Today, Xiaomi has announced the funded Black Shark Gaming Phone in China. It sports has a 5.99-inch FHD+ display. It is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC with up to 8GB RAM and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo). It has a dedicated image processing chip from Pixelworks offering intelligent motion compensation technology, dark scene detail processing, and image enhancement for smooth video quality while playing game.
It also comes with liquid cooling feature to keep the phone cool while playing game by reducing the CPU’s core temperature by up to 8-degree. It comes with a dedicated one-touch SHARK key that provides immersive gaming experience. It has ‘X-style’ unique antenna design, that resolve the signal issues while holding the phone either vertically or horizontally.
The fingerprint sensor on the front let you quickly access several features such as silent mode, DND and more while gaming. It also has a glowing logo on the back of the phone which looks great. The detachable Gamepad can be easily attached to the side of the phone, as it weighs just 40 grams you can easily carry it always. It has model number H66, uses Bluetooth 4.0, works on devices running Android 4.4 or later and packs a 150mAh battery offering up to 30 hours of usage on a single charge.
Xiaomi Black Shark specifications
The mobile sports a 5.99-inch Full HD+ 18:9 display with 97% DCI-P3 color gamut, 550 nits brightness with a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels.
It is powered by 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU and runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
The device comes with two variants 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage and 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage.
It has dual camera the primary is 12MP rear camera with f/1.75 aperture, 1.25µm pixel size, dual-tone LED flash, and secondary 20MP rear camera with 1.0µm pixel size, f/1.75 aperture
On the front side it has 20MP front-facing camera with 1.0µm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture.
Connectivity & Sensors
The mobile supports 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C. It has a dedicated Dual SIM (nano + nano) and Dual Smart PA, Hi-Fi Audio, Dual Speakers. It also comes with SHARK key for high performance gaming mode. The Fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone.
Battery and Dimensions
The mobile 4000mAh (typical) / 3900mAh (minimum) battery with Quick Charge 3.0, it has size measurement of 161.6×75.4x 9.25mm and Weight 190g.
Price and availability
The Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Phone is priced at 2999 yuan (US$ 477 / Rs. 31,160 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and it costs 3499 yuan (US$ 557 / Rs. 36,375 approx.) for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version.
The detachable Gamepad costs 179 yuan (US$ 29 / Rs. 1,860 approx.). It will be available for order from today and goes on sale from April 20th in China.
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