Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Smartphone with Shark GamePad Launched

Xiaomi Black Shark Gaming Smartphone Shark GamePad Launched

The Chinese Tech giant Xiaomi has launched its Black Shark Gaming Smartphone as the company’s first gaming smartphone, today through an unveil event in Beijing, China, under Black Shark gaming company. The main highlight of the phone is that users can attach a Bluetooth gaming controller and take advantage of true gaming experience on it. The Black Shark Gaming Smartphone comes with powerful specifications like 8 GB of RAM, Snapdragon 845, and a huge battery.

Specifications of the Black Shark Gaming Smartphone
The Black Shark Gaming smartphone comes with a 5.99-inch InCell display supports Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixel with an aspect ratio of 18:9 carries support for DCI-P3 color gamut. The device is equipped with MEMC intelligent motion compensation technology for smoother video quality while playing games on it. The phone also includes a fingerprint sensor-enabled home button.

The rear design of the phone looks like a sports-car. The smartphone supports Shark GamePad controller it turns the phone into a gaming beast. The left side of the phone includes dedicated Shark Key that allows users to access impressive gaming zone.

The Blach Shark phone is powered by Qualcomm’s most powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset. At the launch event, Black Shark CEO Wu Shimin claimes that the device had scored 279,464 on AnTuTu. The device features a multi-layer cooling system including high thermal conductivity copper alloy substrate, nano-composite graphite, heat pipe and liquid cooling —brings down the temperature of the device 8 degrees by improving the CPU cooling efficiency by 20 times.

For photography, the device features a dual rear camera setup that features with 12-megapixel primary sensor has a f/1.75 aperture with a pixel size of 1.25micron and as a secondary sensor a 20-megapixel camera with a f/1.75 aperture with a pixel size of 1.0micron. The dual camera setup also includes features like 6p lenses, dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, HDR, Portrait Mode and Panorama. It has also a 20-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture and 5p lens offers —intelligent beauty and 4K video shooting at 30fps. The cameras of the phone are powered by an independent image processor by Pixelworks.

For connectivity options, the Black Shark gaming smartphone includes USB-C, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2 x 2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM support, GPS, AGPS, GLONASS. For strong signal connectivity, the device includes X-shaped smart antenna design.

The Black Shark gaming phone comes in two variants —6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of UFS 2.1 storage and as the highest configuration variant includes 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The handset is fueled by a 4,000mAh battery equipped with 18W fast charging support through Quick Charge 3.0. The company claims the battery can last up to 5 hours of continuous playing of “King of Glory.”

The handset runs on gaming-focused JOY UI, a customized Android Oreo ROM including some core features of the MIUI.

Shark GamePad
The Black Shark Phone comes with Bluetooth-enabled gaming Shark GamePad to provide true gaming experience on the Black Shark Gaming smartphone. It connects to the top portion of the phone. The Gamepad is packed with a joystick, a trigger and a 340mAh battery offer 30 hours of power. The gamepad can also be used with other Android devices which has the support of Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 4.4 or above.

Price and availability of Black Shark Gaming Smartphone and Shark GamePad
The base model of Black Shark Gaming Smartphone with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage is priced at 2,999 Yuan (~$477, roughly Rs 32,000) while 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage editions of the phone priced at 3,499 Yuan (~$557, roughly Rs 37,000). The Shark GamePad comes with a price tag of 179 Yuan (~$29).

The pre-orders for Black Shark will start today in China at 6 PM (local time) through Xiaomi Mall, Jingdong and Mi Jiapin. While the phone will be available for buying from April 20. The handset will be available in colors like Polar Night Black and Sky Gray.

The company is also giving the Shark GamePad for free for the first 50,000 people who pre-order it.

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