Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Phone with Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, Liquid Cooling, detachable Gamepad announced

Xiaomi’s Black Shark has introduced the Black Shark Gaming Phone in China, as it had promised. It has a 5.99-inch FHD+ display, is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC with up to 8GB RAM, liquid cooling to keep the phone cool when gaming by reducing the CPU’s core temperature by up to 8-degree. It has a dedicated One-touch SHARK key that provides immersive gaming experience. You can use the fingerprint sensor on the front to quickly access several features such as silent mode, DND and more when gaming. There is a glowing logo on the back of the phone.

It has a dedicated image processing chip from Pixelworks offering intelligent motion compensation technology, image enhancement, dark scene detail processing, for smooth video quality when gaming. It has ‘X-style’ unique antenna design so that there are no signal issues when hold the phone both vertically or horizontally.

The Gamepad can easily attach to the side of the phone and weighs just 40 grams so it is easy to carry. It has model number H66, uses Bluetooth 4.0, works on devices running Android 4.4 or later and packs a 150mAh battery offering up to 30 hours of usage on a single charge.

Xiaomi Black Shark specifications

  • 5.99-inch (2160 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 18:9 display with 97% DCI-P3 color gamut, 550 nits brightness
  • 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU
  • 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) storage / 8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage
  • Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Joy UI
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • 12MP rear camera with f/1.75 aperture, 1.25µm pixel size, dual-tone LED flash, secondary 20MP rear camera with 1.0µm pixel size,  f/1.75 aperture
  • 20MP front-facing camera with 1.0µm pixel size,  f/2.2 aperture
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Dual Smart PA, Hi-Fi Audio, Dual Speakers
  • SHARK key for high performance gaming mode
  • Dimensions: 161.6×75.4x 9.25mm; Weight: 190g
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • 4000mAh (typical) / 3900mAh (minimum) battery with Quick Charge 3.0

The Black Shark comes in Polar Night Black and Sky Gray colors, is priced at 2999 yuan (US$ 477 / Rs. 31,160 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage version and the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs 3499 yuan (US$ 557 / Rs. 36,375 approx.). The Gamepad costs 179 yuan (US$ 29 / Rs. 1,860 approx.) . It will be available for order from today and goes on sale from April 20th in China.


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