Xiaomi Blackshark SKR-A0, company’s first gaming phone, appears with Snadpragon 845 and 8GB RAM


Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi is gearing up for the launch its first gaming smartphone, and it will be under its new brand ‘Blackshark‘. It is being believed that Xiaomi had acquired a stake in Blackshark a few months ago, and is gearing up for the launch of the smartphone since a long time.

Xiaomi Blackshark SKR-A0: Geekbench Score

Last month, the first Blackshark smartphone had made an appearance in AnTuTu’s database with some attractive feature set. Now, the phone has marked its entry in Geekbench’s database, and is going by the name Blackshark SKR-A0. The specifications of the phone found in Geekbench matches with the specs that were found in AnTuTu’s database. The benchmark information reveals a score 2,452 points in the single-core test and 8,452 points in the multi-core test.


Xiaomi Blackshark SKR-A0: Rumored Specifications

Going by the Geekbench listing, we can see that the Blackshark SKR-A0 is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that is clocked at 1.77GHz. Furthermore, the handset appears to be packing 8GB of RAM and it could be paired with 128GB or 256GB of UFS internal storage.

Apart from that we also can see that the smartphone is running Android 8.0. However, we still don’t know whether the phone will ship with stock Android or Xiaomi’s custom user interface, MIUI. The phone appears to be performing better than the Snapdragon 845 variant of the Samsung Galaxy S9+, which had scored 2422 points in the single-core test and 8351 points in the multi-core test.

It is also being rumoured that the Blackshark phone will use of an aviation-class cooling system for greater performance and lower CPU and GPU throttling, top-class digital signal processor (DSP), which will result in a best-in-class performance for the gamers. Stay tuned with us to learn more about the phone, as we will be reporting more details when Xiaomi introduces this smartphone.

Xiaomi Blackshark SKR-A0: The Competition

Needless to say that the real-world performance of the Blackshark phone could vary from what the benchmark scores suggest. As far as the competition for this upcoming gaming smartphone is concerned, it will face fierce competition from the Razer Phone, which comes with a 120Hz screen, really loud stereo speakers, Snapdragon 835 processor, 8GB of RAM, a cooling system for better performance., and a huge 4000mAh battery.