Black Shark gaming smartphone will be unveiled on Friday. The Xiaomi-backed firm has claimed that the Black Shark phone will be the first real smartphone that has been designed for gaming. In the recent past, the rumor mill had leaked some images of the Black Shark phone. However, the company immediately confirmed that those images are fake. Today, a new image of the Black Shark phone has appeared on Weibo to reveal the appearance of its rear panel.
The above shows the rear view of the real Black Shark phone. Its top portion seems to be attached with a removable Bluetooth handle that may feature an analogue joystick and cross keys. An official teaser from the company also confirms that it may come with support for attachable Bluetooth handle. This reminds of the Nintendo Switch gaming console that featured removable game controllers on both sides on a 7-inch screen.
The leaked photo of the Black Shark gaming shows that it will be featuring horizontally arranged dual camera setup that is accompanied by an LED flash. The Black Shark logo is present towards the center of the back panel. Since the fingerprint scanner is missing from the rear, it seems to be placed below the 18:9 aspect ratio display at the front.
A previous report had revealed that it will be equipped with “X” antenna design to prevent the users from covering the antenna with their palms while enjoying games on it. A sketch of the phone that shows placement of receivers for GPS, Wi-Fi, dual 4G LTE and Wi-Fi MIMO at its corners resembles with the rear design that has been revealed in the new photo.
The Black Shark gaming is expected to arrive with a high refresh rate enabled OLED screen. The Snapdragon 845 SoC will be present under its hood. It is speculated to arrive in 128 GB and 256 GB storage variants that will respectively feature 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM. It will be running on Android 8.0 Oreo based custom ROM, but it will include some of the core features of the MIUI.