Two new Black Shark devices were seen on the Google Play Console – one codenamed “kaiser” with the model number KSR-A0 and “penrose” with the model number PRS-A0. Both are speculated to be the Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro, respectively, however, the “penrose” listing doesn’t match up with expectations of the upcoming series.


The “kaiser” was spotted last week with a FullHD+ display and 8GB of RAM. The “penrose”, on the other hand, was listed with Android 11, 12GB RAM, and a FullHD+ panel. In addition, the list indicates an SM8250 (AKA the Snapdragon 865) which goes against the reports of the new gaming phones packing a Snapdragon 888 SoC.

The Google Play Console listing of the “penrose” includes an image of the device revealing a center-aligned front camera. The photo also shows the buttons on the left and right sides of the phone. The one on the left looks to be a volume rocker, while the ones on the right look like trigger buttons for gaming.


It is uncertain if “penrose” is the Black Shark 4 Pro because of the FullHD+ resolution panel compared to the QHD+ display on its predecessor.

Not much else is known about the “penrose” device but the “kaiser” is expected to arrive with a 6.67-inch display, 4500mAh battery, and 120W charging.


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