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Xiaomi Black Shark 4 and Asus ROG Phone 4/ROG Phone 5: ROG Phone 4/5 seems to offer 32% higher capacity for the same thickness, but Black Shark 4 features 120 W fast charging

The Black Shark 4 may have a centered front camera. (Image Source: Digital Chat Station on Twitter)
The Black Shark 4 may have a centered front camera. (Image Source: Digital Chat Station on Twitter)
A few specifications of the upcoming Xiaomi Black Shark 4 and the Asus ROG Phone 4/5 have leaked online. While it is common knowledge that these gaming phones will be powered by the Snapdragon 888, we are now getting to know a few additional specs of these devices including the dimensions, battery capacity, fast charging, and display resolution.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC is set to power several flagship Android phones this year and that includes gaming-focused phones such as the Xiaomi Black Shark 4 and the Asus ROG Phone 4/5. Thanks to known leaker Digital Chat Station (DCS), we are now getting to know some specs of these devices apart from, of course, the SoC.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4

The Snapdragon 865-powered Black Shark 3 earned a decent 85% rating in our review. However, it looks like this time we may not see a huge spec upgrade with the Black Shark 4. According to DCS, the Black Shark 4 will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 and will feature a 6.67-inch 2,400 x 1,080 OLED display. The device seems to have been trimmed a little going by the dimensions of 163.83 x 76.35 x 10.3 mm compared to the Black Shark 3's 168.7 x 77.3 x 10.3 mm dimensions.

The Black Shark 4 will have a reduced battery capacity at 4,500 mAh (4,720 mAh in the Black Shark 3), but it now features 120 W fast charging. A render of the device shows that the front-facing camera is now placed towards the top center instead of being pushed to the top right of the display as was the case previously.

Asus ROG Phone 4/ROG Phone 5

The ROG Phone 4/5 will be powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC and will feature an AniMe Matrix customizable secondary display apart from the 6.78-inch OLED panel. A 5,960 mAh dual battery with either 60 or 65 W fast charging is on the anvil. The ROG Phone 4/5 may be slightly larger this time around with dimensions of 172.8 x 77 x 10.29 mm.

It is still not clear how Asus would go about naming its upcoming ROG Phone. While it is very much likely that the company would skip directly to the ROG Phone 5 owing to tetraphobia in many Asian countries, it is also possible that the rest of the world will still see a ROG Phone 4.

The Asus ROG Phone 4/5 will offer an AniMe matrix secondary display. (Image Source: Digital Chat Station on Twitter)
The Asus ROG Phone 4/5 will offer an AniMe matrix secondary display. (Image Source: Digital Chat Station on Twitter)

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Digital Chat Station on Twitter (1), (2), (3)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2021-02- 1 (Update: 2021-02- 1)