This week, UL (creators of 3DMarK) announced the removal of several Huawei and Honor smartphones from the 3DMark leaderboards .
The reason was that the affected terminals alter their operation by detecting that they are executing a benchmark by their specific name , producing very different results – up to 48% higher – than those obtained by the same benchmark executed under another name.
Today Huawei and UL have published a joint statement in which the two companies commit to work together in the development of new benchmarking methodologies.
In addition, Huawei has announced that the “beast” mode of performance will come as an option in EMUI 9 that will allow users to activate an extra performance mode (accompanied by a higher battery expenditure) when they need it.
Below we reproduce the joint statement:
Huawei and UL (creators of 3DMark) have held extensive discussions on benchmarking practices this week, and have reached a positive agreement on the next steps to work together.
In the discussion, Huawei explained that their smartphones use an artificial mechanism of intelligent resource programming. Because the different scenarios have different resource needs, the latest Huawei phones take advantage of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence to optimize the allocation of resources so that the hardware can demonstrate its capabilities to the maximum, while satisfying the demands of the users in all scenarios.
UL understands the intent of Huawei’s approach, but is opposed to forcing the use of a “Performance Mode” by default when the device detects a benchmark application. UL standards require that a device run the benchmark as if it were any other application.
Huawei respects the right of consumers to choose what to do with their devices. Therefore, Huawei will provide users with open access to “Performance Mode” in EMUI 9.0, so that the user can choose when to use the maximum power of their device.
Huawei and UL have also discussed current benchmark methodologies in general. UL and Huawei would like to participate in an industry movement to develop benchmarking standards that better serve the needs of manufacturers, the press and consumers.
To avoid confusion about the current results of the benchmark, after the discussion, UL and Huawei have temporarily removed the benchmark scores of a series of Huawei devices, and will restore them after Huawei grants all Huawei phone users access to the Huawei mode. Performance.