Xiaomi’s smartphone game has been over the top these past few months. With the release of the Mi 9, Mi MiX 3 5G and not to forget the separation of the Redmi brand, Xiaomi has taken some very interesting steps in 2019. Gaming smartphones on the other hand are a separate debate, with more and more manufacturers focusing on gaming smartphones to take over the portable gaming market Xiaomi has shown its presence with the release of the Black Shark gaming smartphone.
The Black Shark franchise did come with quality internals just like all the other gaming smartphones but was easy on the wallet as well. As March 2019 comes to a solid start, the successor to Xiaomi’s gaming phone feels the need to present itself. Leaks and rumours have already started pouring out and this time its the Antutu Benchmarks.
The specifications of the device comprised of a Snapdragon 855 processor paired with the Adreno 640 GPU. As far as storage and memory is concerned, the leaked benchmark shows a phone with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Looking at the specifications we could say that the inclusion of the new 855 SoC is pretty justified since the previous phone housed an 845 SoC. With a total score of 355973, the phone does pack some solid power and when compared to the Galaxy S10, throws it in the water. The Galaxy S10 powered by the Exynos 9820 manages to score only 325076 coming in 30 thousand points short of the leaked score.
The phone hosts a display of resolution 2340×1080 with the latest Android 9 build. The phone does pack a massive punch and is undeniably on the higher end of the spectrum but is it really the way forward for gaming smartphones? At this point in this day and age, most shortcomings which gaming smartphones face is the lack of support and gaming titles for users to enjoy which is one of the most cruicial things to look out for.