The new OnePlus 5 smartphone has launched and the handset looks impressive and comes with some pretty impressive specifications, although OnePlus are being accused of manipulating benchmarks for the handset.
A couple of months ago the XDA Developers found out that the OnePlus 3T could apparently manipulate benchmarks and now the company is being accused of doing the same this with their new handset.
The XDA Developers have received an official statement from OnePlus regarding the benchmarks and this can be seen below.
People use benchmark apps in order to ascertain the performance of their device, and we want users to see the true performance of the OnePlus 5. Therefore, we have allowed benchmark apps to run in a state similar to daily usage, including the running of resource intensive apps and games. Additionally, when launching apps the OnePlus 5 runs at a similar state in order to increase the speed in which apps open. We are not overclocking the device, rather we are displaying the performance potential of the OnePlus 5.
You can see more details about the benchmarks for the handset over at the XDA Developers at the link below.