OnePlus throttling app performance to save battery

Phone manufacturer OnePlus admits deliberately throttling the performance of most apps to improve battery life on its latest models OnePlus 9 and Pro.

The issue was detected by Anandtech when they observed strange results in their benchmark tests compared to other devices using the Snapdragon 888 chip.

In testing, I had encountered something which really perplexed me, and caught my attention; seemingly inexplicable slow browser benchmark figures which were not in line with any other Snapdragon 888 device in the market, getting only a fraction of the scores and performance of other devices.

Andrei Frumusanu – Anandtech

Apparently OnePlus is actively blacklisting most of the prominent Android apps, with the exception of some games.

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