After the canceled deal of the Black Shark acquisition, today, the company held the first conference. The manufacturer released a new version of the Black Shark 5 gaming smartphone, namely the Black Shark 5 High-energy version. This is the first smartphone to come with the UFS3.1 + SSD disk array technology, which brings faster read and write speed.
- 8GB + 256GB version – 2599 yuan ($383)
- 12GB+256GB version -2899 ($428)
- 12GB + 256GB China Aerospace Edition – 3099 ($457)
What’s the difference?
In March this year, this Xiaomi-related smartphone maker launched the Black Shark 5, Black Shark 5 Pro, and Black Shark 5 RS smartphones. Among them, the Black Shark 5 Pro sports the Disk Array System 2.0. By adding an SSD solid state drive and UFS3.1 flash storage, the disks are grouped together for joint debugging. In effect, the order and random read and write capabilities are optimized through the RAID disk system architecture. The read performance of the disk array system 2.0 is improved by 124.5%, and the write performance is improved by 83%.
Now, the new Black Shark 5 High-energy version comes with the Disk Array System 2.0 technology. However, we should say that this is the Pro model. And apart from the mentioned technology, the rest remains unchanged. Thus, it still sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, LPDDR5 memory, UFS3.1 + SSD Disk Array Technology 2.0, VC liquid cooling system, and supports Wi-Fi 6.
Black Shark 5 High-energy version specs
In terms of other noteworthy features, the machine uses a 6.67-inch 2400×1080 hole-punch Samsung AMOLED screen with an E4 luminescent material. Its local peak brightness is up to 1300nits. At the same time, the screen supports a 144Hz refresh rate (60/90/120/144Hz adjustable), 720Hz touch sampling rate, 8.3 ms multi-finger touch response delay, DC dimming, 100% P3 color gamut, and dual-zone pressure sensitivity.
The Black Shark 5 has a front 16MP lens. Also, there is a triple camera on the back. It includes a 64MP main lens, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro lens.
Another highlight of the phone is the 4650mAh battery supporting 120W fast charging. The phone is capable of reaching 100% of power in only 15 minutes.
Lastly, the Black Shark 5 series runs the new JOYUI13 system.