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Lilbits: Amazon the knockoff artist, Dell’s rugged laptops, new OnePlus and Black Shark phones

For years critics have claimed that Amazon rips off the companies that sell their products through its online store by using data to determine which items are likely to be popular and then creating and selling their own knockoffs, undercutting the competition on price and by promoting its own products. Now a report from Reuters […]

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Xiaomi’s Black Shark 4 brings gaming features to phones starting at $385

Smartphones designed for gamers are definitively a thing these days, with an emphasis on features like high-quality audio, high screen refresh rates, and low-latency touch sampling. Some models are pricey, like the new Asus ROG Phone 5 that sells for $950 and up. And then there’s the Xiaomi Black Shark 4, which have much lower starting […]

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Black Shark 2 Pro is a gaming phone with Snapdragon 855+

Four months after launching the Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone with a Snapdragon 855 processor and up to 12GB of RAM, Xiaomi subsidiary Black Shark is introducing an upgraded model called the Black Shark 2 Pro. Basically it’s the same phone except that it has a slightly faster processor, faster storage, and an updated design […]

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Black Shark 2 gaming phone unveiled (Snapdragon 855, up to 12GB RAM)

Xiaomi subsidiary Black Shark launched its first gaming smartphone in early 2019, and followed up with the Black Shark Helo. Now it’s time for the company’s third smartphone designed for gaming… which is obviously called the Black Shark 2. Go figure. Anyway, the new phone has a big, bright touchscreen display with an emphasis on […]

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Xiaomi launches Black Shark Helo — its second gaming smartphone

Xiaomi subsidiary Black Shark launched its first smartphone designed for mobile gaming this spring. Less than half a year later we have the follow-up. The Xiaomi Black Shark Helo features a similar design but updated specs and… RGB lighting effects. It goes up for pre-order in China starting today for 3,199 yuan ($460) and up. Update: […]

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Black Shark 2 smartphone may have RGB lighting on the back and sides (video)

Xiaomi subsidiary Black Shark launched its first smartphone designed for gamers earlier this year. The phone has a big display, a high-capacity battery, and a liquid cooling system to help the phone keep up with marathon gaming sessions while keeping it comfortable to hold. Rumor has it that the company has a follow-up in the […]

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Black Shark gaming smartphone features liquid cooling, detachable gamepad, and 4,000 mAh battery

Xiaomi subsidiary Black Shark has unveiled its first product, a smartphone designed for gaming. It’s a high-end phone with a big, bright display, a big battery, and (mostly) top-tier specs. The Black Shark Gaming Phone is also designed to work with an optional detachable game controller, allowing you to use physical buttons and an analog […]