OnePlus 2 scores appear on AnTuTu database
Chinese social media networks are posting first benchmark scores of the OnePlus 2 running on the popular AnTuTu benchmark. The upcoming flagship reportedly scored 51500 points, which is far from spectacular. As expected from the Internet, conspiracies and "hate threads" quickly ballooned onto forums regarding the lower-than-expected scores. This has also made users question the processor in the upcoming smartphone: Is the OnePlus team really using a Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC?
We've previously reported that the OnePlus 2 would sport an updated Snapdragon 810 to avoid the overheating and throttling issues present on the current HTC One M9 and Sony Xperia Z3+. The problems were mitigated through firmware optimizations only. However, current data suggests that there is only one version of the Snapdragon 810 and no v2.1 for the OnePlus 2.
Later in the day, additional OnePlus 2 AnTuTu scores appeared with significantly higher values of up to 63719 points. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau was amused by the backlash on the scores through his Weibo account and stated that the low scores are to be expected during the pre-testing stage. Only after final optimizations can overall performance be gauged correctly.
As of Q1 2015, the top smartphone performer is the Samsung Galaxy S6 with a score of 67520 points. In comparison, the HTC One M9 scores 52709 points with its Snapdragon 810 SoC. It remains to be seen where the OnePlus 2 will fit into the picture until after its launch.