This article originally appeared on ABACUS A 5G version of the Black Shark gaming smartphone could be on the way soon. The Xiaomi-backed gaming brand saw a new model certified by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Black Shark’s CEO Wu Shimin told Chinese tech news site 36Kr earlier in July that Black Shark’s 5G phone will be launched in the first half of 2020. There is no information about the phone’s specs yet. Most Chinese smartphone vendors have already launched 5G phones this year. But 2020 may be a better year to buy them, as 5G networks spread and handsets get cheaper. Black Shark isn’t officially available in the US, but some handsets can be found on Amazon. For more insights into China tech, sign up for our tech newsletters , subscribe to our award-winning Inside China Tech podcast , and download the comprehensive 2019 China Internet Report . Also roam China Tech City , an award-winning interactive digital map at our sister site Abacus .