Back in February, we reported about an upcoming gaming smartphone of Xiaomi. Now a new handset of the company has been spotted which to some extent establishes that the previous reports have some truth.
In latest development, a Xiaomi Blackshark named handset has been spotted in the Geekbench – a benchmarking website. Earlier it was spotted on Antutu too.
The so called Xiaomi Blackshark has Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, Snapdragon 845 SoC, and 8GB of RAM, as per the Geekbench listing.
The Antutu listing had mentioned 32 GB of internal storage, a display with 1080×2160 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.
Currently, the Mi Mix 2 is the costliest phone of Xioami at Rs 32,999. It offers 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It comes with a 5.99-inch (2160 x 1080) Super AMOLED with an 18:9 full-screen display and a bezel-less display. It is powered by 2.45 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 64-bit processor coupled with 6GB RAM and 128 internal storage along with Adreno 540 GPU. The dual-SIM smartphone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat operating with MIUI 9 and has a non-removable 3400 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
It offers a 12-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, Sony IMX386 sensor, 4-axis OIS, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, PDAF, HDR. On the right of the lens is a dual LED flash and below it is a fingerprint scanner. In the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera that supports face recognition and also has autofocus.
Now if Xiaomi indeed brings the Blackshark with 8 GB RAM, then it is most likely to be its flagship smartphone. So expect a premium price tag.
Xiaomi has so far kept the fight in the low and mid-range segment but now it seems the Chinese smartphone maker is getting ready to challenge the top end smartphone makers.