Black Shark Technology Japan announced that it will release the gaming smartphones “Black Shark 5 Pro” and “Black Shark 5” in Japan. From July 16, 2022, it will be sold through the EC site “Glimpse” of the trading company Belab, which will be the sales agent. Let’s explain the features of both models.
Black Shark is a Chinese manufacturer of gaming smartphones and peripherals. The entry into the Japanese market is relatively old, and new products have been introduced every year since the 2019 model “Black Shark 2”. The two models announced this time are on sale globally, but the ones that will be launched in the Japanese market will be localized models for Japan.
The high-end model “Black Shark 5 Pro” has a body of about 76.5 (width) x 163.9 (height) x 9.5 (thickness) mm and a weight of about 220 g, and is 6.67 inches compatible with 2400 x 1080 full HD + display. Combined with the organic EL display of. The body is compatible with IPX2 drip-proof specifications. The headphone jack is not installed.
The display supports 10-bit gradation expression and 111% of the color gamut of HDR10 + and DCI-P3. It also supports a 144Hz refresh rate and a 720Hz touch sampling rate (360Hz for multi-touch). It is equipped with a pressure-sensitive touch “Magic Press” as a unique function. This means that in addition to the normal touch operation, if you press the screen strongly, you can perform another operation. The location where the Magic Press works can be specified by the user, and can be used as a substitute for the shoulder button or assigned an action.
The SoC to be installed is “Snapdragon 8 Gen1”, which combines 12GB of memory and 256GB of storage. The OS adopts “JOYUI 13” based on Android 12. The cooling function that is characteristic of the Black Shark series is a combination of two vapor chambers equipped with multiple capillary pipes and a tube for coolant inside, and the amount of heat radiation is 50% compared to the previous model “Black Shark 4”. It is improving.
The battery capacity is 4650mAh, and it can be charged and discharged more than 1200 times. As a new function, it is equipped with a “bypass charging system” that bypasses the battery and supplies power directly from an AC adapter, etc., enabling long-term driving while suppressing battery deterioration and heat generation. The included charger supports 120W output and can be fully charged in as little as 15 minutes. There is also a charging mode “constant temperature mode” that suppresses heat dissipation, but you can fully charge it in 24 minutes.
The main camera is a triple camera that combines a standard camera with 108 million pixels, a wide-angle camera with about 13 million pixels, and a macro camera with about 5 million pixels. The front camera has about 16 million pixels.
Although it is a communication function, DSDV and 5G SA with a combination of 5G + 4G equipped with two nanoSIM card slots can be used. The 5G compatible frequency band is n77 / 78/79 and does not support millimeter waves. The corresponding frequency band of 4G is B1 / 3/5/8/18/19/26/28/34/38/39/40/41. The 5G compatible frequency band includes n79 operated by NTT DoCoMo, and the 5G dedicated frequency band of Sub-6 of all four carriers in Japan can be used. Since 4G also supports the core band and platinum band of 4 carriers, it can be said that the calling area is sufficient.
The price is 118,800 yen (tax included).
Adoption of Snapdragon 870. Power supply peripherals and cooling performance are equivalent to “Black Shark 5 Pro”
“Black Shark 5” Combined with a 6.67 inch organic EL display that supports 2400 x 1080 full HD + display. As with the “Black Shark 5 Pro,” the body is IPX2 drip-proof and has a pop-up shoulder button. Like the “Black Shark 5 Pro,” the display supports a refresh rate of 144Hz and a touch sampling rate of 720Hz (360Hz for multi-touch), and also covers the color gamut of DCI-P3 by 111%. It also supports “Magic Press”. It does not support 10-bit gradation expression and HDR10 +.
The SoC to be installed is “Snapdragon 870”, which combines 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage. The OS is Android 12 based “JOYUI 13”. The “Black Shark 5 Pro” uses 6400Hz-driven LPDDR5 memory and Enhanced USF 3.1 storage, but the difference is that it is 5500Hz-driven LPDDR5 memory and normal UFS 3.1 storage. Cooling performance is the same as “Black Shark 5”.
The performance around the battery is the same as “Black Shark 5”. It has a built-in 4650mAh battery that supports more than 1200 charging cycles, and can be fully charged in as little as 15 minutes by using the included 120W charger. It also supports “bypass charging”.
The main camera is a triple camera that combines a standard camera with about 64 million pixels, a wide-angle camera with about 13 million pixels, and a macro camera with about 2 million pixels. The front camera has about 16 million pixels.
The communication function has much in common with “Black Shark 5”, such as supporting DSDV by combining 5G + 4G with two nanoSIM card slots and supporting 5G SA. However, the difference is that 5G supports only n77 / 78 and does not support n79. The 4G compatible frequency band is B1 / 3/5/8/18/19/26/28/34/38/39/40/41/, which is the same as “Black Shark 5 Pro”.