Right on schedule we saw the debut of the Black Shark 4S and Black Shark 4S Pro. The gaming smartphones brig mostly visual changes with redesigned back and the 4S is even getting a special Gundam Edition. The 4S Pro gets a performance boostas it is now powered by a Snapdragon 888+.
Both phones have a 6.67″ E4 AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution. The panel still has 144Hz refresh rate and 720Hz touch sampling rate, helping bring the response delay down to just 8.3ms, bossing your gaming performance.
Both the 4S and the 4S Pro have UFS 3.1 and SSD storage chips in RAID setup, enabling faster reading and writing speeds than the rest of the phones in the market.
The Black Shark 4S and 4S Pro retain the 4,500mAh power cell and 120W fast charging of their predecessors and the adapter still comes in the retail box.
The two phones share 8MP ultrawide cameras and 2MP depth sensors on the back as well as the 20MP selfie snappers. The 4S Pro has a 64MP main camera, while the 4S scales down to a 48MP sensor.
Fans of the Gundam franchise will love the customized 4S version, which comes with a cool design of the back panel, red and blue-colored shoulder keys, protective case and colorful retail box. There is also a unique theme that will appear only on this version of the phone.
The 4S Pro, on the other hand, while sharing the overall design, comes with a neon green LED light which can work as a notification light but can also illuminate during games as a do-not-disturb light.
As befitting their gaming status, the new Black Shark duo features advanced liquid cooling to enable better sustained performance.
They are powered by JoyUI 12.9, which is essentially the MIUI 12.5 (based on Android 11), with some extra gaming-related switches and changed aesthetics.
Xiaomi Black Shark 4S • Xiaomi Black Shark 4S Pro
Pre-registrations for the Black Shark 4S and Black Shark 4S Pro are already underway, with the first flash sale scheduled for October 15.
The vanilla option arrives in Black or Fog White colors at CNY2,699 ($420/€360) for the 8/128GB option, CNY2,999 ($465/€400) for the 12/128GB variant and CNY3,299 ($510/€440) for the 12/256GB trim. The Gundam Edition is not yet for sale, but once it arrives, it will have 12GB RAM, 256GB storage and will cost CNY3,499 ($545/€470).
The 4S Pro comes in either Galaxy Black or Sky White and costs CNY4,799 ($755/€655) for 12/256GB memory or CNY5,499 ($855/€740) for the 16/512GB edition.