Xiaomi backed Black Shark has launched its first gaming-centric smartphone with the same name. The smartphone has been launched in China starting at CNY 2,999 (Approximately Rs. 31,100). Xiaomi will be holding the first sale of the smartphone on April 20. It will be available on the company's official website along with JD.com and YouPin. As of now, there is no intimation from the company's side if or not this product will be sold outside of China.
The Black Shark features some really nifty gaming features like a liquid cooling system. Xiaomi with this smartphone is going up against the Razer Phone and the looks are a bit resembling. The new smartphone features a DCI-P3 colour gamut which the company claims goes up to 97 percent. We weren't able to do any tests on the smartphone. However, Xiaomi says to have run them for us and the device scored a whopping 2,79,464 on the AnTuTu benchmarking application.
Xiaomi also launched a dock for the Black Shark which features a joystick and a trigger button. The dock will cost interested users a separate CNY 179 (Approximately Rs. 1,900). The dock does indeed make the device look bigger and bulkier. However, it does seem to add a lot of functionality.
As for the specifications, the Xiaomi Black Shark sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with the Adreno 630 GPU. All of this is backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery coupled with Quick Charge 3.0
As for the camera, the Black Shark features a dual camera setup on the back with 20-megapixel and a 12-megapixel sensor2 to take better portrait shots. As for the front camera, the device features a 20-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/2.2.
Finally coming to the price, the Xiaomi Black Shark starts at CNY 2,999 (Approximately Rs 31,100) for the 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage. Whereas the 8GG RAM/128GB internal storage version has been priced at CNY 3,499 (Approximately Rs. 36,300). It will initially be available in two colour options - Polar Night and Sky Grey.