Black Shark, a newly formed company backed by Xiaomi is gearing up to launch its first gaming smartphone. Now, the company behind this upcoming gaming smartphone, Black Shark, has struck out of a deal with JD.com for sales and promotions of the phone.
According to the reports, Jingdong (JD.com) and Nanchang Black Shark Technology Co. Ltd. have signed a strategic cooperation agreement at the Jingdong Beijing headquarters. With this, Black Shark has become the first smartphone to have a strategic partnership with JD.com.
In his personal blog post, Wu Shimin, the founder, and CEO of Black Shark Technologies said that the company currently has more than 300 employees and over 90 percent of them are designers and engineers.
The phone, which is codenamed “Blackshark”, earlier appeared in AnTuTu listing. It features specifications which you would expect from a flagship phone in 2018. The smartphone 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 smartphone is expected to 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. It is also expected to come with a massive battery capacity.
Apart from Xiaomi, Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS is also rumored to be working on a gaming phone that is expected to launch later this year. Recently, Nubia CEO Ni Fei confirmed that the company is planning to build a gaming phone which is expected to be released in April. It would be interesting to see if the gaming smartphone becomes a new trend in the industry.