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Black Shark 4S, 4S Pro Goes Official with 120W Fast Charge and 5G

Black Shark 4S 4S Pro

After its render was revealed few days ago, Xiaomi's Black Shark brand have come out to officially announced its latest gaming-centric smartphones in China. The Black Shark 4S and 4S Pro are the firm newest addition to its gaming smartphone line-up, both featuring high-end CPUs, crystal clear AMOLED display, and juicy gaming-focus additions such as shoulder trigger buttons.

To start with, the Black Shark 4S and 4S Pro are nearly identical in all ramifications except in processing power, RAM, main camera, and internal storage. These have E4 AMOLED screens that are 6.67-inch is size, flaunting 144Hz refresh rate and 1300 nits of brightness. The screen uses Full HD+ display panel that is calibrated to be DCI-P3 color compliant.

As mentioned earlier, the device have different processors. The Black Shark 4S opted for the less powerful Snapdragon 870 chipset, while the Pro version is driven by Qualcomm's top-of-the-line Snapdragon 888 5nm chipset. These have up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage. Speaking of the processor, the firm have done an amazing job in making sure that overheating is kept in check.

As revealed during launch, the smartphones have special built "sandwich" liquid cooling system and 360-degree three-dimensional heat dissipation system that lower the temperature generated throughout the whole device. Eleven inbuilt temperature sensors monitors the temperature constantly with real-time adjustment of heat dissipation during intense use.

The shoulder buttons have been upgraded compared to previous models - the new ones coupled with the device are magnetic-powered and have trigger force as low as 160 grams. The buttons have been tested up to one million times in lab for durability, the firm revealed. Both device have triple rear cameras, are 5G enabled, and are powered by 4500mAh batteries with 120W fast charging that can charge the device from 0% to 50% in five minutes.

Black Shark 4S Specifications

  • Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400x1080) E4 AMOLED, 144Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, up to 1300 nits brightness, DC Dimming, 111% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, MEMC
  • Processor: 3.2GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 7nm 64-bit chipset
  • GPU: Adreno 650 GPU
  • RAM: 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 (non-expandable)
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 48MP with f/1.79 aperture, LED flash; secondary 8MP (120°) ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.0 aperture; 5MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 20MP, f/2.45 aperture
  • Audio: Dual speakers, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Water Protection: None
  • Operating System: Android 11, JoyUI 12.8
  • Biometrics: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • SIM: Dedicated dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Connectivity: 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 163.69×76.21x 9.9mm
  • Weight: 210 grams
  • Battery: 4,500mAh, 120W fast charging, QC, PD
  • Colour(s): Foggy White, Black


Black Shark 4S Pro Specifications

  • Display: 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400x1080) E4 AMOLED, 144Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, up to 1300 nits brightness, DC Dimming, 111% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, MEMC
  • Processor: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm 64-bit chipset
  • GPU: Adreno 660 GPU
  • RAM: 12GB / 16GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 256GB / 512GB UFS 3.1 (+ SSD Disk Array 2.0)
  • Rear Camera (Triple): 64MP with f/1.79 aperture, LED flash; secondary 8MP (120°) ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.0 aperture; 5MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • Front Camera: 20MP, f/2.45 aperture
  • Audio: Dual 1226 super linear 7-magnet speakers, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Water Protection: None
  • Operating System: Android 11, JoyUI 12.8
  • Biometrics: In-display fingerprint sensor
  • SIM: Dedicated dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Connectivity: 5G (SA/NSA), Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ax (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 163.69×76.21x 9.9mm
  • Weight: 220 grams
  • Battery: 4,500mAh, 120W fast charging, QC, PD
  • Colour(s): Sky White, Black

Pricing

Black Shark 4S 8GB/128GB -> CN¥2699 (US$418)
Black Shark 4S 12GB/128GB -> CN¥2999 (US$465)
Black Shark 4S 12GB/256GB -> CN¥3299 (US$512)
Black Shark 4S Pro 12GB/256GB -> CN¥4799 (US$744)
Black Shark 4S Pro 16GB/512GB -> CN¥5499 (US$853)

There is also a special Gudam Limited Edition of the Black Shark 4S with custom engraving and customized theme, boot animation, wallpapers and the likes. This will also be sold in China for CN¥3499 (US$543) for the 12GB/256GB version. Pre-orders begin today while shipping will commence next week.




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