Xiaomi has gone all out for mobile gaming industry. The new Black Shark from Xiaomi is a smartphone heavily modified for gamers. It comes with a different type of cooling system, a powerful Snapdragon chipset and a humongous battery inside. The phone’s basically a pinnacle for a company as far as specs are concerned.
Let’s talk about what’s inside its brain. The Xiaomi Black Shark comes with a powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset and Adreno 630 GPU. The powerful chipset is backed up with Xiaomi’s own multi-stage integrated liquid cooling system to tone down the heat produced by the phone.
As for the memory, there are two variants of the phone. The one is with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and the second being the 8GB RAM and 128GB one. Both variants have a new kind of image processing chip that offers sharper colors as well as smooth performance while gaming. However, the phone misses out on a microSD card slot.
At the front is a 5.99-inch IPS LCD display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s a FullHD display and supports DCI-P3 color gamut.
The gaming phone from the Chinese company has Biso stereo speakers. The one is a normal speaker but the second doubles as an earpiece as well. Alongside it, the phone is designed to fit for gamers rather than general consumers. The back of the device is “X” shaped for better grip and comfort while gaming.
Now let’s see what this phone has to offer in unique — A detachable gamepad that’s pretty similar to what Nintendo Switch does now. The 340mAh powered gamepad connects to the phone through Bluetooth. And then there’s a dedicated Shark button on the gamepad to transform or make the most out of the phone’s hardware for better performance.
Amidst the gaming power, the phone’s equally impressive in optics as well. The back has a dual-camera setup. The first one is a 12MP f/1.75 lens and 1.25um pixel, whilst the second is a 20MP f/1.75 6P lens with 1.0um pixel and dual-LED flash. The front has a 20MP lens with f/2.2 aperture.
Powering the phone is an impressive 4,000mAh battery, while it boots on Android 8.0 Oreo on top of Joy UI with Xiaomi’s custom set of apps, as usual.
The Xiaomi Black Shark will be available for purchase via JD.com for now until 20th of April. Interested users can grab one for themselves for $477 for the base model and $557 for the 8GB and 128GB variant.
As for the availability of it in Nepal, we really doubt if this will hit the Nepali market or not — or even the international market. However, if it does, then the Razer gaming phone will have some serious competition.