Xiaomi’s gaming division has announced Black Shark 5, 5 Pro and 5 RS smartphones. The trio of models retained the brand design and received powerful Snapdragon chips with cooling, displays with a frequency of up to 144 Hz, as well as support for charging at 120 watts.
The most interesting display was the top version of Black Shark 5 Pro – a 6.67-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 2400 × 1080 pixels with a refresh rate of 60/90/120/144 Hz, HDR10 + support and SGS certification. The Black Shark 5 and Black Shark 5 RS are equipped with simpler Samsung E4 AMOLED displays, although they have the same size, resolution and refresh rate.
The Black Shark 5 Pro smartphone runs on a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 processor with LPDDR5 RAM, the functions of non-volatile memory are performed by a productive hybrid subsystem UFS 3.1 and SSD. The same drive – UFS 3.1 and SSD – is used in the Black Shark 5 RS, which is equipped with LPDDR5 memory and Snapdragon 888 processor (8 + 256 GB configuration) or Snapdragon 888+ (12 + 256 GB). Black Shark 5 comes with a Snapdragon 870 chip, LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 drive.
The productive Black Shark 5 Pro and RS boast a liquid cooling system – two components are installed on both sides of the motherboard and give a total area of 5320 mm², and maximum efficiency is provided by direct contact of the copper unit. All three versions support powerful 120-watt charging; The Black Shark 5 RS has a capacity of 4500 mAh, while the Black Shark 5 / Pro features 4650 mAh batteries.
On the back of the Black Shark 5 Pro is a trio of cameras: 108-megapixel main, 13-megapixel wide-angle and 5-megapixel for macro photography, there is also a 16-megapixel front. The Black Shark 5 is 64/13/2 MP at the rear and 16 MP at the front, and the Black Shark 5 RS is 64/8/5 MP at the rear and 20 MP at the front.
The colors of the models also differ: Black Shark 5 Pro is available in meteorite black, changing white and China Aerospace; Black Shark 5 is available in dark universe black, dawn white, exploration gray and China Aerospace; and the Black Shark 5 RS has skydome black and flare star yellow.
And finally, prices. Black Shark 5 Pro is available in 8 + 256, 12 + 256 and 16 + 512 GB configurations for $ 660, $ 739 and $ 864, respectively, and there is also a special version of the China Space Edition Supreme Package for $ 943. Black Shark 5 is available in 8 + 128, 12 + 128 and 12 + 256 GB for $ 440, $ 471 and $ 518 plus China Aerospace for $ 550. Finally, the Black Shark RS is available in 8 + 256 GB with a Snapdragon 888 processor for $ 518 and 12 + 256 GB on a Snapdragon 888+ chip for $ 597. Sales of all models will start today, April 2.
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