Another gaming smartphone will be hitting the market soon, and it is coming from the stables of the popular Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi. It is none other than the Xiaomi Black Shark which is actually coming to lead the charge. The Black Shark is an entirely new device with customized hardware to bring out the best gaming performance you can find in a smartphone. which also include a new type of cooling system, new ISP, latest Snapdragon 845 and a massive 4000mAh battery. Check out more details about the Xiaomi Black Shark.
Xiaomi Black Shark Features
The Xiaomi Black Shark lacks a microSD slot, but it comes in two variants; a 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and an 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage. It has a new image processing chip, the MEMC, which brings sharper colours and voerall smooth performance when needed.
The Xiaomi Black Shark came with one speaker, but the earpiece serve as a second one for a Bisq stereo sound. It has a gaming-oriented mic which has the ability to provide simple usage of voice calls and radio chat during the game without interfering with the game play. The Black Shark has an X-shape body for a better grip, and the frame is utilized as an antenna.
Users can attach a Black Shark gamepad that is similar to what Nintendo did with the Switch. The first 50,000 buyers of the Xiaomi Black Shark is entitled to a free Black Shark Gamepad. The phone has a 3400mAh battery and can connect via Bluetooth. It also has a dedicated Shark button on the left hand side that lets users devite all hardware resources to your their game so that they can get all the available performance.
The Xiaomi Black Shark runs on Android Oreo, topped with JOY UI, a custom launcher that shares some of its apps with Xiaomi’s MIUI.
The Xiaomi Black Shark spots a dual camera setup on the back, 12MP f/1.75 + 20MP f/1.75 with 6P lens and a dual LED flash. The first sensor has a 1.25 µm pixel size, while the second sensor has 1 µm pixels. The selfie camera has an identical 20MP sensor but slower f/2.2 lens.
Xiaomi Black Shark Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||HSPA, LTE-A (3CA)|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, April 20th|
|Dimensions||161.6 x 75.4 x 9.3 mm (6.36 x 2.97 x 0.37 in)|
|Weight||190 g (6.70 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~76.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)|
|– 97% DCI-P3 coverage|
|OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Internal||128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1.25 µm) + 20 MP (f/1.8, 1.0 µm), 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps|
|Secondary||20 MP, (f/2.2, 1.0 µm), 1080p|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– 3.5 mm to USB-C headphone adapter incl.
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging 9V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0)
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery|
|Price||About 450 EUR|
Xiaomi Black Shark Price and Availability
The Xiaomi Black Shark is available for pre-order on JD.com until April 20th when it will be made available for purchase in either Polar Night Black or Sky Gray. The price of the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is CNY3,499 in China, €452 in Europe and $557 in the United States. That of the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version is CNY2,999 in China, €387 in Europe and $477 in the United States. The Black Shark Gamepad is sold separately and it costs just CNY179 in China, €23 in Europe and $28 in the United States.