Snapdragon 845-powered OnePlus 6 pays a visit to AnTuTu, manages to beat the iPhone X
Preliminary AnTuTu scores of the upcoming OnePlus flagship, the OnePlus 6, have leaked and they look highly promising. In benchmark results obtained by Android Central, the OnePlus 6 seemed to have scored an impressive score of 276,510. The score is impressive not just because it is worthy of a flagship, but also because of the fact that the OnePlus 6 has managed to beat every available and rumored device out there — including heavyweights such as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the iPhone X.
For perspective, the Galaxy S9 sporting the same Snapdragon 845 SoC as the OnePlus 6 is purported to sport scored 265,000 in AnTuTu while the iPhone X with its A11 Bionic SoC posted a high score of 226,000.
The benchmark screenshots also seem to corroborate another interesting tidbit — that the OnePlus 6 will indeed sport an iPhone X-esque notch. This is evident from the fact that there is a clear space at the top of the screenshot flanked on the left by the clock and a truncated icon set on the right. The aspect ratio of the screenshot is also 19:9 instead of the the now common 18:9. While we are not great fans of the notch design, especially when there is no legitimate reason to have it, it looks like we will have to contend with most flagships of 2018 sporting notched displays.
We are seeing leaks coming in by the dozen of new phones expected to make their mark in 2018. While the first few months of the year saw a lot of leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, we are now seeing information trickling in about much anticipated phones such as the OnePlus 6 and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. It must be mentioned here that it is the overall experience and not just benchmark scores alone that must be factored in a purchase decision but it is still refreshing to see OnePlus leading the pack for a change. We just hope that the OnePlus 6 does not throw up any unwarranted surprises like its predecessor.