“The Black Shark 2 Pro is said to have scored 456,571 points on AnTuTu, which is much lower than the company’s claim of 500,610 points“
Black Shark 2 Pro was launched in China yesterday and arrived as the brand’s first phone to utilise the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor. At the event, Black Shark flaunted the AnTuTu benchmark score of the phone, which at 500,610 is the highest in the world for a smartphone. However, the Black Shark 2 Pro AnTuTu score in real life is less than 500,000, claims a user who has used the smartphone. Posted on Weibo, the benchmark screenshots reveal that the Black Shark 2 Pro actually has a real-life AnTuTu score of 456,571 points, which is significantly lesser than what the company projected at the launch event of the device.
It’s worth mentioning that the real-life AnTuTu score of the Black Shark 2 Pro is still way higher than the 405,598 points spotted on the benchmarking app before the phone launched. It is quite possible that Xiaomi optimised the CPU of the phone after the first AnTuTu score of the handset was released. In other aspects, the latest real-life score of the Black Shark 2 Pro reveals that the handset scored 190,193 points on the GPU test and 140,041 points on the CPU test.
Black Shark 2 Pro specifications
The Black Shark 2 Pro sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED display bearing a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels, and boots MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie. The Snapdragon 855 Plus processor onboard has clock speed of 2.96GHz. The handset is equipped with several gaming-centric features like a TrueView display with a high refresh rate, the next-gen Liquid Cooling system, and several optional accessories to enhance your gaming experience. The other highlights include 12GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, 48MP + 13MP dual rear cameras, and a 4,000mAh fast-charging battery.
The Black Shark 2 Pro price in China starts at RMB 2,999 (about Rs 30,000) for the base variant with 128GB storage, while the higher-end model with 256GB costs RMB 3,499 (roughly Rs 35,000). The company hasn’t yet announced the global availability of the handset.