Xiaomi and Black Shark Announce Gaming Smartphone
Xiaomi has announced a new smartphone with Snapdragon 845 SoC aimed specifically towards gamers, in collaboration with Black Shark. The device itself will simply be known as the Black Shark gaming smartphone and has a number of unique features.
First of all, the device has a ‘multi-stage integrated liquid cooling system’, which should greatly improve cooling during intensive situations such as games, according to the manufacturer. Xiaomi and Black Shark claim that the maximum temperature would be 46.4 degrees Fahrenheit (8° C). The device also features a hardware button to dedicate all available resources to your current app or game to ensure the best possible performance.
The smartphone features a 6-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and Full HD+ resolution. The panel is able to display 97% of the DCI-P3 color spectrum. As mentioned above, the beating heart of the Black Shark gaming smartphone is the latest high-end SoC by Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845. There will be models available with either 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage as well as an option with 8 GB of internal memory and 128 GB of storage.
As is the trend lately, the back of the device has two cameras. There’s a 12- and 20-megapixel snapper on the back, both with an aperture of f/1.75. The selfie camera also has a 20-megapixel resolution and a larger aperture of f/2.2. Battery capacity is 4000 mAh.
Xiaomi will also release a corresponding Black Shark Gamepad which can be attached to the smartphone wirelessly via Bluetooth. This gamepad has a built-in 340 mAh battery.
The Black Shark gaming smartphone will come with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, with Xiaomi’s own JOY UI launcher and apps. The device goes on sale April 20th in China and will release in Polar Night Black and Space Grey colors. The cheaper model costs $480 while the 8GB/128GB model will retail for $560. It’s unclear at the moment if Xiaomi is planning to release the Black Shark gaming smartphone in Western territories. Xiaomi and Black Shark Announce Gaming Smartphone