Black Shark, a Chinese firm that is backed by Xiaomi will be announcing its first gaming phone tomorrow. A leaked video of what appears to be the real Black Shark gaming phone has appeared on Weibo to reveal its front and rear design.
The below images that were snapped from the leaked video (available in source link) reveals that the Black Shark gaming phone has rounded corners. The front view of the handset suggests that it does not feature an elongated display. Hence, it is difficult to confirm whether the handset will be equipped with an 18:9 or 16:9 aspect ratio display by looking at the photo. However, the AnTuTu listing of the phone that had appeared in February had suggested that its screen would be supporting FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9.
The image suggests that the Black Shark gaming phone is comfortable enough for one-handed use. The side bezels appear thin, but the upper and bottom bezels are a bit thick. A home button that is most likely enabled with a fingerprint sensor is present on the bottom bezel of the phone.
Previous reports have revealed that the gaming phone will retain some of the core features of MIUI. The above image shows that the appearance of the icons is quite similar that of MIUI. This indicates that the Black Shark gaming phone will be running on a customized version of MIUI.
In the back ground of the above image, there is a box that contains the image of what looks like a Bluetooth gaming controller that could be attached to the topside of the phone. Users may attach it to the Black Shark phone and benefit from immersive gaming experience by holding it in a landscape mode.
Shown below is the previously seen photo with Bluetooth gaming controller connected at topside of the phone. The back panel sports a unique and sporty design. It has a horizontally arranged dual camera setup along with its LED flash at the top-left corner.
Previous reports have revealed that the Black Shark gaming phone that will be powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset will be coming in two models like 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. It is also expected to be equipped with fast charging enabled battery and a high refresh rate display.
JD.com is the official sales and promotional partner of the Black Shark company for the next three years. In collaboration with the Chinese retailer, Xiaomi has already started receiving reservations for the Black Shark gaming phone. The official sales of the Black Shark phone are slated to begin on April 20. As of this writing, there is no information available on its pricing.