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Xiaomi Teases Black Shark Gaming Smartphone With Curvy corners

Xiaomi is getting ready to launch a gaming-oriented phone, similar to what we've seen with the Razer Phone. The phone is slated for an official unveil next Friday, April 13, and a new teaser out gives us a glimpse at the design language. There isn't much to see, but at least we can look forward to a phone with rounded corners on all sides.

The latest piece of news surrounding the Black Shark is a teaser that pulls back the covers on the corner of the phone, revealing a smartphone body with a large-curved corner, contrasting the Razer phone’s blocky appearance. The text in the picture translates to "Born to compete" and features a fencer with a sabre splitting their face and the phone down the middle, which sets the tone well for a gaming smartphone.

There is a power key on the side being teased, but no volume rocker, so we are expecting the volume rocker to be on the opposite side of the device. By contrast, we’ve seen many Chinese phone makers put the power key and volume buttons on the same side.

The phone is rumored to have a Snapdragon 845 and may come with between 6GB and 8GB of RAM and we’re hoping to see 256GB of internal storage to pack away all those games. We are also expecting a display supporting 120Hz refresh rates and HDR support. Otherwise, we don’t know too much more about the device’s hardware itself. And it's likely the phone will feature a similar stereo speaker configuration as the Mi mix 2S. We can’t wait to hear more about this once April 13 rolls around. 

With the launch set for next Friday, we should know all about Xiaomi's upcoming Black Shark phone in a week's time. In the meantime, what would you like to see from the device? Share your thoughts in the comments.