Xiaomi 'Blackshark' benchmark and Mi 7 rumors include plenty of high-end features

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Xiaomi is also expected to unveil something at the MWC, although it hasn't confirmed anything yet. That's pretty exciting stuff, but once again, we must highlight Xiaomi's 2018 flagship release timeline is a big, fat question mark.

What lends a little more credibility to this rumored device is the fact that Xiaomi itself launched Black Shark, a daughter company that focuses on mobile gaming.

A new smartphone from Black Shark Technology Ltd which is a subsidiary of Xiaomi has made it to the internet courtesy of Antutu. A new handset has surfaced on AnTuTu Benchmark, which shows that the smartphone will sport flagship specifications as per 2018 standards. Because the listing reveals some of the best mobile silicon one can find in the market.

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The listing also reveals that this smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and will be backed by 8GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. There's an Adreno 630 GPU aiding the chipset.

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is reportedly working on a gaming smartphone. Comments on the Weibo post indicate that this could be Xiaomi's answer to the Razer Phone, which hogged limelight previous year for being one of the best performance-oriented smartphones one can lay hands on. There's also a possibility that the phone will have a 120Ghz display just like the Razer Phone.

Xiaomi Blackshark will feature an 18:9 widescreen ratio, Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and will be running latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The screen resolution is mentioned as "2160 x 1080 px" which confirms that the phone will have a tall almost edge-to-edge display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. As of now, nothing can be confirmed for sure.