06 February 2019
Xiaomi is working on the successor to the Black Shark and it’s evident from a post made by Xiaomi Product Director Wang Teng Thomas on the Chinese social media site Weibo. His post reflects how excited he’s to see the Black Shark 2. He even addresses the phone to be “full of personality, very cool” and “too fast.” Xiaomi’s Black Shark line includes the gaming smartphones with high-end specifications and the successor will even bring more to the table.
His post doesn’t reveal anything new but we can relate it with a leak arrived in January. A new phone addressed as Black Shark Skywalker was spotted on Geekbench site and the listing revealed some good scores and the key specs that include the Snapdragon 855 processor and the 10GB RAM. It’s likely that the Skywalker is the Black Shark 2 with some impressive specs. The listing also revealed that it runs on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.
We can’t comment on the launch of the device but it’s expected to launch at MWC 2019 event as several other devices based on the Snapdragon 855 are also expected to launch around the same time of the biggest mobile trade show of this year.
It should be noted that the Black Shark is only available in China, the UK, and Europe. It came with 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and a few gaming-specific features among other key specifications.
We may get to hear about this phone in the coming days. So stay tuned.