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Xiaomi Black Shark is Xiaomi’s First Gaming Smartphone (Full Specifications, Features and Price)

Xiaomi Black Shark is undoubtedly the first gaming smartphone from Chinese smartphone giant - Xiaomi. With cool design and specifications, the smartphone is primed to deliver the best gaming splendor, shooting pleasure and an enjoyable smartphone experience. Discover more about this classic phone as you go into the article proper.

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Xiaomi Black Shark is Xiaomi’s first gaming smartphone. The smartphone was concocted by Xiaomi and its investment-backed company called Black Shark technology. This gaming smartphone contains not just the firepower to game with ease, it also carries the arsenal to perform all smartphone actions without lagging.

Xiaomi Black Shark Quick Review

Xiaomi Black Shark has the orientation of a rugged smartphone in its design. At its rear, the smartphone shines with a dual camera setup, and the letter S sits conspicuously at the centre. For both its Black and Grey colour variants, the device is blended with a touch of green at core areas like the edges and around the buttons.

This device weighs 192g with a thickness of 9.2mm. The IPS LCD screen sized at 5.99 inches, has an excellent resolution of 1080 X 2160 pixels and pixel density of 403PPI. Full View display of 18:9 aspect ratio is supported on the device. In the attitude of gaming, the colour quality of the smartphone gets all blissful thanks to 97% DCI-P3 coverage.

Moving on, Xiaomi doesn’t break hearts when it comes to the camera category, and the Xiaomi Black Shark is nothing short of that expectation. The rear’s dual camera setup comprises of a 12MP primary sensor and a 20MP secondary sensor; both with f/1.8 aperture. A dual tone dual-LED flash provides the best condition for brightness in low light areas. The front camera, which lacks a flash uses a 20MP sensor to snap selfies.

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Android Oreo OS serves as the operating system of the device. In its powerhouse, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC is aboard. This chipset has eight cores which can speed up to 2.8GHz. For the graphics, Adreno 630 GPU takes the centre stage.

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Interesting enough, the smartphone has a juicy battery life of 4,000mAh to make it last long periods on gaming and other activities. Other than the fact that it’s a non-removable Li-Ion battery, the device charges at maximum speed due to Quick Charge technology present.

The storage unit of the smartphone boasts of 64GB internal memory and a larger variant of 128GB, however, no MicroSD slot was allocated. Sleekness in multitasking is also given by the 6GB RAM which also has a larger version that’s 8GB.

Xiaomi Black Shark Key Specs

Here are the Xiaomi Black Shark key specifications…

Display 5.99-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2160 pixels, 403PPI
OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Processor Octa-core 2.8GHz Kryo Processor
Storage 64GB / 128GB ROM + 6GB / 8GB RAM
Camera 12MP + 20MP Rear/20MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 4000mAh
Price N194,000 – N200,000

Xiaomi Black Shark Photos

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Xiaomi Black Shark Price and Availability

The Xiaomi Black Shark launched April 2018, it is available in colours Black and Grey. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below. Xiaomi Black Shark retails at  $540 (₦194,000 – ₦200,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY XIAOMI BLACK SHARK).

Xiaomi Black Shark Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core 4 x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver (Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845)
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB
  • Colours: Black, Gray
  • Dimension: 161.6 x 75.4 x 9.3 mm
  • Weight: 190g
  • SIM Type: Nano sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim


  • Display: 5.99-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2160 X 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: –


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  • Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Memory Card Support: –
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 5.2/42.67Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 1.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/WMV/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: –
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (front)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes/li>
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 4, 000mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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