Recently, Xiaomi introduced the Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro at a presentation in China. The latest generation Black Shark 4 arrived shortly after the official unveiling of Asus’ ROG Phone 5. The new Black Shark 4 is available in two versions: both standard and «Pro» variant. The big takeaway from Xiaomi’s latest gaming phone developments is the use of a 720Hz touchpad, which sets a new industry benchmark even for extreme gaming phone configurations.
Black Shark 4, 4 Pro price
The Black Shark 4 is priced at CNY 2499 for the 6GB RAM/128GB variant, CNY 2699 for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant, CNY 2899 for the 12GB RAM/128GB storage variant, and CNY 3299 for the 12GB RAM/256GB storage variant. Meanwhile, the Black Shark 4 Pro is priced at CNY 3,999 for 8GB RAM/256GB storage, CNY 4,499 for 12GB RAM/256GB storage, and up to CNY 5,299 for 16GB RAM/512GB storage.
Specifications Black Shark 4, 4 Pro
Black Shark 4 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, which is slightly weaker than the latest Snapdragon 888 flagship. It offers 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB RAM options, as well as 128GB and 256GB storage options. It features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch response, its biggest selling point. There is a punch-hole for the front camera on the display, and there is a 48MP + 8MP + 5MP triple rear camera on the back. The back of the Black Shark 4 features a simple design as well as X-pattern color options without any fancy LED lighting. It packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging, which Xiaomi claims can fully charge a phone in just 15 minutes. It gets physical triggers on the shoulder that can be used for gaming or also customized for custom usage scenarios.
Black Shark 4 Pro powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC with 8GB, 12GB, and 16GB of RAM, along with 256GB and 512GB of storage. It has the same display as its standard variant, as well as the same battery specs. The rear camera configuration has the same triple-camera layout but has an updated 64MP main sensor. Its back is adorned with X-shaped patterns with inlaid LED lights to give out the gaming phone’s claims when you’re out and about.
Both smartphones are equipped with a 3.5mm audio port and run on Android 11. At the moment, Xiaomi has not announced global availability, including potential pricing and a launch date for India.