In just a week, Black Shark, backed by Xiaomi is going to announce its first gaming phone. The company is going to compete with Razer Phone by releasing the first “real” gaming smartphone. According to an official teaser surfaced a few days ago, the handset will be officially announced on April 13. Now, another official teaser has been published and it reveals some details about the design of the phone. The teaser consists of an image with a fencer splitting its face with a sword.
On the left of the sword, there is its face, while on the right we can partially see the Xiaomi Black Shark smartphone. The gaming phone appears to have rounded corners unlike the Razer Phone which has a sharp design. It is a totally different form factor from the flagship by Razer. Further, the image reveals the presence of antenna bands near the corners, so it is confirmed that the device will sport a frame made of aluminum. The device appears with a power key on the right side, but there is no volume rocker near the power key, and this should mean that it will be placed on the opposite side.
Unfortunately, no other details about design and specs have been revealed through this teaser. According to the latest reports, Xiaomi Black Shark will come with an even better hardware side than Razer Phone. Under the hood, it is expected to have an octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is actually the best mobile platform ever released by Qualcomm, and it runs at a max frequency of 2.8 GHz. The SoC should be paired with up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of internal storage. We also expect to see a very innovative display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and the HDR technology.