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Xiaomi executive confirms existence of 3rd-gen Black Shark gaming phone

A new Black Shark is apparently to be released soon. (Source: Xiaomi)
A new Black Shark is apparently to be released soon. (Source: Xiaomi)
Wang Teng Thomas, Xiaomi’s product director, has written a post on Weibo indicating that a follow-up to the 2018 Black Shark Helo is on the way. The executive claimed to have seen this phone in the flesh, describing it as "too fast". However, no further details on this next-gen gaming device were discussed.

Xiaomi is one of a growing number of OEMs associated with the production of gaming-focused smartphones (or the possibility thereof). Its take on this mobile device niche is called the Black Shark, a line with a first generation that debuted in early 2018, followed by a refresh of the same later that year. An executive at this company, Wang Teng Thomas, has claimed to have seen the next device in this series in person.

This device, which could be called the Black Shark 2 or Black Shark 2019, was described as "too fast" by Thomas in his Weibo post on the subject. Therefore, this may be confirmation that working prototypes of the phone, at least, are available. However, this apparent fact was not accompanied by any further details, including when this Black Shark iteration may be released.

Based on its predecessors, this device may be powered by the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset on its release. Its RAM capacity is likely to comfortably accommodate 6GB at least; the Black Shark Helo had a 10GB SKU after all. In terms of industrial design, it is likely to follow the prevailing LED-logo trend for yet another generation.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-02- 4 (Update: 2019-02- 4)