Black Shark Technologies, a recently established smartphone manufacturing firm funded by Xiaomi had recently confirmed that it would be soon unveiling a Snapdragon 845 mobile platform powered gaming smartphone. An official invitation poster that has surfaced today confirms that the Black Shark gaming phone would be launching on April 13.
The poster shown below invites Zhu Shangzu, a partner of Xiaomi’s investment department to the Black Shark event. This is a clear indication that the Xiaomi is backing the newly formed company. The invitation of the Black Shark’s upcoming gaming smartphone states that its launch event will be held on April 13 at 3 PM in China.
Plenty of details of the Black Shark gaming phone has already surfaced in the recent weeks. It was first spotted with “BlackShark” codename on AnTuTu around a month ago. It had also appeared on Geekbench with Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8 GB of RAM and Android 8.0 Oreo.
Leaked information that surfaced in the previous week had claimed that the handset would be arriving to the market in three variants such as 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. The Black Shark gaming phone will also carry support for Quick Charge 3.0 rapid charging technology. Like the Razer Phone, the Black Shark gaming phone is pegged to arrive with a 120Hz display.
As of this writing, there is no confirmation on the release date of the Black Shark gaming phone.