Xiaomi launched the gaming smartphone subrand with the name of Black shark. The design itself is totally different because of customized hardware to bring out the best gaming performance out of a handset, it includes a new type of cooling system.
The display of Xiaomi Black Shark is 5.99” 18:9 IPS LCD with Full HD+ resolution and 97% DCI-P3 coverage and the Snapdragon 845 chip comes with the usual Kryo 385 cores and Adreno 630 GPU. Xiaomi includes also for optimal performance equipped with a multi-stage integrated liquid cooling system that brings the CPU temperature 8° C down.
Xiaomi Black Shark is non-expandable phone but there are 2 variants, the 6 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage or 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage.
The Black Shark has one speaker, but the earpiece acts as a second one for a Biso stereo sound. You can attach the Black Shark Gamepad (It has a 340 mAh battery on its own and can connect via Bluetooth) for the gaming configuration like Nintendo with the switch and it has also a shark button on the left side that devote all hardware resources to your game so you can also get all the available performance.
The Xiaomi Black Shark has the Android Oreo with Joy Ui and includes the dual camera set-up, the 12 MP f/1.75 + 20 MP f/1.75 with 6P lens and a dual-LED flash, the front facing camera is 20MP f/2.2 lens.
The phone is available for pre-order on JD.com until April 20, and then it will be available for purchase in either Polar Night Black or Sky Gray. The roomier memory variant (8GB RAM/128GB storage) costs CNY3,499, which is €452/$557. The 6/64 GB version is CNY2,999 which translates to €387/$477, making it the cheapest Snapdragon 845 phone up to date. The Black Shark Gamepad is sold separately for CNY179 (€23/$28).
The Xiaomi Black Shark is available for pre-order JD.com (a Chinese website) until April 20. This is only avaible in Chinese market with color of Polar Night Black or Sky Gray.
8GB RAM and 128GB ROM = CNY 3, 499 (PHP28,934.98)
6GB RAM and 64GB ROM = CNY 2, 999(PHP24,800.23)
Shark gamepad is seperate for the price of CNY 179 (PHP1,480.24)
It is a direct conversion from Yuan to Philippine Peso.
There’s no word about the availability of Xiaomi Black Shark across the world.
Xiaomi Black Shark specs
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor
- Adreno 630 graphics
- 6GB/8GB RAM, UFS 2.1
- 5.99-inch Full HD+ In-Cell display, 18:9 aspect ratio
- 64GB/128GB internal storage
- 12-megapixel f/1.75 primary rear camera
- 20-megapixel f/1.75 secondary rear camera with dual LED flash, PDAF, Dark Light enhancement, Portrait mode
- 20-megapixel f/2.2 front camera with beauty mode, 4K recording
- Dual SIM 4G LTE, LTE-A WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC Fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, liquid cooling system
- 4000mAh battery
- Android Oreo with JOY UI