Black Shark Gaming Phone Faces a Large Layoff: the proportion of up to 50%
Remember the earlier rumors of Tencent acquiring the Black Shark gaming phone? Then the matter died down. Tencent also did not acquire the BlackShark brand for their own game business to open up the hardware. The current several gaming phone brand and Tencent has a cooperative relationship only.
This morning, according to the news brought by the media “Science and Technology Board Daily” Black Shark is recently shrinking the number of positions significantly. This job layoff involves various departments of the company.
The layoff ratio is up to 50%, of which the VR project is the hardest hit by the layoff. A large number of VR business employees recruited at the beginning of the year were laid off, throwing the positions in the probationary period canceled at once.
In this regard, informed sources said that Tencent’s abandonment of the acquisition plan of the Black Shark cell phone on hold may be a major reason for the BlackShark layoffs.
At present, the new products of the BlackShark gaming phone stay on the Black Shark 5 Series, equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor. In contrast, other competitors launched Snapdragon 8+ Gen1 flagship in the second half of the year, but BlackShark has not released new products, I do not know whether it is also related to this matter.