Earlier this year, Xiaomi launched the Black Shark 4 series of flagship gaming smartphones powered by the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, featuring 144Hz displays, 120W charging, and 4,500mAh batteries. According to a trusted insider, the Chinese manufacturer will release a next-generation gaming smartphone before the end of the year.

According to the Chinese whistleblower Digital Chat Station, known for its correct predictions, more like controlled information leaks, the new product will be built on the most advanced Snapdragon 888+ mobile platform currently released. For example, it is used in the latest flagships Mi Mix 4 and Honor Magic 3 Pro.

According to an insider, the model was codenamed KTUS-A0. The flagship chipset differs from the standard Snapdragon 888 in a higher frequency — it reaches 3 GHz. For comparison, Snapdragon 888 has a frequency of 2.84 GHz. In addition, the informant indicates that the new smartphone will somehow increase the performance of artificial intelligence by 20%.

The digital chat station notes that the new version of Black Shark will receive 100-watt charging. In fact, this means a downgrade — the predecessor of the fourth generation supported 120 watts of power. While other details about the new product are unknown, the manufacturer itself refrains from official statements and has not released official teasers. It can be expected that the model will receive minimal improvements — the current generation Black Shark flagships are already using the highest performing configuration for 2021.