Xiaomi's Black Shark unveiled the Black Shark 5 series in China last March, and we expect the company to announce the Black Shark 6 lineup around the same time this year. There's no word from Black Shark about the Black Shark 6 series yet, but thanks to reliable tipster Digital Chat Station, we now have a fair idea of what the Black Shark's 2023 flagships will have on offer.
According to DCS, the Black Shark 6 series will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC and pack a flat 2K screen with a centered punch hole for the selfie camera. The primary camera on the rear will use the 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, which could be joined by ultrawide and macro/telephoto macro units.
Black Shark 5 Pro
DCS says the Black Shark 6 series will feature dual speakers and come with the "strongest active cooling" for sustained performance. It will have a metal frame with a ceramic body texture, and fueling the entire package will be a 5,000 mAh battery with 120W charging.
It's unclear how many smartphones the Black Shark 6 series will consist of, but if last year's launch is anything to go by, we'll see a vanilla model joined by RS and Pro versions in China, with the regular and Pro variants making their global debut a few months later.