Xiaomi Black Shark is the company’s first gaming smartphone that was launched today. The Chinese company collaborated with Black Shark to produce this stunning beast that runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.
A powerful gaming smartphone, the device will be in competition with Razer Phone packing a massive 8GB RAM. This is coming just days after Xiaomi released the Mi Mix 2S and their first ever Gaming Laptop. It looks like the company is set to take over the less competitive gaming market. Perhaps a console soon?
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A combination of Metal and Polycarbonate, the device looks as rugged as possible just like most gaming smartphone. Boasting of a unique and classic design that’s different from what we typically see on gaming smartphone. The Black Shark “S” logo is pretty much visible at the middle, they also marked their territory at the bottom corner as well.
You won’t have a clue Xiaomi had a hand in this device just by looking at its body. Unlike most gaming smartphone, the Black Shark has dual horizontal cameras with dual tone dual-LED flash. Measuring 9.3 mm in thickness and weighing 190g overall, a light powerful gaming smartphone it is. It’s available in only Black and Gray colors only.
Comes with a massive screen that will be a delight to all gamers. We can see the screen stretches all the way to the sides, even though it has some bezels at the top and bottom corner. A selfie camera and speaker grille is visible at the top, while the physical home button at the bottom bezel doubles as a fingerprint scanner as well.
The 5.99-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is ready for all types of multitouch for gamers. Boasting of 1080 x 2160 pixels in resolution and 403 pixel per inch density bringing your games to live with clear and sharp quality. Apart from dishing out an 18:9 aspect ratio, the screen stretches up to 76% screen to body ratio and has a 97% DCI-P3 coverage.
Hardware and Software
Behind this beast is another beast, literally. The powerful Snapdragon 845 chip from Qualcomm with Octa-core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The 8-cores of processor on this beast runs at an impressive speed of 2.8GHz with 10nm process technology. Dominating graphics here is the Adreno 630 graphics processor.
There are two versions in terms of RAM and storage space, there’s the standard version with a massive 128GB internal storage space and 8GB RAM. While the cheaper version packs 64GB internal storage space and 6GB RAM. The storage spaces are not upgradeable, it has no memory card slot. The Black Shark runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.
This gaming smartphone sports dual shooters at the rear, the 12MP + 20MP dual camera has f/1.8 + f/1.8 aperture and 1.25 µm + 1.0 µm pixel size respectively. Features on the cameras include 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection, autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, dual-LED dual-tone flash and others. Record videos of 2160, 1080 and 720 pixels at 30, 60 and 120 fps respectively. The 20MP selfie camera has f/2.2 aperture and 1.0 µm pixel size.
Powering the Xiaomi Black Shark is a 4000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery with fast charging technology (Quick Charge 3.0). With the fast charging feature, it shouldn’t take up to 1.5 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.
Xiaomi Black Shark Technical Specifications
|Model||Xiaomi Black Shark|
|Status||Available on Shopping stores|
|SIM Type||Nano + Nano|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|Dimensions||161.6 x 75.4 x 9.3 mm|
|Display Type||FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 Pixels|
|Features||Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant|
|12MP + 20MP|
White balance settings
|Yes, dual tone dual-LED|
|Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|Controls||Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key|
|USB Type||Yes, microUSB|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Battery Type||Li-Ion Battery|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player|
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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