Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Phone Snapdragon 845, Liquid Cooling, Shark GamePad Launched
Xiaomi’s powered Shark has launched its first gaming smartphone dubbed as Black Shark Gaming Phone in China. The smartphone comes with the price tag of 2999 Yuan ($477/ Rs 31,200 approx.) for the 6GB RAM variant and 3499 Yuan ($557/ Rs 36,500 approx.) for the 8GB RAM option. The smartphone is already available for pre-orders and goes on sale from April 20. It comes in Polar Night Black and Sky Gray colour options.
The Black Shark Gaming Phone features liquid cooling technology, which can bring down the temperature of the device by 8 degrees by improving the CPU cooling efficiency by 20 times during high-end gaming experience. It has a dedicated one-touch Shark key that gives an immersive gaming experience. Users can also set up quick features on the fingerprint sensor like silent mode or DND. It also sports a logo on the with breathable LED light. The smartphone is equipped with an image processing chip that comes with intelligent motion compensation technology, dark scene detail processing for a smoother gaming experience. Furthermore, the company has also launched a detectable gamepad priced at 179 Yuan (free for the first 50,000 orders), it can be connected using Bluetooth 4.0 and packs a 150mAh battery that the company claims can deliver up to 30 hours of usage on a single charge.
Talking about the specifications, the Black Shark Gaming Phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with JOY UI skin on top. It sports a 5.99” Full HD+ (2160×1080 pixels) 18:9 In-cell display with 550 nits of brightness and DCI-P3 color gamut. The smartphone is powered by the 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. It offers 6GB/ 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB/ 128GB UFS 2.1 of internal storage, which cannot be expandable any further.
For photography, the Black Shark Gaming Phone comes equipped with a dual rear camera setup with the combination of a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.75 aperture, 1.25-micron pixel size and 20MP secondary sensor with 1.0-micron pixel size along with a dual-tone LED flash. On the front, there is a 20MP sensor with 1.0-micron pixel size, f/2.2 aperture for selfies and video calls.
The Black Shark Gaming Phone is fueled by a 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support, it can last for 5 hours while playing graphics intensive games. Connectivity options include Dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band, GPS/GLONASS and USB Type-C port. There is also a fingerprint scanner at the back. It measures 161.6×75.4×9.25mm and weighs 190 grams.
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