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OnePlus has a lame-ass reason for secretly throttling top apps on latest flagships

OnePlus raves on about the smooth performance of its phones every year… but the company was caught red-handed throttling the performance of over 300 apps on the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. The company has gone on the defensive now, saying this step was to “ensure better battery life.”

The issue came to the fore when AnandTech published a detailed report into OnePlus’ sneaky performance-limiting practices. Reporter Andrei Frumusanu first found issues with benchmarks of Chrome browser, which were unusually low for Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor designed for high-end phones.

Further investigation found that the Chinese manufacturer possibly has a list of apps whose performance is limited, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat. Surprisingly, AndandTech’s report found OnePlus’ own apps in this list.

Credit: OnePlus 9 Pro