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Xiaomi Gaming Smartphone to Launch on April 13, May Come with External Controller

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is gearing up to launch its gaming smartphone on April 13. The smartphone is being developed with Black Shark Technology, a game production company owned by Xiaomi. The smartphone will directly compete with the Razer phone launched last year in November and the rumored gaming smartphone from ASUS.

The new report comes from TechRadar, which has received an official invite confirming the device’s launch date. The invite, however, does not reveal anything about the specs or any other feature, and other information about the smartphone is very scarce.

The Xiaomi Black Shark was first spotted in Feb this year on the benchmarking website Antutu. The listing revealed the smartphones would feature a display with FHD+ ( 2160 x 1080 pixel) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, it will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 coupled with 8 GB RAM and 32 GB storage and is likely to feature expandable memory options through a micro SD card. There is also a good possibility the smartphone will be available in either 64 GB or 128 GB internal memory variants. It will run on Android 8.0 Oreo. Unfortunately, Antutu doesn’t reveal any score for single-core and multi-core tests but a total point score on which the smartphone scored a whopping 270680 points.

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Photo Credit: Black Shark/ Weibo

Another leak from Weibo suggests that the device will have a compatible controller. This will be something new and not seen on the Razer gaming phone.

As for now, the price and availability remain a mystery, and we are yet to get an official announcement from the company. But given the flagship level specs and the rare segment, there may be only a few pieces and launch in only specific markets. So hurry up and grab yours on April 13.

About Mrinmoy Choudhury

He is an experienced Journalist. He had been writing for several leading publications too. At DealNTech he covers the latest news of mobiles every day and always strives to provide quality content. He is also a web-designer and graphical designer. Email: [email protected]

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