Right on schedule, we saw the debut of Black Shark 4S and Black Shark 4S Pro. The gaming smartphones mostly briggle visual changes with redesigned backs, and the 4S even gets a special Gundam Edition. The 4S Pro gets a performance boost as 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, which helps bring the response delay down to just 8.3ms, controlling your gaming performance.
Both the 4S and 4S Pro have UFS 3.1 and SSD storage chips in RAID setup, enabling faster read and write speeds than the rest of the phones on the market.
The Black Shark 4S and 4S Pro retain 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 20MP selfie snappers. The 4S Pro has a 64MP main camera, while the 4S scales down to a 48MP sensor.
Fans of the Gundam series will love the custom 4S version that comes with a cool design on the back panel, red and blue shoulder keys, protective case and colorful retail box. There is also a unique theme that only appears on this version of the phone.
The 4S Pro, on the other hand, while sharing the overall design, comes with a neon green LED that can act as a notification light but can also light up during games as a non-disturbing light.
As befits their game status, the new Black Shark duo has advanced liquid cooling to enable better sustained performance.
They are powered by JoyUI 12.9, which is essentially MIUI 12.5 (based on Android 11), with some extra game-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 15th.
The vanilla option comes in black or fog white for CNY2,699 ($ 420 / € 360) for the 8 / 128GB option, CNY2.999 ($ 465 / € 400) for the 12 / 128GB variant and CNY3,299 ( $ 510 / € 440) for 12 / 256GB trim. The Gundam edition is not yet for sale, but when it arrives, it has 12 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage and costs CNY 3,499 ($ 545 / € 470).
The 4S Pro is available in either Galaxy Black or Sky White and costs CNY4,799 ($ 755 / € 655) for 12/256 GB memory or CNY5,499 ($ 855 / € 740) for the 16/512 GB edition .