With the emergence popularity of Razer phone, worldwide manufacturer has begin equipping their smartphones with high end hardware capable of running modern mobile games tittles with maximum frame rate possible. This bring us to the new Xiaomi Black Shark smartphones which primarily design with gaming in focus. Let’s have a look on the specifications below and see how does it compare to modern standards.
Xiaomi Black Shark specifications：
- Android 8.0 Oreo
- 5.99 inches 18:9 InCell display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC
- 6/8GB RAM+64/128GB ROM（supports microSD expansion up to 256GB）
- Rear 12MP + 20MP camera，f/1.7 aperture，Dual Tone LED flash, PDAF，HDR，portrait mode
- Front 20MP camera with f/2.2，Real time selfie enhancement，front LED flash，4K video recording
- 4000mAh battery with Quickcharge 3.0
- Removable Bluetooth gamepad
- X shaped antenna
- Dual stereo speakers with Biso audio
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Nano-SIM dual SIM standby
- USB Type C port
- Midnight black and grey
- 161.6 x 75.4 x 9.25 mm
Bluetooth gamepad：RMB 179（~RM110）
The crossover outlook of the Black Shark brings a strong aggressiveness with a sci fi gaming theme. It has a 5.99 inches InCell display and a fingeprint sensor located on the bottom. The new X shaped antenna will be no longer blocked by palm during gaming and the cellular connectivity is also optimized to ensure stability in gaming. The Black Shark logo on its back will lit in different effect in various notifications and calls.
The Snapdragon 845 SoC powered makes the performance unquestionable along with a 8GB RAM and 128GB total onboard storage. The 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm QC 3.0 brings efficient and quick charging into action.
On the other hand, the Black Shark also comes with a dedicated GPU that brings higher frame rate for a more fluid gameplay. With the dedicated GPU on board, the Black Shark can easily achieve DCI-P3 wide colour range in photos, videos and gaming.
The hardware is also properly cooled with desktop similar liquid closed circuit liquid cooling system. Despite being a Xiaomi badged smartphone, the Black Shark runs on Joy UI which is further optimized from MIUI for better gaming experience.
To enjoy a seamless gaming experience without disturbance, user can launch the Game Dock by swiping from the notification bar where call disturbance and other quick settings can be toggled. A Shark Space button on the back can be toggled to hide all non game notification and instantly become a gaming device.
Lastly, the Xiaomi Black Shark will be available in 6GB and 8GB RAM option that starts around RM1852 to RM2160. It is initially launched in China on 20th April and the local availability is yet unknown.