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Xiaomi Black Shark new gaming phone: specs, features and price

Xiaomi has decided to change onto a new dimension by unveiling a new smartphone for game lovers called Black Shark. The phone was developed in partnership with Black Shark Technology, just after they’ve unveiled their first gaming laptop as well.

As a gaming phone, what else could you expect from it? Perhaps, you’d expect a classic gaming features. The Black Shark smartphone comes with 5.99 inch, 2.5D and 2160 × 1080 pixels resolution display screen. A powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset and Adreno 630 GPU. It also comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt memory storage.

Before Black Shark launch, there was a rumour about 120GHz display mode, but that’s not true. It also lacks a headphone port.

The phone comes with a dual 12MP + 20MP back or rear camera setup with dual tone LED flash, 6 lenses, F/1.75 aperture, HDR, Portrait mode, and a new feature called “Dark Light Enhancement Technology“. It has a 20MP frontal camera with f/2.2 aperture and 5 lenses.

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Black Shark comes with fingerprint on the front, a 4000mAh battery capacity with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Type-C and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

The phone has a unique feature called ” Plug and Play” gamepad, which has an internal 340mAh battery. It’s said to be good around 30 hours of gaming on a single charge and also supports a Bluetooth.

Some other unique features are the Liquid Cooling System that prevents overheating during long gaming sessions and a dedicated “Shark Key” that can be pressed to enter a high-performance gaming mode.

Specifications and Price of Xiaomi Black Shark Smartphone

FEATURES Xiaomi Black Shark
NETWORKS: It supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks
4G BANDS: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
DIMENSIONS: 161.6 x 75.4 x 9.3 mm and 190 weight
OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
COLORS: Black and Gray
DISPLAY: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16m colors, 5.99 inches, 18:9 aspect ratio, 403 ppi density and 1080 x 2160 pixels resolutions with multi-touch support
CAMERA: It has Dual 12MP + 20MP rear or back camera with 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash and 20MP front facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. Other features are: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama
BUILD: Built of Metal
PROCESSOR: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Chipset, Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) CPU and Adreno 630 GPU
MEMORY: It has 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB inbuilt memory storage with no Micro SD card
SENSORS: Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass
BATTERY: Supports Non-removable 4000mAh battery capacity with fast charging feature of 9V/2A quick charge 3.0
OTHER FEATURES: 5.0 Bluetooth, GPS, No Radio, Loudspeaker, USB 2.0 OTG, Wifi/hotspot
PRICE: Xiaomi Black Shark smartphone costs $599 which is up to N216,000 in Nigeria

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What do you have to say about Xiaomi Black Shark gaming phone?


  1. Ayo Ade Ayo Ade May 12, 2018

    True shark,amazing specs but a killer price

  2. Harun Khalid Adeiza Harun Khalid Adeiza May 13, 2018

    Truly speaking! It’s an incredible device.. I like Xiaomi products, they are all pretty cool and impressive.

  3. Marveln Marveln May 13, 2018

    I’ll rather get myself a gaming console than waste so much

    • hussaini hussaini May 16, 2018

      Yes bro I agree with you in totality,the price are not smiling at all.

    • hussaini hussaini May 16, 2018

      Yes bro I agree with you in totality,the price are not smileing at all.

  4. hassan hassan May 16, 2018

    Nice device but too costly to afford but the specs are up to date.

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