Black Shark 4S and Black Shark 4S Pro have been launched in China. These gaming phones from Xiaomi have arrived as the successor to the Black Shark 4 and 4 Pro that debuted earlier this year in the home market. They feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8-series of flagship processors. The devices compete against the likes of the ROG Phone 5 series and the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2.
The Black Shark 4S and 4S Pro feature a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED punch-hole display with two pressure-sensitive zones for gaming. The screen supports a Full HD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, MEMC, DCI-P3 colour gamut, 1,300 nits brightness, HDR10+, up to 144Hz refresh rate, and up to 720Hz touch sampling rate. For security, both phones feature an in-display fingerprint scanner.
On the back, there is a triple-camera setup. There is a 48MP primary camera with an 8MP ultrawide and a 5MP macro shooter on the vanilla model. The Pro model’s primary camera has a 64MP sensor. For selfies, the devices have a 20MP front camera.
The devices have a 3.5mm headphone jack, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, etc. They also come with stereo speakers. They boot Android 11-based and MIUI-based JoyUI 12.8. Lastly, both phones come with a 4,500 mAh battery under the hood with 120W fast charging support.
Both phones share most of the hardware specs. The processor, however, is the key differentiator. The Snapdragon 870 chip fuels the Black Shark 4S with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The 4S Pro is driven by the Snapdragon 888 Plus mobile platform. It is assisted by 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 + SSD storage.
Black Shark 4S Pro AnTuTu score
And the processor is the key where 4S Pro came as a winner. Black Shark 4S Pro AnTuTu Benchmark’s total score is 887,734, of which the CPU score is 216,996, the GPU score is 219,912, the MEM score is 189,260, and the UX score is 161,566, which makes it at least 7.5% faster than the Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro and nearly 8% faster than the Asus ROG Phone 5.
Once again Black Shark will be able to gain top position on the Android performance list, which last month was lost by RedMagic 6S Pro with an average score of 857918 points.
Black Shark 4S Pro and 4S Pricing
The vanilla Black Shark 4S comes in three storage options. The 8GB + 128GB variant is priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs 31,500), whereas the 12GB + 128GB model is priced at Rs CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs 31,500). There is also a 12GB + 256GB variant, priced at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs 38,600). It comes in White, Black and special Gundam Edition colour options.
The 4S Pro comes in 12GB + 256GB and 16GB + 512GB storage options. It is priced at CNY 4,799 (roughly Rs 56,100) and CNY 5,499 (roughly Rs 64,300), respectively. The phone comes in Black and White colours.