The Black Shark brand has introduced a new flagship smartphone Black Shark 5 Pro, aimed at the gaming audience. In addition to top-end hardware, the device has acquired a high-speed display and a unique case design that turns into a gamepad thanks to additional triggers. In addition, during the event, a more affordable basic version of the device was shown, which has some hardware differences from the older model.
The “face” of the Black Shark 5 Pro is a 6.7-inch flat AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels and 10-bit color depth. The display refresh rate of the novelty is 144 Hz, and the sensor polling is 720 Hz. On the body of the gadget there are hardware triggers with a magnetic mechanism, which will be useful for fans of mobile games. Thanks to the retractable design, they do not interfere with the use of the gadget in normal mode.
The smartphone is based on the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor with Adreno 730 graphics. The amount of RAM, depending on the configuration, is 8, 12 or 16 GB, and the built-in memory is 256 or 512 GB. The gadget also supports the original Dual Disk Array 2.0 technology, which combines the capabilities of NVMe storage and UFS 3.1 flash memory to increase system and application performance.
The 4650mAh battery supports 120W fast charging technology. According to the brand, it is able to fully “swing” in 15 minutes in high-speed mode, or in 24 minutes with maintaining a constant temperature of the gadget case. The design of the device does not provide wireless charging capabilities. As a “compensation”, the SharkEye RGB customizable backlight module is located on the back cover.
The composition of the rear camera of the smartphone includes image sensors 108 (main), 13 (wide-angle) and 5 megapixels (telephoto). Another important feature of the device was a custom cooling system. According to the company, thanks to efficient heat dissipation in AnTuTu, the new product showed an impressive result of 1,129,716 points.
The price of the novelty is:
- Black Shark 5 Pro 8/256 ГБ — $661
- Black Shark 5 Pro 12/256 ГБ — $739
- Black Shark 5 Pro 16/512 ГБ — $865
The more affordable modification of the Black Shark 5 without the Pro prefix practically duplicates the older model in terms of characteristics, but is equipped with a Snapdragon 870 processor. In addition, the main camera sensor of the device has a resolution of 64 megapixels, and only UFS 3.1 standard memory is used as a drive. The design of the smartphone has not changed.
Retail price of Black Shark 5, depending on the configuration:
- Black Shark 5 Pro 8/128 ГБ — $440
- Black Shark 5 Pro 12/128 ГБ — $472
- Black Shark 5 Pro 12/256 ГБ — $519