedly looking to better position its devices to fight against the iPhone, and the rumored device will have high-end specs and high-quality design. A brand new leak indicates that the phones will indeed have top hardware, matching the specs of some of the hottest smartphones out there, including the Galaxy Note 7 and Galaxy S7 series. The two Nexus devices already recently received FCC certification.