Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phone spotted with flagship processor, lots of RAM
The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo
Razer might be exiting the gaming phone market but Xiaomi still seems quite interested. In fact, a new benchmark sighting suggests the Chinese brand is already developing its third Black Shark-branded device.
Listed as the Black Shark ‘AAA,’ the upcoming smartphone managed to score a very respectable 11,413 points on the multi-core test. The single-core result of 3,516 points is certainly nothing to laugh about either.
Unlike the previous two devices which packed Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, this smartphone is powered by the newer and more powerful Snapdragon 855. In this particular case, the chip is paired with a whopping 12GB of RAM. However, a version with 8GB of RAM is to be expected too.
As for what else can be expected from the new Black Shark gaming phone, the Geekbench listing reveals the presence of Android 9 Pie. If the previous release is anything to go by, a dual-camera setup on the rear is extremely likely too. A large battery of around 4,000mAh is to be expected as well.
Xiaomi recently confirmed that a second-generation Black Shark smartphone was on the way. Unfortunately, no concrete release date was provided. With the one-year anniversary of the original coming up next month, though, perhaps the Black Shark 2 will hit shelves in late April.