Black Shark: gaming smartphone from Xiaomi


(Picture: Xiaomi)

The Black Shark of Xiaomi is aimed specifically at gamers. On board are a Snapdragon 845 with heat pipe as well as a separate image processing chip for the smartphone cameras.

After joining the gaming startup Nanchang Black Shark Technology, Xiaomi will be in Beijing this weekend first smartphone for gamers presented , The gaming phone is called Black Shark and is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset from Qualcomm. A special cooling system with heat pipe is designed to reduce the processor temperature by up to eight degrees under load.
six inch The Black Shark’s InCell display measures 6 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels. The screen supports the DCI-P3 color space and is intended to provide a fluid image with the MEMC intelligent motion compensation technology, especially when playing games. Under the display, a fingerprint sensor is installed. The smartphone measures 161.6 × 75.4 × 9.25 millimeters and weighs 190 grams.
According to Xiaomi CEO Wu Shimin, the Black Shark achieved an impressive 279,464 in the AnTuTu benchmark. The basic variant of the Smarthones is equipped with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of memory. The second version offers 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory. Xiaomi also integrates a 4000 mAh battery and Quick Charge 3.0 support. Other features include USB-C, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE, dual sim support, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS and stereo speakers.

The Black Shark is available in black and silver. (Image: Xiaomi)
Three lenses Xiaomi has a dual 12 and 20 megapixel camera on the back. Both lenses offer a maximum aperture of f / 1.75. At the front sits a 20-megapixel camera with a maximum aperture of f / 2.2. The selfie camera shoots 4K videos at 30 frames per second. All three cameras are powered by an independent Pixelworks image sensor.
On the Black Shark runs the JOY UI, a customized version of Android 8 (Oreo) with some core features of Xiaomis MIUI. The smartphone can be transformed into a gaming handheld with the Bluetooth accessory Shark GamePad, which is placed on the upper edge of the device. The peripherals have an analogue stick, a trigger and an integrated battery with 340 mAh, which according to the manufacturer should make do for about 30 hours without reloading. The Shark GamePad is also compatible with other Android smartphones. Prerequisite are Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 4.4.
Without LTE band 20 The Black Shark is available from April 20th in the colors black and silver in China. The basic version with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of memory costs in China 2999 yuan (the equivalent of about 385 euros), the variant with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory beats at 3499 yuan (about 450 euros) to book. The Shark GamePad offers Xiaomi for 179 yuan (about 23 euros). Whether and when the Black Shark will come to Europe is still unclear. The import of the smartphone could be problematic for German users, since the Black Shark does not support the LTE Band 20 that is commonly used in this country.

( Denise Bergert ) /
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