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AnTuTu confirms Snapdragon 855 Plus (and the performance to match) for Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro

The Black Shark 2 Pro's AnTuTu scores (orange) compared to those of the 2 (blue). (Source: Weibo)
The Black Shark 2 Pro's AnTuTu scores (orange) compared to those of the 2 (blue). (Source: Weibo)
The benchmarking authority AnTuTu has released its first set of results for the upcoming Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro. They indicate that the phone has made what may be significant gains over its early-2019 variant. This is due to the graphics performance conferred by the 2 Pro's new SoC: the Snapdragon 855 Plus.

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro has completed its first AnTuTu benchmarking test. It shows that the phone has stood up very well to this battery of assessment, and emerged with a total score of 405598. This is made up of CPU, GPU, UX and memory sub-scores. The upcoming 2 Pro has beaten its immediate predecessor in all but 1 of these categories.

Interestingly, this result, posted by AnTuTu on its own Weibo page, also shows that the Black Shark 2 Pro (or DLT-A0) unit used by this body in its testing runs on the Snapdragon 855 Plus. Previous benchmarking leaks failed to confirm that it was equipped with this processor, and not its own earlier variant the Snapdragon 855.

On that note, the 855 Plus has clearly demonstrated its GPU performance enhancements in these new scores. The Black Shark 2 Pro scored 192575 in this AnTuTu category, whereas the plain Black Shark 2 (which does integrate the 855) scored 167836.

Xiaomi's latest gaming phone is set for launch on July 30, 2019. It seems that it will be a solid contender against similar devices such as the Red Magic 3, which may also get its own Snapdragon 855 Plus variant in the near future. In addition, with the 12GB of RAM and 256 in storage seen in its AnTuTu results, it may even challenge the ASUS ROG Phone 2, which currently sits atop the wheel of gaming phones released in the second half of 2019.

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The Black Shark 2 Pro's main AnTuTu results page. (Source: Weibo)
The Black Shark 2 Pro's main AnTuTu results page. (Source: Weibo)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-07-26 (Update: 2019-07-28)