A game smartphone Xiaomi Black Shark with water cooling is offered and priced from $ 480

By: Bohdan Chub | 13.04.2018, 14:41
A game smartphone Xiaomi Black Shark with water cooling is offered and priced from $ 480

Funded by Xiaomi startup Black Shark Technology held a presentation of the debut gaming smartphone, which was rumored about. The gadget received top features and a luminous logo on the rear panel.

How is it interesting?

Black Shark received a large 5.99-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and a resolution of 2160x1080 pixels. The panel with a maximum brightness of 500 cd / m² supports HDR-format, DCI-P3 color space and MEMC technology for providing the most smooth picture. The performance is answered by the flagship Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 graphics.


The smartphone uses a chip cooling system with a large heatsink (the scattering area is 60 cm2) and a water coolant. According to the manufacturer, they managed to lower the temperature of the chip under a load of 8 ° C. CPU time at maximum frequency increased by 70% (less heat - less throttling).

The smartphone is available in versions with 6/8 gigabytes of operating and 64/128 gigabytes of internal memory. No expansion options - a tray for only two SIM cards. The main dual camera consists of a 12-megapixel module and a second one with 20 megapixels, a background blur mode is claimed. For the front 20-megapixel camera, future software updates will support face recognition.


On the metal faces of the body except the power buttons and volume control there is a SharkSpace switch. It turns the device into a performance mode and disables unnecessary notifications so that the user can focus on the game. Black Shark runs Android 8 Oreo OS with Joy UI shell.

The gadget received a battery with a capacity of 4000 mAh, the manufacturer promises up to 5 hours of playing in Kings of Glory (adapted for the international market version called Arena of Valor) or 4 hours of struggle for survival in PUBG Mobile. Charging according to the standard of Quick Charge 3. The USB Type-C port is also used to connect headphones, since there is no 3.5 mm jack here. Perhaps this is the most controversial moment in the gaming smartphone, especially considering the dimensions and weight - 161.62x75.4x9.25 mm and 190 grams respectively. There are stereo speakers, the fingerprint scanner is built into the button below the screen. NFC was not delivered.


As expected, along with the smartphone, the Game Dock gamepad was released. It is equipped with an analog stick, trigger and trigger. The rest of the control on the smartphone screen. To connect to the smartphone, you need to put on a plastic bumper from the kit. The controller works by Bluetooth and is equipped with a battery that provides more than 30 hours of operation without recharging.

Question price


In China, the gamer smartphone Black Shark will go on sale on April 20, the standard model at 6/64 GB in black color costs 2999 yuan or about $ 480. The older model at 8/128 GB was rated at 3,499 yuan (almost $ 560), it is available in black and gray versions. The Game Dock is sold separately for 179 yuan ($ 28.5 at the current exchange rate). The first 50 thousand buyers promise a gamepad as a gift.

There is only one direct competitor in the novelty - it's Razer Phone for $ 700. In the near future is also expected gaming smartphone Nubia .

Source: MyDrivers.com