Xiaomi-backed Black Shark is ready to debut a gaming smartphone next week. an official invite has confirmed that the gaming smartphone, that is rumored to require on Razer Phone, is launching in Beijing, China, on April 13. The invite sports a Mi logo to confirm that Black Shark is supported by Xiaomi. it's still expected that handset won't come with Xiaomi's branding as it will target at developed markets wherever it is not easy to pronounce and spell the word "Xiaomi". (Read More on Xiaomi Black Shark, Launching)
The invite that has surfaced on Weibo does not show the design of the Black Shark phone. However, it highlights the name of the Black Shark brand alongside confirming the launch schedule. The invite additionally features Xiaomi's Mi logo. Notably, the Beijing-based company reportedly made an undisclosed investment in Black Shark to start out bringing new gaming devices. This has been confirmed by the presence of Mi logo on the Black Shark launch invite.
Last week, an official Black Shark account on Weibo posted a teaser that points to the availability of a Snapdragon 845 SoC on the upcoming smartphone. an AnTuTu listing confirmed that the Black Shark phone can come with a full-HD+
(1080 x 2160 pixels) display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 32GB of onboard storage.
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Similarly, a listing on Geekbench highlighted that the new handset can run Android 8.0 oreo and include 8GB of RAM. all these specifications make the Black Shark a close competition against the Razer Phone, although it's not going to be as pricey because the Razer Phone as Xiaomi has so far maintained a record of launching low-margin devices.