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Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming phone officially revealed with liquid cooling solution

The gaming controller is compatible with other 5.99-inch models and is sold separately. (Source: Black Shark)
The gaming controller is compatible with other 5.99-inch models and is sold separately. (Source: Black Shark)
The Black Shark gaming phone comes with totally unique features that include a 550 nits 5.99-inch display, special detachable game controller, sturdy back design for improved grip, watercooling system that allows the SoC to run at lower temperatures and thus avoiding throttling, plus stereo speakers that emulate surround sound acoustics.

Rumors about the Black Shark gaming phone have been circulating around the Net for a few months, with the latest teasers hinting at an April 13 official reveal. The wait is over and it looks like the rumors did not manage to spoil a few major specs that make the Black Shark truly unique.

The 5.99-inch display comes with a 2:1 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 resolution, but rumors seem to have gone a bit overboard with the 120 Hz and HDR features. Still, the Black Shark does come with one of the brightest displays on a smartphone, able to offer up to 550 nits and a 97% sRGB color gamut. As a serious gaming device, this model is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with either 6 or 8 GB of RAM, while storage options range between 64 and 128 GB.

Other important features include:
•    4000 mAh battery with fast charging through USB-C port
•    special gaming controller that attaches to the bottom of the phone (also compatible with other models)
•    back casing features a special design for improved grip
•    20 MP selfie cam + dual 12 MP rear camera setup
•    watercooling system that allows the SoC to run 8 degrees centigrade lower than stock solutions
•    stereo speakers (unfortunately, no audio jack)

The special gaming controller needs to be purchased separately and will be available for ~US$28 in limited quantities. Both Black Shark versions will start shipping in May, with the 6 GB/64 GB model priced at ~US$477 and the 8 GB/128 GB costing ~US$557.

A closer look at the mini watercooling system (Source: Black Shark)
A closer look at the mini watercooling system (Source: Black Shark)
The color scheme seems similar to that found on Razer's products. (Source: Black Shark)
The color scheme seems similar to that found on Razer's products. (Source: Black Shark)

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-04-13 (Update: 2018-04-13)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.