Black Shark today announced its Black Shark 5, Black Shark 5 RS and Black Shark 5 Pro smartphones in China, as it had promised. All three phones feature a 144Hz 6.7-inch FHD+ flat OLED screen and the Pro model 10-bit screen from China Star Optoelectronics. The Black Shark 5 has Snapdragon 870, 5 Pro has Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the Black Shark 5 RS has Snapdragon 888+ and 888 depending on the model.
All the three have built-in VC cooling, and the Pro uses “anti-gravity” dual VC liquid cooling system to suppress heat. Its “anti-gravity” orbital design is said to enhance the ability of liquids to “upstream”, and it is expected to achieve better thermal conductivity with a plate with an area of 5,320mm².
Both the Black Shark 5 and 5 Pro have a 4,650mAh dual-cell battery with two and three charge pumps respectively, and have 120W fast charging. The Black Shark 5 RS also has at 120W fast charging, but uses a dual-cell, dual-charge-pump and a slightly smaller 4,500mAh battery. The RS has a Z-axis linear motor, and the other two have an X-axis motor.
In addition to the standard models, there are China aerospace editions of 5 and 5 Pro that include special edition accessories, figures, meteorite necklaces and more.
Black Shark 5, 5 RS and 5 Pro specifications in Qatar
|Phone||Black Shark 5||Black Shark 5 RS||Black Shark 5 Pro|
|Display||6.67-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 20:9 144Hz (10-bit for Pro) AMOLED display, HDR 10+, 720Hz touch sampling, up to 1300nits peak brightness|
|SoC||Octa Core Snapdragon 870 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU||Octa Core Snapdragon 888 / 888 Plus 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU||Octa Core Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno next-gen GPU|
|RAM and Storage||8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 with 128GB (UFS 3.1), 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB (UFS 3.1)||8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 with 256GB (UFS 3.1)||8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 with 256GB (UFS3.1 + SSD), 16GB LPDDR5 RAM with 512GB (UFS3.1 + SSD)|
|Android Version||Android 12 based JoyUI 13|
|SIM||Dual SIM (nano + nano)|
|Rear camera||64MP f/1.79|
+ 13MP UV + 2MP Macro
|64MP + 8MP UV + 2MP Macro||108MP f/1.75+ 13MP UV + 5MP TeleMacro|
|Speakers||Stereo||Stereo speakers, 0.8mm amplitude, 1.5cc sound cavity, built-in dual 14V Smart PA, dual audio enhancement Ics|
|Battery||4,650mAh dual-cell||dual-cell, dual-charge-pump 4,500mAh||4,650mAh dual-cell|
Pricing and availability in Qatar
- Black Shark 5: 8GB+128GB: 2799 yuan (US$ 440 / QAR 1600 approx.), 12GB+128GB: 2999 yuan (US$ 472 / QAR 1718 approx.), 12GB+256GB: 3299 yuan (US$ 519 / QAR 1890 approx.)
- Black Shark 5 RS: 8GB+256GB SD888 : 3299 yuan (US$ 519 / QAR 1890 approx.), 12GB+256GB SD888+: 3799 yuan (US$ 598 / QAR 2178 approx.)
- Black Shark 5 Pro: 8GB+256GB: 4199 yuan (US$ 661 / QAR 2406 approx.), 12GB+256GB : 4699 yuan (US$ 740 / QAR 2694 approx.), 16GB+512GB: 5499 yuan (US$ 866 / QAR 3153 approx.)
These are available to order and will go on sale in China from April 2nd.