Today, Black Shark officially announced its latest flagship series, the Black Shark 4 series. This series includes the Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro. These smartphones come with two different processors, both of which are 2021 flagship chips. While the Black Shark 4 uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, the Pro model comes with the Snapdragon 870 processor. The Blac Shark 4 is now the first Snapdragon 870 gaming smartphone.
One exclusive feature of the Black Shark 4 series is its magnetic power-lifting shoulder buttons. The magnetic power-lifting shoulder key adopts a new generation of design. It comes with a built-in 6-pole magnetic drive and 160G key strength. According to Black Shark, the key life supports up to 1 million clicks and 15 kinds of toggle key texture schemes.
At this launch conference, the company also unveiled the new JOYUI operating system.
Black Shark 4
The Black Shark 4 comes with a 6.67-inch Samsung E4 material AMOLED gaming screen. This display supports a 144Hz ultra-high refresh rate and 720Hz multi-finger touch sampling rate. It brings a smoother and more follow-up game control experience for mobile game players. Furthermore, this device is the first punch-hole full-screen gaming smartphone.
The dual mechanical lift-type physical shoulder keys of the Black Shark 4 are top-notch. It is far better than other smartphones that use virtual touch shoulder keys. The physical keys will bring a better touch to the user and will greatly reduce false touches.
In the camera department, the Black Shark 4 Pro comes with a 48MP main camera. The two other lenses are an 8MP wide-angle and 5MP macro lenses.
From the launch information, the Black Shark 4 comes with a 4,500 mAh high-capacity battery. This smartphone supports 120W high-power charging. This smartphone takes only 5 minutes to charge the battery to 50%, and it can get a full charge within 15 minutes. With 100% power, the charging speed is second to none in the industry.
Of course, in addition to high-power fast charging, this time the Black Shark 4 will also use NFC as standard. Not only that, the Black Shark 4 is not only a gaming phone but also a “music phone”. According to DxOMark rating, Black Shar 4 tops its audio rating with a total score of 81. This report has not been officially released by DxOMark. This device relies on the industry’s top large-amplitude linear dual speakers and fully symmetrical super-large sound cavity.
The Black Shark 4 will be available in a variety of colors such as fantasy black and storm blue.
Black Shark 4 Pro
The Black Shark 4 Pro has more colour options than the regular version. It is available in Black, Gray, Ink Sea Black, and Pink. This smartphone comes with a Snapdragon 888 flagship processor. It also uses the UFS 3.1 storage as well as LPDDR5 RAM.
The Black Shark 4 Pro uses a Samsung E4 material AMOLED gaming screen. This display supports a 144Hz screen refresh rate, and a 720Hz touch sampling rate. Its touch response delay is as low as 8.3ms.
The Black Shark 4 Pro further uses a new “sandwich” liquid cooling system. It has a built-in double-layer three-dimensional heat dissipation system. This system increases the heat dissipation efficiency by 30%. It also reduces the CPU core temperature by 18 degrees.
The disk array system is composed of an enhanced version of UFS3.1+ customized SSD. This increases the storage read performance by up to 55%. The storage write performance also increases by up to 69%. This greatly increases the speed of game installation and file processing.
The Black Shark 4 Pro uses a full-scene X antenna intelligent switching system and a built-in network acceleration system.
Just like the Black Shark 4, the Pro model also uses a 4500 mAh capacity battery. This battery also supports 120W ultra-fast flash charging. According to Black Shark, this device can get a full charge in 15 minutes. It can get up to 50% charge in 5 minutes. The Black Shark 4 Pro also uses a cooling rear clip with a built-in temperature display. Thus, users can see the temperature of the device in real-time.
The Black Shark 4 Pro also uses a 15V ultra-high power smart power amplifier. This increases the drive power by 50%. This smartphone also comes with an ultra-large amplitude dual 1216 linear speakers and a 1.5CC full symmetrical ultra-large sound cavity design.
In the camera department, the Black Shark 4 Pro comes with a 64MP main camera. The two other lenses are an 8MP wide-angle and 5MP macro lenses.
Price and Availability
The Black Shark 4 series will be available for pre-sale at 5 pm today. However, the first official sale of this device will be at 10 am on March 26.
Black Shark 4 price
- 6GB + 128GB – 2499 yuan ($384)
- 8GB + 128GB – 2699 yuan ($415)
- 12GB + 128GB – 2999 yuan ($461)
- 12GB + 256GB – 3299 yuan ($507)
Black Shark 4 Pro price
- 8GB + 256GB – 3999 yuan ($614)
- 12GB + 256GB – 4499 yuan ($691)
- 16GB + 512GB – 5299 yuan ($814)
Black Shark also released a couple of devices in addition to the Black Shark 4 series. Here are the devices and their prices
- Black-Shark 3.5mm in-ear gaming headset standard version – 149 yuan ($23)
- Black Shark 3.5mm in-ear gaming headset ring iron version – 249 yuan ($38)
- Black-Shark cooling back clip 2 Pro – 199 yuan ($31)
- Black Shark 20000 mAh mobile power bank – 159 yuan ($24)
- Black Shark 4/4 Pro armor thermal conductive protective shell – 79 yuan ($12)
- Black-Shark 4/4 Pro fluorescent protective shell – 39 yuan ($6)