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Get the most powerful gaming smartphone yet — Xiaomi’s Black Shark is available now, and priced from just RM2499!
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Get the most powerful gaming smartphone yet — Xiaomi’s Black Shark is available now, and priced from just RM2499!

by Vyncent ChanApril 24, 2018
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Xiaomi recently introduced the Black Shark gaming smartphone, a flagship-class gaming smartphone that is designed to go head-to-head against the Razer Phone. Except that it is more powerful. And now you can get it for less than you would have to shell out for the Razer Phone.

The liquid-cooled gaming smartphone is priced from just RM2499 here in Malaysia. You are getting a top-spec gaming smartphone with a liquid-cooled Snapdragon 845, a 5.99″ FHD+ display, dual cameras and a large 4000 mAh battery to keep you gaming through the day. It is available in two variants, one with 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and another offering 8GB RAM + 128GB storage.

Mobile 2 Go posted the above status earlier yesterday, with the pricing hidden in the comments. They are offering the 6GB RAM variant for RM2599, and the 8GB RAM version for RM2999. These come with the original Black Shark Gaming Analog Controller too, for a true mobile gaming experience. And they also promised an ETA of 26th April.

Hours later, DirectD announced that they too have the Black Shark, for RM100 less at RM2499 and RM2899, and also an earlier ETA of 25th April. This too comes with the analog controller.

Black Shark Specifications

CPU/Chipset:Snapdragon 845 (4 x Kryo 385 @ 2.8 GHz, 4 x Kryo 385 @ 1.7 GHz)
GPU:Adreno 630 @ 710 MHz
RAM:6GB / 8GB
Display:5.99″, FHD+ (2160 x 1080), 97% DCI-P3 coverage, MEMC technology
Storage:64GB / 128GB UFS 2.1
Camera:Main Camera(s)
12MP f/1.75, 1.25µm pixel pitch, 6P optics
20MP f/1.75, 1.0µm pixel pitch, 6P optics
Dual LED flash, portrait mode, HDR, PDAF, enhanced low light
Front Camera
20MP f/2.2, 1.0µm pixel pitch, 5P optics, Smart Beautify
OS:Joy UI based on Android 8.0 Oreo
Connectivity:Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/ac (2×2 MIMO)
Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX and aptX HD
FDD-LTE (Band 1/3/4/5/7/8/12)
TDD-LTE (Band 34/38/39/40/41)
SIM:Dual nanoSIM
Battery:Li-ion 4000 mAh (non-removable)
Dimensions:161.6 x 75.4 x 9.25 mm (5.1mm at thinnest point)
Weight:190 g

Pokdepinion: RM2899 still seems like a great deal if you want a powerful gaming smartphone with the latest chipset. I would still wait and see if Xiaomi would ever bring this in officially though.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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