Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Lineup: Xiaomi’s Latest Gaming Handset

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Xiaomi Black Shark 4 lineup is Xiaomi’s latest 4th-generation gaming handset land with high potential GPU. Presently, this lineup consists of two models, a standard Black Shark 4 and a Black Shark 4 Pro variant. It is Xiaomi Mi’s latest stabbing on the tiring niche of phones devoted to Android gaming. However, this line is not a solo lineup unveiled in March 2021. The two gaming handsets Asus ROG Phone 5 and Nubia Red Magic 6, also launched this month in China. The Black Shark 4 Pro attempts to compete them on sheer power and specs while the ‘vanilla’ handset doesn’t.

Specs Black Shark 4 Lineup

The Black Shark 4 may be one of the initial reasonable gaming handsets we’ve found. Accordingly, its selling price in China is too low. But we’ll have to view how much it prices universally else to make a complete assessment. Further down, we have provided all the information about this latest gaming phone with all its specs. Let’s jump into a review to get to know about Xiaomi’s latest flagship.

SpecificationXiaomi Black Shark 4
DesignDimensions:163.8 x 76.4 x 9.9 mm
Weight: 210 g
Physical pop-up gaming triggers
DisplaySize: 6.67 inches
resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
Storage128GB/256GB
RAM6GB/8GB/12GB
CameraRear: 48MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro
Front: 20MP
4K video recording at 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 1080p@960fps
BatteryLi-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 120W, 100% in 17 min
Point to Know
  • What is this? Xiaomi’s 4th-generation gaming handset
  • When is it releasing? Probably a worldwide statement soon
  • What will it cost? Almost a mid-range price tag

Specs and Performance

  • Shark 4 RAM: 6GB/8GB/12GB
  • Shark 4 Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Shark 4 Pro RAM: 8GB/12GB/16GB
  • Shark Pro storage: 256GB/512GB
  • Shark 4 chipset: Snapdragon 870,
  • Shark 4 Pro 4 chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • 5G enabled

As formerly stated, the Black Shark 4 handsets have a variable number of RAM. The RAM varies from 6GB in the ‘standard’ variant to 16GB in the Pro model. Though the storage also differs here. From 128GB in vanilla version to 512GB in Pro version. The standard version comes with Snapdragon 870 processor, while the shark 4 Pro keeps the high-end Qualcomm snapdragon 888 processor.

Xiaomi Black shark 4 review
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It’s inquiring about getting a gaming handset without the impeccable processor obtainable to it. Though the 870 snapdragon is quite good, and it looks Xiaomi attempted hard to make it a good gaming handset. Both of the handsets are 5G enables, so they are future proof too. Performance looks that this generation handset is the best gaming phone despite high-end RAM and a processor. It less price is also its appealing selling point to go for.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4 Launch Date and Cost

  • Launched on 23 March 2021
  • Available in China yet
  • Soon go for a global launch

The Xiaomi Black shark 4 lineups were hurled in China on 23 March 2021. After that launch, it is just available in China. But we’re yet looking to get news about its release somewhere else. Though, it is the usual way Xiaomi manages its Black Shark unveilings. Therefore, we have to wait for a month or so on. There are a lot of Black Shark 4 confirmations with a diverse price tag. While we only know how much the handset prices in China right away. Further down, we have provided the prices of all versions of Black Shark 4 with conversions in dollars and Euros.

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Black shark 4 variants
Source: Xiaomi
  • Black shark 4: CNY 2,499 (almost AU$500, £280, $380) for 128GB storage/6GB RAM
  • Black Shark 4: CNY 2,699 (around AU$540, £300, $410) for 128GB/8GB RAM
  • Black shark 4: CNY 2,999 (bumpily AU$600, £330, $460) for 128GB/12GB RAM
  • Black shark4: CNY 3,299 (about AU$660, £370, $510) for 256GB/12GB RAM
  • Black shark 4 Pro: CNY 3,999 (about £440, AU$800, $610) for 256GB/8GB RAM
  • Black shark 4 Pro: CNY 4,499 (almost, £500, AU$900, $690) for 256GB/12B RAM
  • Black shark 4 Pro: CNY 5,299 (bumpily £590, AU$1,060, $810) for 512GB/16GB

Though, in China, the prices are likely to be lesser than somewhere else. Thus, take these translations with an epic pinch of salt, as we’ll probably see higher prices somewhere else. Stating that, its features propose the ‘vanilla’ Black Shark 4 will be pretty reasonable as gaming handset go. Simultaneously, the pro version is more costly than the standard version as the pro offers some big specs than the standard model. So it prices more than the basic model. It also offers many variants concerning its specs.

Design and Display

  • 6.67 inches FHD plus resolution screen
  • AMOLED
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • 720 touch sampling rate

The Black Shark 4 handsets both plunge the bezel that many gaming handsets offer. In its place, they keep their forward-facing snappers in the blow-hole pattern at the upper side of the display. That means a minor piece of the display is absent. The handsets have low-dynamic back designs than their precursors, but many people might like this. It looks just like the Pro variant has the rear LED. On the ends of the handset, there’s a side-fixed fingerprint sensor. Both of the phones also have physical triggers, which are usually even in the handset. But they pop up when you start them.

Black shark 4
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Do these handsets offer IP ratings for dust or waterproofing? We don’t get any info about it. But we got that both handsets have 3.5mm earphone jacks and NFC for online payments. In the case of display, both phones offer 6.67-inches FHD+ AMOLED screens. Both come with 144Hz screen refresh rates and super-quick 720Hz touch sampling rates. This last feature should make them prodigious for gaming, as it ensures your touch is recorded rapidly.

Black Shark 4 Lineup Battery and Cameras

  • Black shark 4 Triple rear snapper: 48MP primary, 8MP, 5MP
  • Black shark 4 Pro Triple rear snapper: 64MP primary, 8MP, 5MP
  • Black shark 4 lineup battery: 4500 mAh battery
  • Black shark 4 lineup charging: 120W super-fast speed
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The Black Shark 4 and Shark 4 Pro both come with triple-back snappers. They come with two lenses in joint too, a 5MPand 8MP snappers. However, we don’t get any info about what lens they’re combined with. The Black Shark 4 also keeps a 48MP primary rear snapper. Whereas the Black shark 4 Pro rocks the stage at a 64MP primary lens. However, we don’t even know about the exact resolution of the front selfies snapper. Both handsets come to sit in one place when we talk about charging speed and battery capacity. Both come with a 4,500mAh power battery and also power up at a splendid-speedy 120W fast charging.

Conclusion

Spec-wise the black shark 4 line is the best gaming lineup released recently. Though coming in different variants of RAM and storage, it offers you the choice to pick the best one for yourself. In our opinion, the black shark 4 is good by specs, but the Pro version may rock the stage and vie with top-end gaming handsets.