Black Shark Technology Incorporated, a newly formed smartphone manufacturing company, which is backed by Xiaomi, is gearing up to launch its first gaming smartphone. The upcoming smartphone, which is expected to be named Black Shark, has already been leaked online.
While the previous leaks surrounding the Black Shark gaming smartphone had suggested that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor, the company has now officially confirmed this.
The company has released a poster of the upcoming smartphone which mentions that the Black Shark gaming smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm‘s flagship Snapdragon 845 SoC to provide a smoother gaming experience. This is the same chipset that is powering almost all of the flagship smartphones launched this year.
In addition to this, last week, the company had revealed that the phone will come with “Shark Space” — a feature that is similar to the Game Center feature.
Recently, Black Shark’s chief executive officer announced a lucky draw contest on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo. As a part of the contest, the company will select 3 lucky winners on 30th March who will then receive Black Shark gaming smartphone.
The previously leaked specs suggest that the phone will feature a Full HD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. It will pack 8GB RAM and 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 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.
The company recently signed a cooperation agreement with JD.com for sales and promotions. With the company revealing the phone’s specifications, organizing contests, and forming partnerships for the phone, it seems that the official launch date of the Black Shark gaming smartphone is not far away.