The phone features a liquid cooling system that is designed to bring the CPU temperature 8° C down and has an ergonomic back for a better grip.
The cutting-edge device brings all the fixings you’d expect in 2018, like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 6/8 GB of RAM and a 2160 x 1080 px screen … and then some!
Xiaomi has partnered up with Pixelworks to include the Iris chipset and offer a smooth gaming experience unlike any other phone on the market.
The Black Shark press release explains the features further:
- True Clarity for smooth, blur-free motion to videos and gaming
- True Color for 1 billion accurate, yet vibrant colors
- In-line color calibration to achieve a color accuracy where it is impossible to notice differences in actual color vs. displayed color
- A comprehensive tone-mapping pipeline to render HDR10 videos true to the creator’s intent
- Sophisticated contrast management and sharpness for a more realistic gameplay
What you see poking out in the image below is the Black Shark detachable controller – it snaps to one side of the screen and connects via Bluetooth.
The Black Shark controller weighs just 40 grams and features a front button and directional stick, plus a left trigger and a left button. On the autonomy front, the Black Shark gamepad has a 340 mAh battery, while the smartphone itself boasts a 4000 mAh battery.
The first 5000 buyers of the Xiaomi Black Shark will get the gamepad for free, after which the controller will cost around $28.
Xiaomi only disclosed the launch date for the Chinese market – April 20th.
A 6GB of RAM / 64 GB storage model goes for around $477, while the version with 8 GB RAM / 128 GB storage will set gamers back around $557.
If you’re wondering about the cameras, Xiaomi didn’t skimp on them either. On the back of the Black Shark there is a 12 MP f/1.75 + 20 MP f/1.75 with dual-tone LED flash, while the selfie brings a 20 MP sensor with an f/2.2 lens.