A new smartphone packing top-end specifications has surfaced online on benchmarking website AnTuTu. This could be the device from Black Shark Technology Incorporated in which, China-based Xiaomi has invested.
The phone, which is codenamed “Blackshark” features specifications which you would expect from a flagship phone in 2018. The company was established in August 2017 and its Weibo account reveals that it is a mobile phone maker.
The AnTuTu listing reveals that the phone will feature a Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution. Under the hood, it is said to be powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 processor along with Adreno 630 GPU and 8GB RAM.
It packs 32GB of internal storage but we expected the device to have a microSD card slot, allowing users to further expand the storage capacity on the phone. We are also expecting either 64GB storage model or 128GB internal storage variant as well.
The device will be running on Android 8.0 (Oreo) operating system out-of-the-box. While there is no more information available at this time regarding the phone’s display, the phone might come with a 120Hz display in order to compete with the Razer Phone that was released last year.
The phone has scored 270680 points in AnTuTu — on-par with the upcoming Nubia NX606J that also shares a similar set of specifications. However, the Nubia’s device has 6GB of RAM while this Blackshark device packs 8GB of RAM. The impressive score of 270,680 is better than the alleged 265,267 score recorded for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9+.
Earlier reports suggested that Xiaomi has been working on a gaming phone. However, the company has not confirmed if they are working to offer a gaming phone under a sub-brand. It seems that we’ll have to wait to get more information about this phone.
Apart from Xiaomi, Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS is also rumored to be working on a gaming phone that is expected to launch later this year. It would be interesting to see if this becomes a new trend in the industry.