Xiaomi has been selling potent gaming smartphones under the Black Shark brand for some time, which in some ways can be compared with the models from the ASUS ROG series. After almost exactly a year, Xiaomi releases the new generation on time.
Black Shark 4 Pro with Snapdragon 888, up to 12 GB RAM and 144 Hertz
A Pro model has been added to the standard version since the Black Shark 2. This concept is retained in the fourth iteration. The Black Shark 4 Pro has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with Full HD + resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) and 144 Hertz, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 8 or 12 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB memory .
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The battery is charged with 120 watts
The battery with 4,500 mAh should be brought from 0 to 90 percent in a good half an hour via the completely oversized, but at least included 120 watt power supply. Cameras with 64 MP, 8 MP ultra wide angle and 5 MP macro can be found at the rear, the selfie cam has 20 MP.
Not only the high-end components make the Black Shark 4 Pro a gaming smartphone, but also such subtleties as the unusual shoulder buttons (which we already know from the predecessor) and the two-zone pressure-sensitive – not just touch-sensitive – screen.
Black Shark 4 ohne Snapdragon 888
The Black Shark 4 is not that different from the premium model, but it does make a few compromises in terms of hardware. Instead of the currently strongest Snapdragon 888, the chip is the recycled Snapdragon 870, which also supports 5G. The cheapest version of the RAM is 6 GB and is paired with 128 GB of storage, but there is also a model with 12/256 GB.
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The high-resolution and large AMOLED display is basically the same, but the pressure-sensitive zones are missing. The shoulder buttons can also be found in the normal Black Shark 4. After all, the main sensor of the triple cam has only 48 MP.
Black Shark 4 (Pr0): Pricing and Availability
The devices are currently only available in China, but a European launch in April is almost certain. The Black Shark 4 (6/128 GB) starts at the equivalent of 322 euros, the Black Shark 4 Pro (8 / 256GB) at 515 euros. Last year it took until May for the market launch in this country.
You can subscribe to the newsletter on the official Black Shark website to be informed about the official launch as soon as possible. Black Shark also has some accessories for mobile gamers in its portfolio, such as additional trigger buttons, a fan or a side gamepad extension.