Black Shark 5 Announced: 3 New Models Emerge, Malaysia on the list?

Black Shark Global had just recently announced 3 new models to succeed the Black Shark 4 Series, following their strategy of creating gaming phones that’s accessible to all budgets that people put aside for a gaming phone.

Here’s All The Models!

Black Shark 5

– Snapdragon 870
– Dual VC Cooling System
– Magnetic Shoulder 2.0
– 144Hz 6.7″ HDR10 AMOLED
– 64MP+13MP+5MP
– 4 Mics + Dual 1216P Speakers
– UFS 3.1 + LPDDR5
– 4650mAh + 120W

Black Shark 5 Pro

– Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
– 5320mm²
Dual VC
– Magnetic Shoulder 2.0
– 144Hz 6.7″ HDR10 OLED
– 108MP+13MP+5MP
– 4 Mics + Dual 1216P Speakers (DXOMark #1)
– NVMe SSD + UFS 3.1 + LPDDR5
– 4650mAh + 120W

Black Shark 5 RS

– Snapdragon 888 (8/256)- Snapdragon 888+ (12/256)
– Bigger VC compared to BS4/S
– Magnetic Shoulder 1.0
– 144Hz 6.7″ HDR10 AMOLED
– 48MP+13MP+5MP
– Dual 1216P Speakers
– SSD + UFS 3.1 + LPDDR5
– 4500mAh + 120W


So What’s The Difference?

Well, apart from the bump in specs, we still see Snapdragon 870 chipset still part of the series, just like on the Black Shark 4. It’s not a bad chipset, but our speculation is that it’s to keep costs low and factor in more favorable improvements. On the newer models we see a newer form of storage currently not seen on a smartphone, which is SSD. We expect read/write speeds to be obscenely fast from here on out!

We also see a change in design language, from finish to camera module. Replacing the slit trench style module is the more mainstream clustered design, which might be a subtle hint that there are now bigger cameras in there that’ll take nice shots. Yes, even as a gaming phone.

We also look forward to a new Shark Chan, based on the feature images above!

Is it coming to Malaysia?

Well, we would say so, as we have some confirmation that if and when the Black Shark 5 series arrives in Malaysia, it would be complete with GMS and 4G/5G band compatibility.

What’s The Price?

BlackShark 5
– 8+256 = Y2799 (RM1853)
– 12+128 = Y2999 (RM1986)
– 16+256 = Y3299 (RM2184)

BlackShark 5 RS
– 8+256 = Y3299 (RM2184)
– 12+256 = Y3799 (RM2515)

Black Shark 5 Pro
– 8+256 = Y4199 (RM2780)
– 12+256 = Y4699 (RM3111)
– 16+512 = Y5499 (RM3640)

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