Earlier this week, Black Shark Malaysia confirmed that the Black Shark 4 Pro would be coming next week. Some Black Shark fans might be waiting to get the Black Shark 5 instead, but leaked specs suggest that it might not be good value.
According to a Chinese tipster (via GSMArena), the Black Shark 5 is essentially the Black Shark 4 with a new chipset. Specifically, it would come with a Snapdragon 888+ chipset instead of the Snapdragon 870. We also expect it to come with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Besides that, the Black Shark 5 series will allegedly feature the same Samsung E4 AMOLED display that has a refresh rate of 144Hz and a touch sampling rate of 720Hz. But there will be a slightly larger 4600mAh battery for the vanilla model and a 5000mAh battery for the Black Shark 5 Pro. Both models will support 120W fast charging.
If this leak is accurate, the standard Black Shark 5 would be better than its predecessor but not much better than the Black Shark 4 Pro. For more updates on this, stay tuned to TechNave.