Following the footsteps of Razor phone, Xiaomi enters in the gaming phone market, with Black Shark. Along with following the footsteps, the Black Shark’s black and green style resembles with the Razor Phone. The phone has supposedly has true “liquid cooling”, however it isn’t the same thing as we find on the gaming PC. And, the company claims to reduce the temperature by 8 degree Celsius. Similarly, the phone also has an attachable analog stick controller which snaps onto the side of the screen, giving a gamer credentials to the phone.
Talking about the specifications, the phone has 5.99 inch, 1080X2160 pixels resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio display. It runs on Android 8.0 (Oreo). Inside it packs Snapdragon 845 chipset, Octa-core CPU and Adreno 630 GPU. The processor is coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM. Similarly, to store your media files and games, it packs a 64GB and 128GB internals storage, non expandable.
The optics department is also quite interesting with Dual camera setup on the rear, with 12-megapixel + 20-megapixel sensors, 2Xoptical zoom, dual-LED dual-tone flash features. For the selfies, there is a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
To backup the internals and gaming, it comes with a 4000mAh battery, with Quick charge 3.0 support. Connectivity include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 and sensors include fingerpirnt (front mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.
Talking about the pricing, it is available to pre-order online fro 3499 Yuan (about Rs. 49,000) for 6GB RAM model and 3499 Yuan (about Rs. 57,000) for the 8GB model.
It amazing how far the smartphones have come. If you remember, it all started when Steve Jobs introduced first ever iPhone in 2007, he changed the course of history with new touch smartphones. Now you can play some of the same games people play on full-fledged gaming PCs and consoles. And with the introduction of Xiaomi Black Shark smartphone, it has risen up the idea of “gaming phones”.