Black Shark just updated their smartphone lineup for 2021 with the launch of the Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro. Black Shark 4 series feature a 6.67-inch FHD+ display E4 AMOLED panel with 144Hz refresh rate and multi-finger touch sampling rate of 720Hz.
This is one of the highest in the industry and the brand isn’t just done yet. The phone has the new X antenna intelligent switching system which switches between different networks and even mobile data to provide a seamless experience. The Black Shark 4 is powered by Snapdragon 870 while the 4 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 888.
The Pro variant gets up to up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS3.1 storage while the vanilla variant gets up to 12GB of RAM. The 4Pro also gets the faster-customized SSD storage which the company says is a combination of two disk array systems that increases read and write performance by 55% and 69%, respectively. There is a liquid cooling system like the earlier generations and some of the accessories make a comeback.
Both the phones pack a 4500mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging that can charge up to 50% in 5 minutes and 100% in 15 minutes.
Black Shark 4 and Shark 4 Pro specifications
- 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED, 1300 nits brightness, MEMC intelligent motion compensation technology
- 144Hz display, HDR 10+, 111% DCI – P3 color gamut
- Black Shark 4 – Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor with Adreno 650 GPU
- Black Shark 4 Pro – Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor with Adreno 660 GPU
- Black Shark 4 – 6GB / 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage, 12GB with 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage
- Black Shark 4 Pro – 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB (UFS3.1 + SSD Disk Array) storage, 12GB / 16GB with 256GB (UFS3.1 + SSD Disk Array) storage
- Android 11 with JoyUI 12.5
- Rear Camera (Black Shark 4): 48MP rear camera (f/1.79), 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor (f/2.4), 5MP super macro lens (f/2.4)
- Rear Camera (Black Shark 4 Pro): 64MP rear camera (f/1.79), 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor (f/2.4), 5MP super macro lens (f/2.4)
- 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- 3.5mm audio jack, Dual 1226 super linear 7-magnet speakers (4 Pro)
- 5G SA / NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC
- 4,500mAh battery with 120W fast charging supports QC, PD fast charging
Pricing & Availability
The Black Shark 4 and Shark 4 Pro comes in Black, Gray, Cyan, Blue, and Pink colors. Black Shark 4 6GB/128GB is priced at 2499 yuan (INR 27,900 approx.), 8GB/128GB is priced at 2699 yuan (INR 30,000 approx.), 12GB/128GB goes for 2999 yuan (INR 33,500 approx.) and 12GB/256GB is priced at 3299 yuan (INR 36,900 approx.)
The Black Shark 4 Pro 8GB/128GB is priced at 3999 yuan (INR 44,500 approx.), 12GB/256GB is priced at 4499 yuan (INR 49,900 approx.) and 16GB/512GB goes for 5299 yuan (INR 58,900 approx.). All of these models go on sale starting March 26 in China.