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Xiaomi’s gaming sub-brand Black Shark has launched its latest series of gaming smartphones with the Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro. The phones have a lot in common, with differences being in the chipset and camera department, but overall both look like impressive gaming devices.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 launched

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Black Shark 4

The Black Shark 4 is built around a 6.67-inch Samsung E4 material AMOLED gaming screen. This display supports a 144Hz ultra-high refresh rate and 720Hz multi-finger touch sampling rate. It brings a smoother and more follow-up game control experience for mobile game players. Furthermore, this device is the first punch-hole full-screen gaming smartphone.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 features

The dual mechanical lift-type physical shoulder keys of the Black Shark 4 are top-notch. It is far better than other smartphones that use virtual touch shoulder keys. The physical keys will bring a better touch to the user and will greatly reduce false touches.

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Speaking about the camera department, the Black Shark 4 Pro comes with a 48MP main camera. The two other lenses are an 8MP wide-angle and 5MP macro lenses.

From the launch information, the Black Shark 4 comes with a 4,500 mAh high-capacity battery. This smartphone supports 120W high-power charging. This smartphone takes only 5 minutes to charge the battery to 50%, and it can get a full charge within 15 minutes. With 100% power, the charging speed is second to none in the industry.

Of course, in addition to high-power fast charging, this time the Black Shark 4 will also use NFC as standard. Not only that, the Black Shark 4 is not only a gaming phone but also a “music phone”. According to DxOMark rating, Black Shark 4 tops its audio rating with a total score of 81. This report has not been officially released by DxOMark. This device relies on the industry’s top large-amplitude linear dual speakers and fully symmetrical super-large sound cavity.

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Xiaomi Black Shark 4

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A; 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2021, March 23
  • Status: Exp. release 2021, March

Design

  • Dimensions: 163.8 x 76.4 x 9.9 mm (6.45 x 3.01 x 0.39 in)
  • Weight: 210 g (7.41 oz)
  • Colors: Magic Black, Black, Blue, Silver
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Physical pop-up gaming triggers

Display

  • Type: Super AMOLED, 144Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~85.8% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
  • Always-on display

Operating System

  • Android 11, Joy UI 12.5

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • Storage: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, 120Ëš (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
    • 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 1080p@960fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 20 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 0.8µm
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 5mm jack: Yes
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0
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Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 120W, 100% in 17 min (advertised)

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Price and Availability

The Black Shark 4 will be available in a variety of colors such as Magic Black, Black, Blue, and Silver. The phones will be available for pre-sale at 5 pm today. However, the first official sale of this device will be at 10 am on March 26.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Price

Black Shark 4 price

  • 6GB + 128GB – 2499 yuan ($384)
  • 8GB + 128GB – 2699 yuan ($415)
  • 12GB + 128GB – 2999 yuan ($461)
  • 12GB + 256GB – 3299 yuan ($507)

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