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In a cramped ballroom at the Mirage hotel in, a neon blue logo beckons me towards it like a whistle calling sailors in The Iliad. Luckily for me, there were no dangerous rocks waiting to take me to a horrible death. Instead there's only Black Shark 2 Pro, a gaming phone with a glowing logo on the back.
Gaming phones are right at home within the flashy limits of CES, but they also signal a subtle shift in the phone market towards more niche audiences. TheLaunched in 2017, brings a new category of phones built with gaming-oriented features in mind. These features include an LCD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate (instead of the standard 60Hz), a top-notch Snapdragon processor, and a logo on the back.