It’s a great time to be a mobile gamer. The Black Shark 4 and the Black Shark 4 Pro gaming phones have been launched in China. Black Shark is Xiaomi’s high performance mobile gaming brand, under which the company makes high powered mobile phones with features catered towards mobile phone gamers.
At the launch event in China, the company showcased both the models of their latest Black Shark 4 flagship gaming smartphone, along with their prices, features, specifications, display, cameras and all other details. So, here’s what you need to know about the Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro gaming smartphones before they launch globally.
Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro Specifications
The more budget oriented Black Shark 4 gaming smartphone features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, which is quite a capable processor. The phone comes in 3 RAM configurations- 6GB, 8GB and 12GB, along with 128GB and 256GB storage choices.
It features a 6.67-inch full HD+ display with 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch response, which is something that Black Shark is giving major gaming importance to. The display has a punch-hole slot for the front camera, and to the rear, it gets a 48MP + 8MP + 5MP triple rear camera setup.
The rear panel of the Black Shark 4 features a plain, glass design, as well as colour variants with X-shaped patterns without any RGB lighting, which we all know makes for better gaming performance.
It features a 4,500mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging, which Xiaomi claims can charge the phone to full in just 15 minutes. It gets physical shoulder triggers that can be used for gaming, or also be configured for custom use cases. Similar trigger buttons were seen on Asus ROG gaming smartphone models.
The Black Shark 4 Pro, the more high end phone of the two, features a top of the line Snapdragon 888 SoC, with 8GB, 12GB and 16GB RAM variants, along with either 256GB or 512GB storage.
It gets the same display as its standard variant, and also the same battery specification.
The rear camera configuration features the same triple-camera layout but features an upgraded 64MP primary sensor. Its rear panel features X-shaped patterns that have inlaid RGB lighting to give it a stealthy look despite being a gaming phone.
Both the smartphones offer a 3.5mm audio port.
Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro Price
The Black Shark 4 has been priced onward of CNY 2,499 for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant, CNY 2,699 for 8GB RAM/128GB storage, CNY 2,899 for 12GB RAM/128GB storage and CNY 3,299 for 12GB RAM/256GB storage.
On the other hand, the Black Shark 4 Pro costs CNY 3,999 for 8GB RAM/256GB storage, CNY 4,499 for 12GB RAM/256GB storage, and goes all the way up to CNY 5,299 for 16GB RAM/512GB storage.