Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Handset Announced With 8GB Of RAM


Black Shark is a new Chinese company which managed to get under the spotlight because of Xiaomi’s investment. Xiaomi, one of the largest tech companies in China, invested an undisclosed amount of money into Black Shark, or in other words, in Black Shark’s gaming smartphone, which the company just announced in China. Black Shark is also aiming to release some accessories and e-sports smartphones in the future, and we’re guessing that most of their products in the coming months will be focused on the newly-announced handset.

Having said that, the Black Shark gaming smartphone is more or less exactly what we’ve expected in terms of the design, as the phone leaked a number of times before it was announced. This device is meant to be a direct competitor to Nubia’s upcoming gaming handset, the Red Devil, which will be announced on April 19. That being said, let’s see what the Black Shark has to offer, shall we, starting with the phone’s spec sheet.

The Xiaomi Black Shark features a 6-inch, 2.5D, 2160 x 1080 resolution display, Snapdragon 845 chipset with Adreno 630 GPU, up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB storage. At this stage, it appears that previous rumors regarding the 120Hz display mode may have been inaccurate. It comes with a dual 12MP + 20MP rear-camera setup with f/1.75 aperture and 6P lenses, plus dual-tone LED Flash. Phase-detection autofocus, 4K capture, HDR, and Portrait Mode are also included, along with something Xiaomi calls “dark light enhancement technology.” The front camera arrives at 20MP with an f/2.2 aperture and 5MP lens. There’s a fingerprint scanner on the front, a 4,000 mAh battery inside (with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Type-C connectivity), and it’s running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box