Beyond Samsung and Apple, we cannot lose sight of other participants such as Black Shark, which has just presented your new family of gaming smartphones Black Shark 5competing against other specialized devices such as the ASUS ROG or the Lenovo Legion, with terminals that despite being focused on gaming, continue to surprise us with high-end features.
Specifically, the company once part of Xiaomi has just introduced three new models: with the Black Shark 5, Black Shark 5 Pro and Black Shark RS.
Specifications BlackShark 5
|BlackShark 5||Black Shark 5RS||BlackShark 5 Pro|
|OS||Android 11 with EMUI 12||Android 11 with EMUI 12||Android 11 with EMUI 12|
|Screen||6.67-inch AMOLED display with up to 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate||6.67-inch AMOLED display with up to 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate||6.67-inch AMOLED display with up to 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate|
|Resolution||FullHD+: 2,400 x 1,080 pixels||FullHD+: 2,400 x 1,080 pixels||FullHD+: 2,400 x 1,080 pixels|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snap Dragon 870 + Adreno 650 GPU||Qualcomm SnapDragon 888/888+ + Adreno 660 GPU||Qualcomm SnapDragon 8 Gen 1 + Adreno 730 GPU|
|Memory||8/12GB of RAM||8/12GB of RAM||8/16GB of RAM|
|Storage||128GB of storage||128 or 256 GB of storage||256GB of storage|
|Rear camera||Triple configuration:
·13 MP 120º wide angle
·8 MP 120º wide angle
·13 MP 120º wide angle
|connectivity||Dual SIM, WiFi 6, 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, USB-C||Dual SIM, WiFi 6, 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, USB-C||Dual SIM, WiFi 6, 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, GPS, USB-C|
|Battery||4,650 mAh with 120W fast charge||4,650 mAh with 120W fast charge||4,650 mAh with 120W fast charge|
|Dimensions||163.83 x 76.25 x 10mm||163.69 x 76.21 x 9.9mm||163.86 x 76.53 x 9.5mm|
|Weight||218 grams||220 grams||220 grams|
Starting with one of the most important specifications when it comes to gaming smartphones, we find identical screens in the three modelsand that although inherited from its predecessor without any changes, they continue to offer us a huge reproduction surface, with an AMOLED panel that will not only offer us better image quality and colors, but is also completed with a refresh rate of 144Hz and a touch sample rate of up to 720Hzensuring maximum performance for games.
Although even more important to take advantage of this and the rest of the phone’s utilities, it is undoubtedly the processor. And it is that one of the variants of these Black Shark 5 has a different chipset, including up to the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the case of the Pro model. Additionally, the three models have minimum configurations of 8 GB of RAM, as well as 4,650 mAh batteries with support for an impressive 120W fast charge.
Thus, we will find some small differences in the rest of the specifications, such as internal storage, limited to only 128 GB in the case of the base model. Although the biggest change we will find in the cameras. Although the three terminals will have a triple configuration, both the base model and the RS will focus on a 64 MP main sensor, while the Pro variant will include an improved 100 MP sensor. However, it never ceases to amaze us that although the three terminals have secondary wide-angle and macro lenses, the medium model is the only one that has a slightly reduced secondary lens up to 8 MP wide-angle. Something that, for some reason, will correct being the only one of the terminals to include a 20 MP front camera.
Availability and price
With a premiere and availability dated for tomorrow, April 2, at the moment the phones have only been presented in China, although it is expected that, like the rest of the previous models, they will end up arriving in our country during the following months. That said, in the absence of the adjustments that we see after its expansion to the rest of the containers, the prices would be arranged as follows:
- BlackShark 5 (8/128GB), for a base price of 2,799 yuan (approximately 396.15 euros to change)
- BlackShark 5 (12/128GB), for 2,999 yuan (424.45 euros)
- BlackShark 5 (12/256GB), for 3,299 yuan (466.91 euros)
- Black Shark 5RS 8/256GB, from 3,299 yuan (466.91 euros)
- Black Shark 5RS 12/256GB, for 3,799 yuan (537.68 euros)
- BlackShark 5 Pro 8/256GB, from 4,199 yuan (594.29 euros)
- BlackShark 5 Pro 8/256GBfor 4,699 yuan (665.06 euros)
- BlackShark 5 Pro 16/512GB, rising to a maximum price of 5,499 yuan (approximately 778.28 euros)