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Black Shark 5 and Black Shark 5 Pro gaming phone go global for $549 and up

After launching in China earlier this year, the Black Shark 5 and Black Shark 5 Pro gaming smartphones are available worldwide with prices starting at $549 and $799, respectively. Both phones feature 6.67 inch AMOLED displays with 144 Hz refresh rates and 720 Hz touch sampling rates, LPDDR5 memory, UFS 3.1 storage, 4,650 mAh batteries, […]

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Black Shark 4 Pro gaming phone goes global for $579 and up (Snapdragon 888 and 144 Hz display)

The Black Shark 4 Pro is a gaming phone with a 6.67 inch, 2400 x 1080 pixel AMOLED display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, a 720 Hz touch sampling rate, and 1300 nits peak brightness. Launched in China last year, the phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and supports up to 12GB […]

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Lilbits: AYA Neo Next, Handbrake 1.5, Razer’s misleading face mask marketing, and printer DRM

Shortly after announcing the AYA Neo Next handheld gaming PC that would be powered by Ryzen 5000U series processors, the folks at AYA clarified that most models would ship with AMD’s recently introduced Ryzen 7 5825U chips rather than the older Ryzen 7 5800U… even though review units that have already been sent out have […]

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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 […]