Good News for Gamer as Xiaomi BlackShark Gaming Phone is Return to Sale

To compete with Razer, Xiaomi is investing in Black Shark for phones designed for gaming hardware.


Xiaomi officially announced the BlackShark smartphone, facing the gamer market in April this year. Technically, BlackShark was established as an independent company, but it has received a number of investments from Xiaomi to develop and launch the new handset. To compete for the new category with Razer, Xiaomi decided to invest in the company Black Shark to announce phones designed for gaming hardware.

The device went for first official sales on April 20. However, the phone was sold out from the market within few seconds of sales and Xiaomi didn’t mention clearly when the second batch sales would commence for this high demand phone.

There is some good news to store for you now. The next second round of sales will start from June 1st. Back Shark technology CEO, Wu Shimin, confirmed that more units would hit the market later this week. The smartphone was available in April, but due to demand and low shipping the device’s stocks ran out quickly. Shimin said the company had trouble producing new units. Even so, the situation has been resolved, and the Black Shark gamer smartphone will return to sales on June 1 on Friday.


The phone specification

As a reminder, the device has a rounded design at the corners, with various details in green color, including a brand logo on the back. The company highlights the color quality of the display, which uses Pixelworks technology and its third generation Iris chipset. The promise is of extremely realistic colors combined with advanced brightness and contrast management.

Screen5.9-inch LCD
Resolution2160 x 1080 and 403 PPI
ProcessorSnapdragon 845 2.8 GHz
Memory RAM6 GB or 8 GB
Storage64 GB or 128 GB
Rear Cameras20 MP and 12 MP
Front camera20 MP
Battery4,000 mAh with Quick Charge 3.0
Operating systemAndroid Oreo 8.1
Price¥ 2,999 (~ US $477) or ¥ 3,499 (~US $ 556)


The BlackShark also has a liquid cooling system to ensure it does not heat during use and stereo speakers. The biometric sensor will also work as a shortcut button to bring to the home screen, and there is a dedicated button only to activate the “Performance Mode.” The handset comes in Polar Night and Gray Sky colors.

Another highlight is dedicated control, which adds an analog and physical button and will have native support for various Chinese games. It will be sold separately for ¥179 (~$29).

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