Black Shark today unveiled its latest gaming smartphones in China: the Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro. Designed for casual and enthusiast gamers alike, the Black Shark 4 Series is equipped with brand new
gaming features and technologies for a uniquely innovative gaming experience.
The Black Shark 4 series features mechanical pop-up shoulder buttons for more precise control of touch-based mobile games. Utilizing a new “magnetic power lift” technology, the upgraded gaming triggers provide gamers with unparalleled tactile control and seamlessly integrate into the Black Shark 4’s streamlined body. While particularly useful for gaming, the shoulder buttons can also serve as one-click shortcuts to take screenshots, screen recordings, and more for convenient everyday use. The new Black Shark 4 series boasts a 4500mAh battery and ultra-fast 120W charging for all-day gaming and entertainment. The Black Shark 4’s resilient battery can be fully charged to 100% in just 16 minutes, while the Black Shark 4 Pro can be charged to 100% in just 15 minutes.
Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro are equipped with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 870 and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 respectively, the next-gen in mobile performance. As the current benchmark in mobile gaming performance, the Snapdragon 888 uses an advanced 5nm process for unrivalled performance and low power consumption, with the full suite of Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ technologies. All Black Shark 4 Series come standard with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS3.1 flash storage for blazing memory speeds. Black Shark 4 Pro is the first smartphone ever to introduce enterprise level storage solutions with an array storage system and RAMDISK disk accelerator, allowing games and apps to load and run faster than ever before.
Black Shark 4 series’ 6.67-inch Samsung AMOLED display boasts an eye-watering 144Hz refresh rate for the smoothest frame rates in mobile gaming. A touch sampling rate of up to 720Hz gives Black Shark 4 the industry's lowest touch delay of just 8.3ms and the lowest shooting delay of 24 ms--the most responsive smartphone touchscreen ever. In addition, players can also manually choose 60Hz, 90Hz, or120Hz screen refresh rates for different usage scenarios. For more interactive gameplay, Black Shark 4 Pro’s display is equipped with Master Touch 5.0, which supports a variety of custom functions based on varying pressure applied to the touchscreen.
Black Shark 4 features dual-symmetrical speakers and an oversized sound cavity for surprisingly-bold audio. This unique design produces a spatial stereo effect, even when not using headphones. As a result, Black Shark 4 Pro is ranked #1 in DXOMARK’s audio benchmarks. For a more immersive entertainment experience, Black Shark teamed up with senior engineers from DTS, Cirrus Logic, and AAC Technology, the industry’s most powerful sound effects manufacturers, to design optimized audio around specific gaming scenes. For audio noise reduction the Black Shark team worked with Elephant Sound, implementing its “Vocplus Gaming” AI intelligent noise reduction algorithm to effectively eliminate environmental noise and unwanted echos.
Based on MIUI 12.5, the all new JOYUI 12.5 combines the greatest mobile OS and the most professional gaming experience. Our improved Shark Space gaming mode allows players to control the network and performance features and temporarily block distractions like calls and texts, on the fly. The Black Shark 4 series adopts a new generation of Sandwich liquid cooling, independently cooling the 5G network chip, SoC, and 120W charging chipset for maximum cooling and performance. Cooling capabilities have increased by more than 30% compared with the previous generation, ensuring stable performance even when playing intensive games online or 120W high-power charging.
The Black Shark 4 series is equipped with a 64 MP main camera, and 8 MP wide angle camera, and a 5 MP macro camera. Features include 60 frame per second photography, 4K definition images, super night scene functionality, PD technology with electronic image stabilization (EIS), and more. Black Shark 4 Pro also supports HDR10+ video shooting. The innovative shoulder buttons can also be used to control the camera, taking photos and controlling zoom.
Along with the Black Shark 4 series, Black Shark is today announcing two brand-new accessories: the “Black Shark FunCooler 2 Pro" and "Black Shark 3.5mm Earphones". The Black Shark FunCooler 2 Pro, powered by a USB Type-C connector, included a new LED display that shows current temperatures. The use of semiconductor cooling chips increases the cooling efficiency by 15% compared with the previous generation, while being 25% quieter. In addition, the RGB lighting effect has been fully upgraded to coordinate with on-screen visuals. The price is 199 yuan.
The Black Shark 3.5mm Earphones will be released in two variants: "normal" and "Pro". Made of a premium zinc alloy, the convenient connector uses a compact 3.5mm elbow design, allowing gamers to play without wires getting in the way. The price is 149/249 yuan.
Price & Availability
The Black Shark 4 Series and accessories will be available for pre-order on March 26, starting from RMB 2499. The overseas launch of Black Shark 4 Series will be introduced in the near future.
Black Shark 4
• 6GB+128GB: 2499 RMB
• 8GB+128GB: 2699 RMB
• 12GB+128GB: 2999 RMB
• 12GB+256G: 3299 RMB
Black Shark 4 Pro
• 8GB+256GB: 3999 RMB
• 12GB+256GB: 4499 RMB
• 16GB+512GB: 5299 RMB