Black Shark has recently confirmed that its first gaming smartphone would be unveiled on April 13. Soon after the announcement, a couple of leaked renders of the alleged phone had surfaced on Weibo. Black Shark CEO Wu Shimin was quick to respond that those renders were ugly and fake. The official Weibo account of the company has confirmed the antenna design of the upcoming gaming phone by Black Shark.
The Black Shark gaming phone will be the first phone to be equipped with “X” antenna design. This arrangement protects the antenna bands from getting covered by the palm while playing games on it. It will ensure stable signal connectivity and reduce the rate of calls.
Some of the Weibo users have shared the basic design of the Black Shark gaming phone which shows that the top-left corner has GPS and Wi-Fi receivers whereas the top-right corner has LTE receiver. The bottom corners have receivers for LTE and Wi-Fi MIMO. To say again, such an arrangement will provide users with immersive gaming experience without disturbing the proper functioning of the antennas.
Very few details of the Black Shark gaming phone have surfaced so far. Its AnTuTu listing that was spotted in February had revealed that the smartphone would be powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset and 8 GB of RAM. It will be running on custom ROM based on Android 8.0 Oreo and it will also feature some core MIUI features.
The handset has also appeared with the same specs on Geekbench. The exact size of the display of Black Shark gaming phone is not known, but the AnTuTu listing has revealed that it will be sporting an 18:9 aspect ratio display.
Black Shark is a newly established Chinese firm that is backed by Xiaomi. Also, JD.com is the official online retailer of Black Shark products for the next three years.