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Black Shark teases new gaming smartphone with a Snapdragon 855+ processor

After Asus introduced their ROG Phone II, it’s now Black Shark’s turn to introduce a new gaming smartphone. The Xiaomi-backed gaming-centric brand had just posted a teaser image of their upcoming device which is expected to be called the Black Shark 2 Pro.

The image above reveals a different lighting effect for its rear panel. The outline looks similar to the current Black Shark 2 and it comes with two lighting strips in the middle.

Black Shark 2

We don’t have full details yet but Black Shark has more or less confirmed that it will run on the latest Snapdragon 855+ processor that has a higher clocked CPU and GPU for 15% better graphics performance.

According to a listing on Geekbench, the Black Shark 2 Pro will come with 12GB of RAM. The new gaming device will be announced officially on the 30th of July China.

As a reference, the current Black Shark 2 is running on a Snapdragon 855 processor that comes with either 8GB RAM + 125GB storage or 12GB RAM + 256GB of storage. It has a 6.39″ AMOLED Full HD+ display with dual-front facing stereo speakers.

Powering the device is a 4,000mAh battery which supports 27W fast charging via USB-C. Unfortunately, the device doesn’t come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Can the new Pro model compete with the ROG Phone II? We’ll find out more next week.

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