Black Shark 5 and 5 Pro go global, here are the prices
The Black Shark 5 series is going on a world tour: the vanilla model and the Pro will be available in various online stores tomorrow. The intermediate model, the RS, is not part of this release.
Black Shark 5 Pro • Black Shark 5
The Black Shark 5 Pro and the vanilla model are quite similar. Both have 6.67-inch 144Hz AMOLED displays (FHD+, Samsung E4) with 720Hz touch sampling rate and magnetic shutters, both have stereo speakers.
6.67-inch 144Hz OLED displays • Dual pressure zones and magnetic pop-up triggers
Both use the same batteries with a capacity of 4,650 mAh and fast charging of 120 W (0-100% in 15 minutes or in 24 minutes in battery saving mode). The batteries are rated for 1200 charge cycles and support battery bypass (ie using external power while gaming).
4,650 mAh batteries, 120 W fast charge • Camera setup comparison
They both also have Snapdragon chipsets. The difference is that the Pro uses Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, in addition to faster RAM (6400 MHz vs. 5500 MHz). The Vanilla Black Shark 5 uses the Snapdragon 870 instead. Both phones launch with JoyUI 13 (based on Android 12).
Black Shark 5 Pro in Nebula White and Stellar Black • Black Shark 5 in Explorer Gray and Mirror Black
The following table shows the global prices of both phones. They will be available through the brand’s official website, through its AliExpress store, and through local Amazon stores.
Black Shark 5 Black Shark 5 Pro 8/128GB $550 €550 £440 $800 €800 £640 12/256GB $650 €650 €530 €900 €900 £730 16/256GB – $1000 €1000 £810
One more small difference between the phones, which we’ve left for last as it doesn’t affect gaming: the cameras. The Pro has a 108MP main camera (1/1.52″, 0.7µm sensor), while the Vanilla has a 64MP (0.7µm) sensor. The Pro also has a better macro camera, 5MP tele-macro versus 2MP with normal optics.
Along with phones, the Black Shark JoyBuds Pro are also going global. These TWS earphones have a low latency gaming mode (40ms), 30 hours of total playback (quick charge too, 15 minutes of charging = 3 hours of playback), and IPX4 water resistance.
These are based on the Snapdragon Sound platform and support aptX Adaptive for high-quality sound. They have 12mm speakers and adaptive ANC (40dB noise reduction) that offers modes like wind reduction. The JoyBuds Pro will cost $80/€80.
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