Xiaomi Blackshark Looks Like a Handheld Game Console

Xiaomi Blackshark

Recently, a Xiaomi partner company, Nanchang Black Shark Technology Co., Ltd. sent out invitations for the conference, where the new gaming phone should release. According to the invitation letters, the Xiaomi Blackshark gaming phone will make its way in Beijing on April 13. This is the world’s first gaming smartphone. So it should look agreeably. Until today, we have heard rumors concerning its hardware only. But now the leaked posters show how this amazing handset will look.

Xiaomi Blackshark

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Previously, we have heard Xiaomi is not the sole manufacturer of the Xiaomi Blackshark smartphone. Later, it’s become known Xiaomi has made huge investments in this project but the actual manufacturer is Xiaochang Nanchang Black Shark Technology Co. Ltd. Today, it’s confirmed officially. As they said, ‘The BlackShark gaming phone is a brand new investment of Xiaomi. So in the future, we will focus more on gaming phones and come in with more products’.

According to Wu Shimin, founder and CEO of Black Shark Technology, the team members of the BlackShark Gaming Phone came from various manufacturers such as Huawei, Samsung, and Tencent. They are experts in their fields. The company currently has more than 300 employees and over 90% are designers and engineers. This simply means Xiaomi pays attention to the appearance and the gaming performance equally.

Earlier, the Xiaomi Blackshark has spotted in AnTuTu and GeekBench databases. According to them, the phone will be sporting a Snapdragon 845 chip scoring up to 270K at AnTuTu. Apart from this, the processor is assumed to be coupled with an 8GB of RAM to handle all kinds of heavy games.

As for the appearance, the phone looks like the Nintendo Switch. But the control parts are more ergonomic. It’s logical – we are dealing with a smartphone.

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  1. Giulio Dainese
    April 3, 2018

    Now gaming smartphones start having sense…

    • nobitakun
      April 5, 2018

      ya kiddin’, right?

    • Giulio Dainese
      April 5, 2018

      i hate “gaming” on a smartphone, because tapping on a flat screen doesn’t give you any feedback… but with some phisical buttons maybe can be better! maybe in the future we can achieve something like the nintendo switch, with some interesting games remastered for android, idk…

  2. Ailan Hidaz
    April 3, 2018

    No this is NOT the first gaming smart phone. That was the N-gage. But if you want to be more Specific, there was the Xperia Play which is Android based. Oh but hey let’s forget the most recent and most relevant GAMING SMART PHONE, the Razer phone… I’m not surprised at who wrote this article.

    • Shad8x .
      April 3, 2018

      Exactly, I was just about to say this.

  3. Shad8x .
    April 3, 2018

    Looks more like a gaming tablet than gmaing smartphone. Hopefully those joysticks, grips, joy-con looking things are removable so you can use it as an actual smartphone too, without looking stupid. If thats right, this is perfect gaming smartphone. The only thing that makes mobile gaming uncomfortable is the lack of physical buttons and joysticks.

  4. TheObserver
    April 3, 2018

    Needless to say if these are not removable this is more than stupid.
    I mean as a smartphone.
    As a direct switch competitor it is fine I guess.

  5. LordDavon
    April 3, 2018

    Wow. It is the MatriMax iPlay 7 used for fake images They are using edited MatriMax iPlay pics for this. I believe that is the Matrimax “M” home button under the left joystick and they tried hiding the iplay on the top left of the screen.

    Is this an April Fools joke?

    Here is the Matrimax at Gearbest. Notice the same images used:

  6. Lazar Prodanovic
    April 3, 2018

    Whose thinking about the conceptual look of gaming smartphone & it pretty much comes up to a similar looks but mine imagine one is more fat with larger DSLR like grips on both sides, joystick is the same & top buttons… How ever my concept is different as it would have 3 parts. Two plastic ones on both sides packing two batteries & other small controls parts while central one would be a three plates heat spread direct central one on the SoC with two heat pipes one to each side to one of the plates while circuit board would pack other SoC peripherals under (NAND, RAM…) under those vertical heat spread side plates. Different choice of materials between side & central cooling part would help improve both natural feel & grip while it would also conduct less heat. This way at least 5W thermal headroom envelope could be reached sustainable (which is twice as much compared to the today standard solutions). Batteries are still a biggest problem as they would had to be a huge capacity one’s but that is not a problem problem is they are heavy so let’s say cooler pared with 2x 5Ah batteries (100 grams each and everything else & you are already at 300~350 grams which in this case should be a upper limit as if it would be heavier it would be really uncomfortable for long holding in hands at least weight balance would remain good. I know 300~350 grams sounds like much but after all their is a lot of over the ear headphones without similar weight. Funny thing is I never even thought about where to put rare camera. Now when mentioned I would probably put two of those on edges between side parts and cooling plates so that it can operate as stereo topic cam & remains good for mixed classical reality and completely new dimension of true mixed 3D VR-AR. Those are basics. Display should stay 6″ 2K 16:9 Amoled so that it still can be heald normally in landscape with one hand & remains big enough for conformable use & to fit to VR glasses. S845 ain’t exactly the best design for a gaming nor a VR, actually it’s rather bad design however you put it but that’s entirely another topic.

  7. Cinegain
    April 3, 2018

    Reminds me of the Archos GamePad (and GamePad 2).

  8. Cyril Dieudonné
    April 4, 2018

    Not the first one at all, there are shitload of gaming smartphone in China, with pretty much similar look… come on…