Xiaomi Black Shark Skywalker with Snapdragon 855 spotted on Geekbench

“The Xiaomi Black Shark Skywalker is expected to be the next loaded gaming offering from the brand”

Xiaomi launches gaming smartphones under its sub-brand Black Shark, with Black Shark Helo being the latest model in the line. Now, it seems that the phone maker is working on its next gaming smartphone and, from the looks of it, the upcoming smartphone will be a loaded offering as well. A new smartphone called Black Shark Skywalker has been spotted on the popular benchmarking website, Geekbench revealing several key features.


The upcoming smartphone has been listed on the website with the same name – Black Shark Skywalker. The listing reveals that the smartphone will come powered by a chipset called ‘msmnile‘ backed by 8GB of RAM. For the uninitiated, the msm prefix is generally used for the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. Further, earlier reports from the last year have suggested that Nile is the codename for the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. Thus it comes as no surprise that the smartphone scores 3,494 points in single core test and in multi-core test it bags 11,149 points, which is very impressive. However, other details of the upcoming smartphone, apart from Android Pie software, are not known at the moment.


To recap, the Black Shark Helo smartphone was the first to come with massive 10GB of RAM. The smartphone comes powered by he octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC like its predecessor, with HDR support for improved visual effects and Adreno 630 GPU. The gaming smartphone ships with a 6.01-inch full-HD+ (1,080 x 2,160 pixels) AMOLED screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and 430 nits brightness. In the camera department, it offers a 12-megapixel primary sensor with 1.25-micron pixels, f/1.75 aperture, 6-piece lens, aided by a 20-megapixel secondary with f/1.75 aperture and 1-micron pixel size on the rear. For selfies, there is a 24-megapixel selfie camera with 5-piece lens, f/2.2 aperture, and 1-micron pixels. A 4,000mAh battery with fast charging completes the spec sheet.

We can expect more information regarding the Black Shark Skywalker to pour in over in future, so stay tuned.