Xiaomi sub-brand Black Shark has launched a new gaming flagship smartphone series in China. The Black Shark 4s series comprises of two models, namely the Black Shark 4s and 4s Pro. The devices come as an upgrade over the outgoing Black Shark 4 series. They feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8-series of flagship processors. The devices compete against the likes of the ROG Phone 5 series and the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2. The device is unlikely to launch in India. While we wait for some official word, let’s take a look at the Black Shark 4S series specs, price and other details.
Black Shark 4S series price, specs
The vanilla Black Shark 4S comes in three storage options. The 8GB + 128GB variant is priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs 31,500), whereas the 12GB + 128GB model is priced at Rs CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs 31,500). There is also a 12GB + 256GB variant, priced at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs 38,600). It comes in White, Black and special Gundam Edition colour options.
The 4S Pro comes in 12GB + 256GB and 16GB + 512GB storage options. It is priced at CNY 4,799 (roughly Rs 56,100) and CNY 5,499 (roughly Rs 64,300), respectively. The phone comes in Black and White colours.
Both phones share most of the hardware specs. The processor, however, is the key differentiator. The 4S Pro packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC, whereas the standard 4S has a Snapdragon 870 SoC. Both models feature mechanical shoulder buttons for an enhanced gaming experience.
At the front is a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate support. The screen has a 720Hz touch sampling rate and a 1300 nits peak brightness.
On the back, there is a triple-camera setup. There is a 48MP primary camera with an 8MP ultrawide and a 5MP macro shooter on the vanilla model. The Pro model’s primary camera has a 64MP sensor. For selfies, the devices have a 20MP front camera.
The devices have a 3.5mm headphone jack, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, etc. They also come with stereo speakers. They boot Android 11-based and MIUI-based JoyUI 12.8. Lastly, both phones come with a 4,500 mAh battery under the hood with 120W fast charging support.
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