Xiaomi Launches Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro, 16GB RAM, 144Hz Displays, 120W Fast Charging

Xiaomi gaming branch Black Shark introduced today its latest series of gaming smartphones, Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 pro.

The Black Shark 4 and Black Shark 4 Pro feature a 6.67-inch FHD+ display E4 AMOLED screen with 144Hz refresh rate and multi-finger touch sampling rate of 720Hz, and 8.3ms multi-finger touch response time delay.

The Black Shark 4 is powered by Snapdragon 870 and the Pro version is powered by Snapdragon 888 with up to 16GB RAM. Both support for 5G. To handle the extra heat the Black Shark 4 Pro got a two-layer liquid cooling system.

The first layer is directly below the screen, sandwiching the chipset and the other valuable internals with the second layer. Xiaomi says this will increase heat dissipation by 30% and lower the CPU temperature by 18C degrees.

The Black Shark 4 Pro has a 64MP main camera and an 8 MP ultra wide one, with an auxilary 5MP sensor sitting alongside those. The regular Black Shark 4 opted for a 48MP main shooter with the other two and the 20MP selfie unit inside a centered punch hole retained.

The two phones are housed by 4500mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging that can charge up to 50% in 5 minutes and 100% in 15 minutes.

Highlight Specifications of Black Shark 4 Series

Display: 6.67-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 144Hz display, HDR 10+, MEMC intelligent motion compensation technology

Chipset: Black Shark 4 – Octa Core (1 x 3.2GHz + 3 x 2.42GHz + 4 x 1.8GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 870 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU

Black Shark 4 Pro – Octa Core Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU

Storage: Black Shark 4 – 6GB / 8GB RAM with 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage, 12GB with 128GB / 256GB (UFS 3.1) storage

Black Shark 4 Pro – 8GB RAM with 128GB (UFS3.1 + SSD Disk Array) storage, 12GB / 16GB with 256GB (UFS3.1 + SSD Disk Array) storage

Operating System: Android 11 with JoyUI 12.5

SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)

Rear Cameras: 48MP (4) / 64MP (4 Pro) rear camera with f/1.79 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 120° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.4 aperture, 5MP super macro camera with f/2.4 aperture

Front Camera: 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture

Sensor: In display fingerprint sensor

3.5mm audio jack, Dual 1226 super linear 7-magnet speakers (4 Pro)

Dimensions: 163.83×76.35x 9.9mm; Weight: 210g (4) / 220 (4 Pro)

Network: 5G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC

Battery: 4500mAh battery with 120W fast charging, supports QC, PD fast charging


The Black Shark 4 sells in three colors (Magic Black, plain Black, and plain Silver) and four memory configurations. The 6/128 GB version is CNY2,499 ($383/€322), the 8/128 GB is CNY2,699 ($415/€350), 12/128 GB variants goes for CNY2,999 ($460/€385), and the mightiest 12/256 GB phone costs CNY3,299 ($505/€425).

The Black Shark 4 Pro starts from CNY3,999 ($615/€515) for the 8/256 GB version and goes up to CNY4,499 ($690/€580) for 12GB RAM with the same storage.
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