Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro have officially launched in China as the latest gaming smartphones on the block. The Xiaomi-backed gaming smartphone lineup follows the Black Shark 3 series and is all set to take on the likes of the Asus ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5 Pro that launched in India earlier this month. That said, there’s currently no word whether Black Shark 4 will launch anytime soon in India. Black Shark 4 series is set to launch globally in April.
The Black Shark 4 Pro features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) resolution Super AMOLED display with a punch-hole cutout in the centre. The display supports a 144Hz refresh rate, offering up to 1300 nits brightness and is certified for HDR10+ playback. It also has two physical shoulder triggers that pop-up whenever a game is opened. The phone measures 9.9 millimetres in thickness and weighs 220 grams.
The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with Adreno 660 PGU and is paired with up to 16GB RAM and 512GB storage options to choose from. It runs on Android 11 based Joy UI 12.5.
Black Shark 4 Pro has a 64MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 120-degree field-of-view and a 5MP macro camera. The rear cameras can record in 4K UHD at up to 60FPS and in HDR10+. On the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera housed within the notch cutout.
The Black Shark 4 Pro has a side-mounted fingerprint reader and the phone is equipped with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 120W fast charging out-of-the-box. The phone can fully charge to 100% in just 15 minutes as per the company.
Black Shark 4 Pro is priced starting at CNY 3,999 for the 8GB+256GB storage variant, CNY 4,499 for the 12GB RAM option and CNY 5,299 for the maxed-out 16GB+512GB storage variant.
The standard Black Shark 4 shares its feature set with the Pro variant save for some changes. The Black Shark 4 features the same display as the 4 Pro with a 144Hz high refresh rate. Though the standard Black Shark 4 weighs 210 grams it does have the pop-up trigger buttons as well.
The Black Shark 4 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 650 GPU. This is paired with upto 12GB RAM and 256GB storage options to choose from.
It also has a triple camera setup but is headlined by a 48MP primary camera instead, with the rest two cameras being the same as on the Pro model. It also has the same 20MP selfie camera.
Both phones have stereo speakers, side-mounted fingerprint reader and are equipped with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 120W fast charging out-of-the-box.
The Black Shark 4 is priced starting at CNY 2499 for the 6GB+128GB variant, CNY 2699 for the 8GB+128GB model, CNY 2999 for the 12GB+128GB variant and CNY 3299 for the top-end variant with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.