If you are into Gaming phones — that’s to say if such a category really exists — then you might want to look at the Xiaomi-backed offering, the Black Shark phone. This is a gaming smartphone that comes not too long after Xiaomi partnered with Black Shark Technology, a gaming company in the natives of China.
The Black Shark smartphone is a powerful smartphone, one that will surely catch the attention of game lovers and heavy smartphone users. Available in Black and Gray color, the Xiaomi Black Shark gaming smartphone features a big wide-angle 5.99-inch display. Not only doesn’t comes with a bigger screen, the Black Shark has a Full-HD+ resolution on an 18:9 display panel.
Underneath the fine metal body finish of the Xiaomi Black Shark is the latest version of Qualcomm’s latest the Snapdragon 845 SoC which runs a total of 8-cores that can click a max speed of 2.8GHz.
As an icing on the cake, the Xiaomi Black Shark runs the Android Oreo v8.0 operating system out-of-the-box and is based on Black Shark’s JOY UI. You get two variants of the Black Shark phone; the first has a RAM/ROM combination of 6GB/64GB, while the second variant is 8/128GB, with no support for external storage via a micro SDcard.
The Black Shark comes with a dual camera set-up at the back: a primary 12MP lens and secondary 20MP lens with dual LED flash. On the front, there is a single 20MP selfie camera. The main camera has a wide F/1.8 aperture for optimum performance under low light, while the selfie camera has an aperture of F/2.2.
Xiaomi also made sure the device didn’t lack in the battery department, and that’s laudable. Because you need as much power as you can get to enjoy gaming, Xiaomi embedded a non-removable 4,000mAh Lithium-Ion battery with USB-C Quick Charge 3.0 for faster charging.
See other specs of the Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Smartphone below
Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Smartphone Specs
- 5.99-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) IPS LCD display
- 2.8GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC
- 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB RAM and internal storage
- Android 8.0 Oreo OS (based on JOY UI)
- Dual 12MP + 20MP rear camera with dual LED flash & F/1.8 aperture
- 20MP front camera with F/2.2 aperture
- 4,000mAh Lithium-Ion battery
- Sensors: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Dimensions: 161.6 x 75.4 x 9.3 mm
- Weight: 190 grams
- Colors: Black and Gray
Price and availability
The 8GB RAM variant of the Xiaomi Black Shark is speculated to sell for $557 in China, while the smaller 6GB RAM variant will sell for $477. You can choose to purchase an additional $28 gamepad (as seen in the picture above) as an accessory for an amazing gaming experience.
The gamepad mod makes it unique
For an extra $28, you can also secure yourself a gamepad mod, which attaches to the phone seamlessly to give you better hardware controls to play your favorite games.
What are your thoughts on the Xiaomi partnered Black Shark phone?