This isn’t the only Xiaomi sub-brand: Black Shark, which sells strong smartphones with dramatic designs for the enthusiastic gaming market, also exists.
The Black Shark 5 and 5 Pro have been available in China for the past two months, and now the company is introducing them to Malaysia, its first international market. On June 8th (Wednesday), at 7 p.m. Malaysia Time (UTC +8) or 4:30 p.m. Indian Time (UTC +5:30), the new smartphones will be formally released in Malaysia.
The Black Shark 5 series’ pricing and pre-order promos are scheduled to be announced on the day of the event. Black Shark Malaysia’s official Facebook and TikTok social media outlets will broadcast the launch live.
The Black Shark 5 and 5 Pro’s specifications are expected to be the same as those announced in China on March 30th, when the devices were first shown.
AMOLED displays with variable refresh rates of up to 144Hz are available on the Black Shark 5 and 5 Pro in China. Samsung’s E4 AMOLED panel serves as the screen’s backlight. It has a maximum brightness of 1300 nits and supports DC dimming, HDR10+ support, and 100 percent coverage of the P3 color gamut. In addition to a dual-zone pressure-sensitive screen and a touch sampling rate of 720Hz, these gadgets can improve the way you play games on your smartphone.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 + SSD storage fuel the Black Shark 5 Pro’s performance. The 5 Pro’s read and write speeds have been boosted by 55% and 69% thanks to Xiaomi’s Disk Array 2.0 technology, which combines UFS and SSD storage.
The Black Shark 5’s Snapdragon 870 processor is combined with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage in the base model.
Samsung claims that the phones can be fully charged in just 15 minutes using a 4,650 mAh battery and 120W rapid charging technology. The charger is included in the box, and Black Shark’s JoyUI 13, based on Android 12, is pre-installed on the device.