Tencent wants to acquire Black Shark – Gizchina.com


A few years ago Xiaomi decided to enter the gaming smartphone segment and for this in 2017 a sub-brand was created with a very aggressive name Black Shark. With the financial backing of Xiaomi, the sub-brand has released several devices that are selling well and the company has taken its part in the small niche of cellphones for gamers.

And now the message has come that Black Shark can be sold. A number of independent sources have signaled Tencent’s desire to acquire the Xiaomi sub-brand. It is a Chinese holding company specializing in the creation of games and a variety of digital content for interactive entertainment. It owns the WeChat mobile app for exchanging voice and text messages, as well as the Qzone social network, which is China’s largest and most popular.

At one point, Black Shark 3 came with Tencent participation and featured the Tencent Games logo on the back. Now the game studio wants to buy out the Black Shark brand. But not to enter the smartphone market. After the deal is closed, Black Shark’s business focus will shift from gaming smartphones to virtual reality devices. It is understood that Tencent will create content, Black Shark will provide access to virtual reality equipment.

It’s worth mentioning that recently BlackShark announced the Black Shark 4S and Black Shark 4S Pro smartphones in China, and here is a reminder of their specifications.

Black Shark 4S and Shark 4S Pro Specifications

  • 6.67-inch display (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD + 20: 9144 Hz, HDR 10+, 111% DCI – P3 color gamut; 1300 nits brightness, MEMC intelligent motion compensation technology
  • Black Shark 4S – Octa Core (1 x 3.2 GHz + 3 x 2.42 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 870 7 nm Mobile platform with GPU Adreno 650
  • BlackShark 4S Pro – Octa Core Snapdragon 888 Plus 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU
  • BlackShark-4S – 8 GB / 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128 GB (UFS 3.1) storage, 12 GB with 256 GB (UFS 3.1) storage
  • Black Shark 4S Pro – 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256 GB (UFS3.1 + SSD Disk Array 2.0); 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM with 512 GB storage (UFS3.1 + SSD Disk Array 2.0)
  • Android 11 with JoyUI 12.8
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 48MP (4S) / 64MP (4S Pro) rear camera with f / 1.79 aperture, LED flash; Ultra-wide 8MP 120 ° sensor with f / 2.4 aperture; 5MP super macro camera with f / 2.4 aperture
  • 20MP front camera with f / 2.45 aperture
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • 3.5mm audio jack, 7-magnet super linear 1226 dual speakers (4S Pro)
  • Dimensions: 163.69 × 76.21 x 9.9mm; Weight: 210g (4S) / 220 (4S Pro)
  • 5G SA / NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (2 × 2 MU-MIMO), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / GLONASS / Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC
  • 4500mAh battery with 120W fast charge, support QC, PD fast charge

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