Xiaomi’s child brand, Black Shark, has now announced its gaming-centric smartphone in China, dubbed as the Black Shark Gaming Smartphone. The device will take on the likes of the Razer Phone, which was the only gaming-centred device until now. The Black Shark phone comes with high-end hardware along with a dedicated gamepad controller, which works via Bluetooth. Black Shark also tweaked the interface in the smartphone to deliver a good gaming experience. Xiaomi is also betting big on the camera features on this device as it rocks dual rear camera setup.
Xiaomi Blackshark Specifications
The Black Shark gaming phone measures 161.6 x 75.4 x 9.25mm and it weighs 190 grams. The Black Shark phone features a 5.99-inch InCell display that supports Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixel. Also, it delivers an aspect ratio of 18:9 and carries support for DCI-P3 color gamut. Snapdragon 845 chipset is present under the hood of the Black Shark gaming phone. At the launch event, Black Shark CEO Wu Shimin revealed that the device had scored 279,464 on AnTuTu. The base model of the Black Shark gaming phone includes 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of UFS 2.1 storage whereas the highest configuration variant has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage. It houses a 4,000mAh battery that is equipped with 18W fast charging support through Quick Charge 3.0. The huge battery promises up to 5 hours of continuous playing of “King of Glory.”
Xiaomi Blackshark Camera
the phone also doesn’t cut down on the photography chops as well. There is a dual camera setup at the back — 12 MP f/1.75 + 20 MP f/1.75 with 6P lens and a dual-LED flash. The primary sensor has a 1.25um while the secondary sensor has a 1um sensor size. On the front is a 20-megapixel with f/2.2 aperture.
Shark GamePad and Connectivity
The Black Shark Phone metamorphoses into a true gaming device by connecting its Bluetooth-enabled gaming Shark GamePad to the top portion of the phone (as shown below in the image). It is packed with a joystick, a trigger and a 3400mAh battery that offers 30 hours of power. The gamepad can be used with other Android devices too that support Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 4.4 or above.
Xiaomi Blackshak Price
The Xiaomi Black Shark price begins at 2999 Yuan (Rs. 32000) for the 6GB RAM / 64GB internal storage model, and costs 3499 Yuan (around Rs. 37000) for the 8GB RAM / 128GB version. The controller can be picked up separately for 179 Yuan (Rs. 2000).
The handset will go on sale in China in two colors, Polar Night and Sky Gray, but wider availability details aren’t yet known. We’ve reached out to Xiaomi for more information and will update this page when we learn more.