A new Black Shark phone codenamed as “kaiser” was seen at the Google Play Console at the end of January. The model number of the device was found to be KSR-A0. Over the weekend, another Black Shark smartphone with the “penrose” codename appeared at the Google Play Console along with the “PSR-A0” model number. While the Kaiser device was believed to be the Black Shark 4, it is speculated that the Penrose handset could be arriving in the market as the Black Shark 4 Pro.
What is weird about the Google Play Console listing of the PSR-A0 handset is that it is seen with the Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, which powered last year’s Black Shark smartphones. The Kaiser phone was spotted with the dated Snapdragon 835 chipset onboard. The name of the processor seems to be incorrectly mentioned for both handsets at the Google Play Console as they are expected to come with the latest Snapdragon 888 mobile platform.
The alleged Black Shark 4 Pro has 12 GB of RAM and it boots to Android 10 OS. The image of the phone found in the listing shows that it could be sporting a punch-hole display with a cutout for the selfie camera at the top-center. The size of the screen is not known yet, but the listing reveals that it offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio.
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The left side of the purported Black Shark 4 Pro seems to feature a volume rocker. The right edge of the phone could be equipped with shoulder buttons for gaming. The other details of the smartphone are yet to be revealed.
The PSR-A0 model is yet to appear in the database of China’s TENAA certification. The KSR-A0 variant was certified by TENAAAndroid 11 OS. Last month, the KSR-A0 handset was seen at AnTuTu benchmarks with a remarkable benchmarking score of 788,505 points. The Black Shark 4 series is expected to arrive with support for 120W fast charging.
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