The Xiaomi Black Shark 4s emerges as a very similar sequel to the vanilla Black Shark 4. However with a different RAM variant configuration and a slight design tweak. To further consolidate this fact, here is the Xiaomi Black Shark 4s specs, price, which is also geared towards helping you make your purchase decision.
Xiaomi Black Shark 4s Key Specs & Features
- 6.67-inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, ~395 PPI, 144Hz Refresh Rate
- Android 11, Joy UI 12.5
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
- 6GB /8GB RAM / 12GB RAM
- 128GB / 256GB Built-in Storage
- 48MP + 8MP + 5MP Triple Rear Camera
- 20MP Front Camera
- 5G Support
- Physical Pop-up Gaming Triggers
- Fingerprint Scanner (side-mounted)
- Fast Charging (120W Capacity)
- 4500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
If a complete redesign is something you hoped to see on the Xiaomi Black Shark 4s, then you should probably look else, as it’s design is basically the same as that of the vanilla Black Shark 4.
The only difference you may spot, lies in the rear. Xiaomi shifted the Black Shark text from the middle to the right and made it bolder. However, we have got the big “S” branding in the same place and also the camera module design didn’t change.
Moving upfront, we have the same setup, which consists of 6.67-inches Super AMOLED display with a punch hole camera in the top middle position. This display has the same resolution of 1080 x 2400 Pixels, a density approximately 395 PPI and a 144Hz refresh rate.
The Xiaomi Black Shark 4s comes in fewer colours. The colour option available here are Black and White, as opposed to the five colour options on the vanilla Black Shark 4.
The cameras on the Xiaomi Black Shark 4s bear no difference from its vanilla sibling. Its the same tripple camera setup on the rear and the same single camera setup upfront.
On the rear, we have the same 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, the same 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 120˚ field of view and lastly, we have a 5MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4.
Moving on to the selfie department reveals we have the same 20MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.0, which tucked in the hole punch on the display.
Hardware and Software
Taking cognizance of the performance makeup of the Xiaomi BlackShark 4s reveals that the only difference it has with the regular Black Shark 4s, is that it doesn’t offer a 6GB variant and begins with a 8GB RAM variant instead. All other specs are basically the same.
On the software side, the Xiaomi Black Shark 4s runs the Joy UI 12.8 ontop of the Android 11 operating system.
The Xiaomi BlackShark 4s features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C 2.0 port, NFC support, low-energy Bluetooth 5.2, and WiFi.
Internet connectivity here is capped at 5G, which means enthusiasts can utilize 5G connectivity for downloads, uploads, and streaming.
Xiaomi Black Shark 4s Price and Availability
The price of the Xiaomi Blackshark 4s starts around $420, which translates to about 172,583 Naira in Nigeria, 2,554 GHC in Ghana and 46,565 KSH in Kenya.
The Xiaomi Black Shark 4s was announced on the 13 of october 2021 and is expected to be released for purchase later in October 2021.
Xiaomi Black Shark 4s Specs
Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Black Shark 4s:
- Platform: Android 11, Joy UI 12.5
- Processor: Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm) (Octa-core 1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
- GPU: Adreno 650
- Memory: 8GB / 12GB
- Colours: Black, White
- Dimension: 163.8 x 76.4 x 9.9 mm
- Weight: 210 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.67 inches Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, ~395 PPI, HDR10+, 144Hz Refresh Rate,
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48MP (Primary) f/1.8 + 8MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2, 120˚ FOV + 5MP (Macro) f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, PDAF, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 1080p@960fps
- Front Camera: 20MP Camera, f/2.0, HDR, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB / 256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: 800 & TD-SCDMA
- 3G WCDMA: 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
- 5G: 1, 3, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Side-Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: non-removable 4000mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes (120W Capacity)