Black Shark with Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM surfaces in benchmarks, could be Xiaomi’s first gaming phone

A new smartphone codenamed Blackshark has surfaced on AnTuTu, revealing that it is a top-end smartphone. This hints that it could be Black shark technology incorporated, in which Xiaomi has invested. The company’s website shows that it has been established  in August 2017 and its weibo account reveals that it is a mobile phone maker. The teaser on its website shows some kind of a gaming device.

The AnTuTu listing reveals that the phone will be powered by Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 GPU and 8GB of RAM. It also reveals 32GB of storage, Android 8.0 (Oreo) and 2160 x 1080 FHD+ 18:9 display.

The phone has scored 270680 points in AnTuTu, which is on-par with the upcoming Nubia NX606J that share similar specifications, but it has 6GB of RAM instead of 8GB of RAM.

Xiaomi has not confirmed if they are working on a gaming phone under a sub brand. It might come with a 120 Hz display to compete with the Razer Phone. We will have to wait to find out more details about the mysterious smartphone.

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