AnTuTu delists the Realme GT from its database after accusations of gamed benchmark scores
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For the second time, Realme has gotten into quite a squabble with benchmark platform AnTuTu. After issues with the Realme X50 Pro 5G last year, the Chinese smartphone makers have managed to get into an altercation with AnTuTu over its latest flagship phone, the Realme GT, with the benchmark website deeming it fit to delist the device.
Realme marketed the Realme GT as being able to deliver an AnTuTu score in the region of 770,000. Inflated AnTuTu scores are typical with Chinese devices pre-release. The main issue here, however, is that the Realme GT somehow manages to record a score of around 750,000, which would make it quite a bit more powerful than other Snapdragon 888 devices. The Mi 11, for example, is listed at around 710,000 on the official AnTuTu website.
The benchmark website takes issues with those scores and has confirmed that the Realme GT only gets so high a score due to some foul play, and not under honest conditions. As such, it will be delisting the device from its database for the next three months. The phone will be reinstated if said foul play is fixed. If no fixes are made, the Realme GT will be permanently removed.
Benchmark gaming is nothing new in an industry that tends to pay too much attention to numbers on paper over real-world performance. Other companies have been parties to similar crimes, with little to nothing being done to prevent future repeat offenses. The rise of the gaming smartphone niche further encourages such shenanigans, with companies having to do extra to differentiate performance versus regular flagship devices while sharing identical hardware underneath.