The phone is likely to come with the Snapdragon 888. The next Black Shark phone could also be accompanied by a Pro variant.
Black Shark has been a pioneer in releasing gaming phones and competes with the likes of the RoG Phone and OnePlus. The company, just like OnePlus and Apple, releases only one or two phones in a year and are making their presence known worldwide in the smartphone gaming industry.
Last year, the company released two phones, the Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro, which were powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset. As per reports, there is a possibility that the company might release the Black Shark 4 or Black Shark 5, by March this year.
Black Shark CEO Luo Yuzhou took it to Weibo, hinting at the arrival of the new Black Shark phone. The CEO wrote “Love it, I think you are truly invincible” on the Weibo post. The phone is speculated to be powered by a Snapdragon 888 SoC. Before the official announcement of the chip, the company had claimed that Black Shark will be one of the first OEMs to launch the phone with the new Snapdragon flagship chipset.
As the company had released two phones last year, this year we can expect a Pro variant along with the standard one. Most Chinese manufacturers are known to skip the number four in their product line-up and Black Shark being one of them, might skip the name Black Shark 4 and name the next variant Black Shark 5.
No further information is available regarding the specifications and release date of the phone from the company. A recent leak from the company had revealed that the next phone is codenamed “Emperor” and will see a design refresh along with faster-charging technology.