Xiaomi-backed Black Shark Launches Gaming Smartphone


The much anticipated Black Shark gaming smartphone, backed by Xiaomi has been unveiled officially in Beijing, China alongside the company's first gaming laptop. The battery can last up to 7 hours of steady hardcore gaming. It is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with Adreno 630 GPU which is exceptionally powerful and it is fast enough to load and store data easily.

Coming to the specs, the smartphone brings with it a 5.99 inch Full HD+ panel with a 2160x1080p resolution.

However, Xiaomi's Black Shark, with its liquid cooling, internals and the ecosystem that Xiaomi's trying to build around it, can give you the best possible gaming experience on the Android platform for now. As for dimensions, GSM Arena states 161.6 x 75.4 x 9.3mm. It also supports DCI-P3 color gamut that covers up to 97 percent with brightness up to 550 nits.

In terms of the camera, the phone sports a dual-rear camera setup with 12-Megapixel+20-Megapixel lenses with f/1.75 aperture and a dual-LED flash. The device also has MEMC intelligent motion compensation technology that ensures vibrant color reproduction and smoother video quality while playing games. The front camera will sport a 20MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It runs on Android 8 Oreo along with a new version of Xiaomi's user interface MIUI 9. It also has sensors onboard that are Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, and Geomagnetic, Gravity Sensor. Black Shark also launched a gamepad peripheral that you can use for games such as PUBG and FortNite, and the company will be launching other accessories soon.

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The device has a dedicated Shark Key to access a dedicated gaming mode.

The handset comes with a Bluetooth controller called the Shark GamePad, which is sold separately for 179 Yuan. It's got a 340mAh battery of its own and Bluetooth support, functioning like half a Nintendo Switch.

Earlier, the Chinese smartphone giant announced that the recently launched Redmi Note 5 Pro phone will be available for pre-order from April 13 in India. Users get two colour options include Polar Night Black or Sky Gray. As of now, it will only be available in China as nothing has been said about the global availability of the device.


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