Black Shark 5 Series Introduced in China


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Black Shark has just launched the Black Shark 5 series in China. The new series is comprised of the Black Shark 5 Pro with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 at the helm, the Black Shark 5 RS with a Snapdragon 888 or 888+ chipset, and the vanilla Black Shark 5 with a Snapdragon 870 SoC.

The three devices share a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with a 144Hz refresh rate and magnetic shoulder buttons.

Black Shark 5 Pro

Black Shark 5 Pro colors

Despite sharing the same display as its siblings, the high-end of the Black Shark 5 series bumps up the touch sampling rate to 720Hz. It has up to 16GB RAM and 512GB storage. The 512GB model splits the storage into an NVMe SSD and the more typical UFS 3.1 storage. It also has the DM Cache technology that improves random read and write performance.

The Pro variant has a 4650mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging.

As far as optics go, it has a 108MP main camera, a 13MP ultra wide-angle camera, and a 5MP macro lens.

Black Shark 5 Pro features

There is a magnetic shoulder button that pops up on the side of the phone and uses a gaming-grade microswitch.

Black Shark 5 RS

Black Shark 5 RS colors

The Black Shark 5 RS shares the same 720Hz touch sampling rate, magnetic shoulder buttons, and split storage as the Pro variant. Additionally, it carries over the rear camera sensors.

However, it is equipped with either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or an 888+. The latter is available with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.

Black Shark 5 RS features

It is equipped with a smaller 4500mAh battery with support for 120W fast charging.

Black Shark 5

Black Shark 5 colors

The vanilla variant shares the same display but has a 144Hz touch sampling rate. Among the features it shares with its siblings include the magnetic shoulder buttons, a rear camera setup.

The Snapdragon 870 is coupled with 8/12GB RAM and 128/256GB storage. The latter, however, only has UFS 3.1 storage.

Black Shark 5 features

It is equipped with a 4650mAh battery with supports for 120W fast charging.

Black Shark 5 series pricing and availability

The Black Shark 5 Pro starts at CNY 4,200. The Black Shark 5 RS, on the other, has a base price of CNY 3,300. The Black Shark 5 has a starting price of CNY 2,700.

The Black Shark 5 series will be available in China starting April 2.


Ram found his love and appreciation for writing in 2015 having started in the gaming and esports sphere for GG Network. He would then transition to focus more on the world of tech which has also began his journey into learning more about this world. That said though, he still has the mentality of "as long as it works" for his personal gadgets.

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