The Black Shark 4S Pro takes the AnTuTu crown from the RedMagic 6S Pro after just a month
The RedMagic 6S Pro's reign as AnTuTu's highest-scoring smartphone has ended, just a month after the device ascended to the top of the company's benchmarking leaderboard. In its place arrives the Black Shark 4S Pro, which launched in the middle of October.
To recap, the Black Shark 4S Pro has a Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC, matching the RedMagic 6S Pro. However, the Black Shark 4S Pro also has UFS 3.1 and SSD storage arranged in a RAID, a unique feature in smartphones. According to Black Shark, the RAID array provides the Black Shark 4S Pro with 55% higher read speeds than if it only had UFS 3.1 storage.
While AnTuTu's official score is not as high as the one that leaked last month, the Black Shark 4S Pro posted 875,902 points. As the image below shows, that score puts the Black Shark 4S Pro approximately 2% ahead of the RedMagic 6S Pro and 5% beyond the ASUS ROG Phone 5.
Presumably, the Black Shark 4S Pro will remain top of AnTuTu's pile until Snapdragon 898-powered smartphones come to market, or even those with Exynos 2200 SoCs. Neither are expected to make their way onto shelves until January 2022, though.