Black Shark 5 To Debut Soon: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Is On Board

Recently, we learned that Tencent is going to acquire Black Shark and will use its potential in its upcoming VR equipment. So not in vain, many users had concerns about the yet-to-be-announced Black Shark 5 gaming smartphones. But when the rumors began spreading, Black Shark issued an official statement saying that the phone will hit the market according to the plan. Today, they announced that the phone is on the road and will come soon. Also, they confirmed that inside, it will carry the muchpraised Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Black Shark 5

Previously, we learned that the Black Shark 5 series mobile phones would come standard with an upgraded 4600mAh dual-cell battery. Also, these models will support 100W flash charging. Apart from this and the flagship processor, the phone will boast an ultra-high refresh rate screen. The system will be still based on Android 12. In fact, it’s the same as Xiaomi’s MIUI but with some notable changes. So JOYUI is another good creation of Xiaomi in some sense.

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Black Shark 5 Pro Features

Well, there are more details about the series. And what we said above refers not to all models. According to the current news, the lineup will include two models – the vanilla version and the Pro version. All the above-mentioned features refer to the base version. Many hardware and software features of the Black Shark 5 Pro are similar to the “regular” version. But these are separate smartphones. So it’s logical they will differ in some aspects. Say, the Pro version will get 5000mAh and the fast-charging power will be at 120W. It will also have a 6.8-inch OLED screen with QuadHD+ resolution with a refresh rate of 144Hz.

As said, Tencent is preparing to acquire Black Shark Technology, a subsidiary of Xiaomi Group, for 2.7 billion yuan ($0.42 billion). But the deal is still under negotiation. After the transaction is completed, Black Shark’s future business focus will shift from gaming phones to VR devices as a whole – Tencent provides content, and Black Shark provides VR hardware access.

Lastly, the Black Shark 5 is not going to be the only gaming smartphone coming after the Chinese New Year. Recently, we also learned that the Red Magic 7 has passed TENAA certification. Thus, it will be launched quite soon. Also, we learned about some of its features. And we have to say, in some aspects, it even outruns the Black Shark 5. Say, it will come with the industry’s first 165W charging.

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