Stale lawsuit accuses Samsung of benchmark cheating, says it ‘rigged the deck’

Imagine what life was like in the times of the Galaxy S4. Samsung was the gift that kept on giving when it came to specs, if not design, and its mobile division was the poster child of its operating profit reports. At the time, however, Samsung may have been involved in one fairly common, though not necessarily moral activity – tailoring its phone’s chipset performance to be at their peak when running certain benchmarks we as reviewers, and the public at large, is usually running to determine if this or that handset is faster.

The opposite of this move is throttling the performance …