Black Shark 3 Pro 5G takes a bite out of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro's short-lived AnTuTu record
Xiaomi has been having a fine old time running its smartphones on the AnTuTu benchmark. Not only did the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro manage a very decent score lately (although with the help of a software update and a particularly favorable setting), the Black Shark 3 Pro 5G has now also become the cream of the crop thanks to the Snapdragon 865 that it sports.
According to a post on Weibo made by Black Shark’s CEO, the Black Shark 3 Pro 5G gaming smartphone managed to rack up a score of 620,952 points on AnTuTu. This is not the first time an SD 865-based smartphone has delivered the goods with this particular benchmark: There is the above-mentioned Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and not long ago we reported about a Realme device (Realme X50 Pro) scoring over 574,000 points.
Looking at the current AnTuTu v8 chart for January 2020 gives a good idea at just how much performance smartphones with a Snapdragon 865 can offer in comparison with devices utilizing older SoCs. For instance, the chart champion on show is the Asus ROG Phone 2 on 507,051 points, and of course that gaming smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 855 Plus chip. The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro 5G (along with the regular Black Shark 3) is expected to be launched on March 3.