Samsung has reportedly launched an internal investigation, after limiting the performance of its It smartphone.
Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 series in multiple regions including India. The South Korean tech firm introduced the standard S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra in the Indian market.
In India, the phone packs a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, while the handset will come with Exynos 2200 processor in the UK and other regions.
Samsung fans in India have been urging the company to bring the Snapdragon-powered version of its flagship phone in the country.
It looks like Samsung is finally paying heed to their requests by launching the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S22 series in India. On the downside, the tech firm could limit the performance of its chipsets.
Samsung Galaxy S-Series Will Not Deliver Full Fledged Performance
According to a report by MySmartPrice, Samsung is likely to limit the performance of its Galaxy S22 series and other smartphones.
GOS (Game Optimising Service) is originally to optimize system performance, and block thermal issues. Now, it looks like Samsung is using GOS to limit the performance of some apps on the S22 series instead.
Taking to Reddit, a user has claimed that GOS isn’t improving the device performance. Instead, the Reddit user says, it is limiting it.
The user shared screenshots that show the scores of the same device vary depending on whether GOS has been enabled or disabled.
For instance, the Galaxy S22 Ultra scores 1243 and 3623 on Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests. However, there is a notable 45 percent drop (679 points) in the single-core score when GOS is enabled.
Likewise, the multi-core test score comes down to 2221. These tests were also carried out on previously launched S-series smartphones as well.
GOS List Includes Popular Apps
Twitter user @GaryeonHan claims that the GOS list comprises over 1,000 apps, which limits their performance. Aside from games, the list includes apps like Snapchat, LinkedIn, Zoom, Microsoft Office, YouTube Vanced, and more.
Samsung created an app called GOS and used the app to limit game performance, making the gaming experience worse. However, according to what the Korean community found out today, Samsung confirmed that it has put performance limits on more than 10,000 apps… pic.twitter.com/U58AreZZoo
— 한가련 (@GaryeonHan) March 2, 2022
Moreover, GOS lowers the screen resolution of these apps, while throttling down the performance of the GPU.
However, 3DMark, Geekbench, and other benchmark apps are not in the list. By limiting the performance of these apps, Samsung is allegedly stopping users from taking full advantage of their flagship devices.
Now, Samsung is reportedly investigating the GOS issue at an internal level. However, the company is still mum on the reported issue.
Watch this space for official details as soon as they are available.