OnePlus to Address Performance Throttling Controversy With “Optimised Mode” Toggle in OxygenOS 12

The company’s employee revealed through a OnePlus forum thread about the upcoming Oxygen OS 12 feature.

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OnePlus, earlier this year, announced the OnePlus 9 series. Among the three devices launched, the 9 and 9 Pro come with the top-tier Snapdragon 888 SoC under the hood. The Qualcomm flagship processor offers the best CPU and GPU performance in a smartphone. The SoC also features a core X1 CPU for boosted performance. OnePlus was accused of not allowing popular apps to access this core. It became even worse when it was found that benchmark apps were granted access to the X1 core. The company acknowledged throttling the performance of over 300 popular apps. Now, OnePlus has said that it will give users the option to opt for max performance in Oxygen OS 12.

The company’s employee revealed through a OnePlus forum thread about the upcoming Oxygen OS 12 feature. Users will get an option to enable or disable OnePlus’ performance optimisation with an early build of Oxygen OS 12. “Our R&D team is currently working to add an option to let you turn on/off this optimised mode. Our aim is to have this ready for one of the first builds of OxygenOS 12 so you will have better control over the performance of your phone moving forward,” the employee said.

OnePlus had previously said that it had limited the performance of over 300 apps after receiving user feedback over the phone’s poor battery life. “Following the launch of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro in March, some users told us about some areas where we could improve the devices’ battery life and heat management. As a result of this feedback, our R&D team has been working over the past few months to optimise the devices’ performance when using many of the most popular apps, including Chrome, by matching the app’s processor requirements with the most appropriate power,” the company had said.

Before the company released its statement, Geekbench announced that it is delisting OnePlus’ current flagship smartphones from its Android Benchmark chart. You can click here to know more about the same.

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