In response to reports claiming that Samsung artificially boosted the Galaxy S4’s benchmark performance, the company is now basically saying: We didn’t do it.
According to a translation of its official statement on the matter, Samsung says that the Galaxy S4 “operates up to 533MHz at its best performance in normal conditions.” They say that “full screen apps” like the camera, browser or benchmarking tools require the highest performance available from the device. They also add that many games don’t require the max clock speed to run.
Finally, they claim that “the maximum GPU frequencies for the Galaxy S4 have been varied to provide optimal user experience for our customers, and were not intended to improve certain benchmark results.”
What they didn’t mention, however, were the strings of code found by AnandTech that implied specific benchmark apps were targeted for clock speeds than normal.