Earlier this month, Xiaomi-based Black Shark Technologies launched its first flagship gaming smartphone. The phone went on sale in China for the first time today, i.e. 20th April, and was sold out within seconds.
Wu Shimin, CEO of Black Shark Technology said that the company had not expected so much love and support for its first product. He further added that the company and its partners are researching ways to bump up their production capacity. He promised that the device will soon be available for purchase in short time.
According to the company’s website, the next sale for the Black Shark gaming smartphone is scheduled to take place on 27th April at 10:00 AM in China. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant will be priced at 2,999 Yuan (~ $477) while the 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage will cost 3,499 Yuan (~ $556). The company has also said that the first 50,000 buyers will also receive Black Shark Gamepad for free.
The Black Shark phone features a 5.99-inch InCell display that supports a Full-HD+ screen resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixel. The display delivers an aspect ratio of 18:9 and carries support for DCI-P3 color gamut. The MEMC intelligent motion compensation technology ensures smoother video quality while playing games on it.
Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 chipset. At the launch event, Black Shark CEO Wu Shimin revealed that the device had scored 279,464 on AnTuTu. The 6GB RAM model has 64GB storage while the 8GB RAM model packs 128GB internal storage.
It comes with a multi-layer cooling system that includes high thermal conductivity copper alloy substrate, nano-composite graphite, heat pipe and liquid cooling that can bring down the temperature of the device by 8 degrees by improving the CPU cooling efficiency by 20 times.
The fingerprint sensor is located on the bottom bezel below the display. While gaming, the fingerprint sensor can be swiped to Shark Dock that includes handy features like silent mode, DND and more.
Coming to the camera department, the smartphone comes with a dual camera setup that features a 12-megapixel primary sensor with a pixel size of 1.25micron and a 20-megapixel secondary sensor with a pixel size of 1.0micron.
The dual camera setup is equipped with features like 6p lenses, dual-tone LED flash, PDAF, HDR, Portrait Mode and Panorama. On the front side, there’s a 20-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture and 5p lens that offers features like intelligent beauty and 4K video shooting at 30fps.
As of the software, the handset comes loaded with a gaming-focused JOY UI, which is a customized Android Oreo ROM that includes some core features of Xiaomi’s MIUI. The phone houses a 4,000mAh battery that is equipped with 18W fast charging support through Quick Charge 3.0 technology.