A couple of days after it was leaked, Xiaomi finally presents Black Shark, the first Chinese manufacturer mobile for gamers. We are facing a device that competes directly with the Razer Phone and the future Nubia and as you can anticipate, it is a real beast with the best technical specifications available today.
The Xiaomi Black Shark is a device with a rather rough design, six-inch screen and internal features with maximum power as the Snapdragon 845 with up to 8GB of RAM. In addition, we have available a dock to be able to have physical commands, very requested by most players who still prefer the buttons above the touch controls. Let’s go see it.
Xiaomi Black Shark datasheet
|XIAOMI BLACK SHARK|
|SCREEN||5.99 “FullHD +|
|PROCESSOR||Snapdragon 845 to 2.8GHz|
Adreno 630 GPU
|RAM||6/8 GB LPDDR4|
|STORAGE||64/128 GB UFS 2.1|
|BATTERY||4.000 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0|
|CAMERAS||Rear: 12 + 20MP, f / 1.75, flashLED|
Front: 20MP, f / 2.2
|SOFTWARE||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||161.62 x 75.4 x 9.25 mm|
|OTHERS||USB type C, liquid cooling system, Pixelworks chip, dual SIM, aptX, aptX HD, double front speaker|
A mobile designed to play with graphics to the fullest
The Xiaomi Black Shark is a mobile with a quite peculiar design. On the front, we have a panel of 5.99 inches in 18: 9 format and FullHD + resolution. Everything is focused on the screen except the two front speakers that will provide surround sound.
The back combines metal and a more modern design with green touches, very common in the world ‘gaming’ and that reminds us of the neon more ‘cyberpunk’. In total, 190 grams for a device that apparently should weigh more. As a curious note, the rear antenna has an ‘X’ shape so that when it is fastened it does not interfere with the connections and it is also easy to hold both vertically and horizontally.
What do we find inside? A combination similar to the flagship Mi Mix 2S: Snapdragon 845 and 6GB of RAM, which can be extended up to 8GB. With this, we have access to the Adreno 630 GPU capable of moving freely all the games available today for mobile platforms.