Black Shark 5 RS with Snapdragon 888+ launched: Specs & Price

Black Shark 5 RS is the third device in the series and stands in between the Black Shark 5 and 5 Pro that launched today. Unlike the other two devices, the 5 RS retains the old Black Shark 4S design and brings some improvements.

Black Shark 5 RS in colors

The Black Shark 5 RS sports a 6.67-inch punch-hole with a Full-HD+(2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. It is an E4 AMOLED panel with a 720Hz touch sampling rate, 1300 nits peak brightness, and a DCI-P3 color gamut.

The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 paired with 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 + SSD storage. There’s another variant with Snapdragon 888+ SoC that has 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 + SSD internal storage. It features magnetic shoulder buttons for gaming.

Black Shark 5 RS specs

The phone has a triple camera system with a 64MP main lens, a 13MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 5MP telephoto unit. On the front, it has a single selfie snapper. It packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging technology. The smartphone has a 3.5mm headphone jack for audio and a USB Type-C port for charging. It boots on Android 12 OS and has Joy UI 13 on top.

Black Shark 5 RS in yellow

Black Shark 5 RS 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, 8, 18, 19, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A; 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, March 30
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, April 04

Design

  • Dimensions: 163.7 x 76.2 x 9.9 mm (6.44 x 3.00 x 0.39 in)
  • Weight: 220 g (7.76 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Yellow
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Physical pop-up gaming triggers

Display

  • Type: AMOLED, 144Hz, 1300 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~86.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
  • Always-on display

Operating System

  • Android 12, Joy UI 12.8

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888/888+ 5G (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84/3.0 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Storage: 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
    • 256GB 8GB RAM – Snapdragon 888
    • 256GB 12GB RAM – Snapdragon 888+
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • UFS 3.1/SSD

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 64 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/1.97″, 0.7µm, PDAF
    • 8 MP, 120˚ (ultrawide)
    • 5 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto macro)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 1080p@960fps; HDR10+
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 20 MP, (wide)
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Audio 3.5mm 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

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 15 min (advertised)

Black Shark 5 RS Price and Availability

Black Shark 5 RS

The Black Shark 5 RS costs CNY 3,299(~$520) for the 8GB + 256GB variant and CNY 3799(~$599) for the 12GB + 256GB variant. It has a Black and Green shade. It will go on sale in online and offline markets from April 2.

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