Xiaomi-funded Blackshark gaming phone scheduled for launch on April 13

Apr 3, 2018, 7:45 am

Shweta B.

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The recently established smartphone manufacturer Black Shark Technologies is to bring out a Snapdragon 845 mobile platform powered smartphone, the Xiaomi Blackshark, specialized for gaming purposes. An official invitation poster surfaced today confirms its launch on April 13, 3 PM, Chinese Standard Time.

The said poster invites Zhu Shangyu, a Xiaomi investor to the product launch event.

Plenty of details, starting with the “BlackShark” codename, has been surfacing for almost a month now. First spotted on AnTuTu, its Geekbench report reveals power-packed features such as Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8 GB of RAM and Android 8.0 Oreo.

Last week, a new report revealed the three upcoming variants of the same, namely: 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. The gaming phone supports Quick Charge 3.0 rapid charging technology and comes with a 120Hz display.

There is no official confirmation of the launch date as of yet.

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