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Black Shark 5 Pro, Xiaomi’s flagship gaming phone, is coming to Nepal. What can you expect on the device?

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Black Shark 5 Pro is the flagship gaming smartphone from the Chinese smartphone manufacturing company, Xiaomi. The company has made the phone available for pre-order in China. You can expect this product in the Nepali market in a couple of months.

This is also the successor of last year’s Black Shark 4 Pro. The latest release offers a number of upgrades from its predecessor. Upgrades can be seen both in terms of design and features on this phone.

Black Shark 5 Pro has a lot of exciting features for the users. The phone has a better display supporting a higher refresh rate as well as a higher touch-sampling rate. The phone is also powered by the latest powerful chipset and features a 108MP camera. The phone also supports an incredibly fast charging system that will get the phone fully charged in no time.

Let’s get into the details to know more about this gaming phone.

Specifications

Dimensions Height: 163.9mm
Width: 76.5mm
Thickness: 9.5mm
Weight: 220 grams
Display 6.67-inch OLED, 144Hz, HDR10+
Sim Dual sims
Resolution 1,080*2,400 pixels
OS Android 12, Joy UI 13
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)
GPU Adreno 730
Storage 256GB/512GB
SD card slot No
RAM 8GB/12GB/16GB
Camera Front: 16MP, HDR
Rear: 108MP, f/1.8, PDAF           
13MP, f/2.4, 120 degrees (ultrawide)               
5MP, f/2.4 (macro )        AF
Sound Loudspeakers with stereo speakers
3.5mm headphone jack
Battery 4650mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
Fast charging 120W
0-100% in 15 minutes (advertised)
Sensors Side-mounted fingerprint
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyro
Proximity
Barometer
Colours Black, and white
Price (Expected) Rs 85,000-Rs 120,000

Design and display

Black Shark 5 Pro
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Black Shark 5 Pro has revamped its design and offers a better and more futuristic design completely, introducing this as a gaming smartphone. The phone has a glass build on the front and the back while there is an aluminium frame, hence solidifying the build quality of the phone.

On the front, the phone has a small punch hole that houses a camera. On the side, the phone features two magnetic shoulder buttons which can be activated with a physical switch. The volume button rests on the left side while the power button is on the right side. This button also works as a fingerprint sensor. On the back is the redesigned camera module along with new graphics.

The phone weighs around 220 grams and is 9.5mm thick. It is available in two colour options: black and white.

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Black Shark 5 Pro features a 6.67-inch OLED display with a maximum resolution of 1,080*2,400 pixels. جدول ونتائج الألعاب الأولمبية لعام 2023 The display supports HDR 10+ features ensuring enhanced colour and contrast for a better viewing experience. 22bet The display on the phone supports a massive 144Hz refresh rate, which probably is the highest on a smartphone. Another impressive feature of the phone is that it has a touch sampling rate of 720Hz, which can be extremely helpful during gaming.

Cameras

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Though cameras are not a major concern on a gaming smartphone, Black Shark 5 Pro has managed to offer a 108MP triple camera set. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie shooter. The main 108MP camera on the back is housed together with a 13MP, 120 degrees FOV ultrawide and a 5MP macro lens. The phone also features a newly designed RGB light on the back that can be customised while gaming.

The camera on the phone can record videos in 4K resolution at 30fps while it can record 1080p resolution videos up to 960fps, which can be great for slo-mo videos. The front camera can only record videos in 1080p resolution.

Performance and storage

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Black Shark 5 Pro runs on Android 12 with JoyUI 13 on top. JoyUI is a gaming-focused variant of the MIUI user interface, developed by Black Shark for its gaming smartphones. The phone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm) chipset while the graphical demands are handled by Adreno 730.

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For cooling, there are large twin vapour chambers on the phone. With these cooling vapours on the board, heating the phone during intense gaming sessions should not be an issue. This is also a must-have feature on a gaming smartphone. لعبه كريستيانو

For the storage, Black Shark 5 Pro comes with 8GB, 12GB, and 16GB of fast LPDDR5 RAM while the internal storage of the phone has a split storage system. The storage on the phone is split equally between an NVMe SSD and a UFS 3.1 storage. Furthermore, it comes with either 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. There is no place for a microSD card on this phone.

Battery life, audio and others

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Black Shark 5 Pro features a 4,650mAh non-removable li-po battery which still feels less on a gaming phone. But, the phone has compensated for the battery life by providing 120W fast charging. The company claims that the phone can get fully charged from 0% in just 15 minutes. This is a great feature on a gaming phone as gaming sessions can go for hours.

For the audio, Black Shark 5 Pro offers two stereo speakers and also features a 3.5mm headphone jack. This phone ranks at the top of DxOMark’s audio charts. A great hearing experience can be expected from the phone.

For connectivity, it has a dual-sim slot that supports 5G connectivity. It also supports dual-band Wifi and features Bluetooth 5.2 for wireless connectivity with other devices. The phone is NFC enabled and supports GPS.  Black Shark 5 Pro uses a USB-Type-C 2.0 cable for charging and connecting the phone with other devices.

Black Shark 5 Pro is priced at CNY 4,199 for 8/256GB, CNY 4,699 for 12/256GB and CNY 5,499 for 12/512GB variant. There is no official news of the launch of the phone in Nepal. But if it is launched here, you can expect a price range between Rs 85,000 to Rs 120,000.

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