Just before the presentation of the flagship smartphones OnePlus 9, Xiaomi, under its Black Shark sub-brand, presented in China the new Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro gaming smartphones, which replaced the Black Shark 3 and Shark 3 Pro models last year.
In general, this is one model, and the differences between the Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro lie in several technical characteristics (processor, camera and some other small details).
Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro both come with the same screens – the latest generation Samsung E4 6.67 inch Super AMOLED panel. It features a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, supports a 144Hz refresh rate and a 720Hz sensor polling rate. Black Shark even released esports finger tips for particularly enthusiastic gamers.
The base model is based on the Snapdragon 870 SoC, while the Pro version features a cutting-edge Snapdragon 888 platform and a dual-layer liquid cooling system to efficiently dissipate heat from the processor and other components. The first cooling layer is located just below the screen, while the second layer from the bottom is responsible for cooling the chipset and other internal components. Xiaomi talks about a 30% improvement in heat dissipation efficiency and an 18 degree drop in CPU temperature compared to conventional carbon monoxide.
In addition to preventing CPU throttling under high load, this advanced CO2 plays a role in keeping the device at a comfortable temperature while charging – the maximum power of a private wired charging is an impressive 120 watts for both models. A full charge of the 4,500 mAh battery from 0 to 100% takes only 14 minutes 50 seconds.
Another difference between the Pro version and the base version is the support for the familiar Xiaomi RAMDISK technology on the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. Remember, the function allows you to install applications directly into the RAM to increase performance.
Both models have triple main cameras, but the base model has a 48MP primary sensor, while the Pro version has a 64MP sensor. The additional units are the same – an 8MP wide-angle sensor and a 5MP depth-of-scene sensor. The 20-megapixel front camera has a circular aperture in the middle at the top of the screen.
Other popular features of Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro include pressure-sensitive shoulder buttons (on the left and right side of the case); They learn the strength of pressure, allowing them to program it for a variety of actions. From the other controls, there are two switches to switch modes, again on the right side, and the main button with a fingerprint scanner is located exactly in the middle between the other buttons. The volume buttons, which have no place on the right side, are on the left.
Custom Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro – JOYUI 12.5 based on Android 11. It is packed with a host of features that allow you to allocate maximum resources in games and eliminate distracting notifications.
The dimensions of the Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro are the same – 163.8 x 76.4 x 9.9mm. But the weight is different – the Pro is 10 grams heavier and weighs 220 grams.
Pricing for Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro in China (global version has yet to be announced):
Smartphones are already available for pre-order in China from the official Black Shark online store, and the first batch will go on sale on March 26th.
- Black Shark 4: 6/128 GB – 2499 yuan (10.6 thousand hryvnia), 8/128 – 2699 yuan (11.5 thousand hryvnia), 12/128 GB – 2999 yuan (12.8 thousand hryvnia) and 12/256 – 3299 yuan (14 Thousand hryvnia).
- Black Shark 4 Pro: 8/256 GB – 3999 yuan (17 thousand hryvnia), 12/256 – 4499 yuan (19.2 thousand hryvnia), 16/512 GB – 5299 yuan (22.6 thousand hryvnia). Hryvnia).
If we talk about smartphone games in 2021, then the Black Shark 4 has only one competitor – the ASUS ROG Phone 5.
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