Just as promised, Xiaomi has updated its Black Shark 4 lineup with the Black Shark 4s and 4s Pro. Both phones have been upgraded to the Snapdragon 888+, which is slightly ahead of the base Snapdragon 888. The Black Shark 4s also gets a limited edition Gundam model.

Other than that, the two phones are exactly the same as the originals.

Xiaomi Black Shark 4s and 4s Pro Arrive With Gundam Edition and Snapdragon 888+

You get the same 6.67″ E4 AMOLED panel on both phones with 1080p resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and 720Hz touch sampling rate. This brings down the input delay to  8.3ms for better gaming performance. The original Black Shark 4 phones had a chipset difference (SD870 vs SD888), but the S models share the same Snapdragon 888+.

This is paired with up to 256GB UFS 3.1/SSD storage chips that bring faster read and write speeds than other phones in the market. You also get up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The Black Shark 4S has a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. Both phones have 20MP selfie cameras, but the 4S Pro has a 64MP main camera instead.

Both phones retain the 4,500 mAh battery cell with class-leading 120W fast charging. This technology can completely charge the battery in only 15 minutes.

Black Shark 4S Gundam Edition is not for sale yet but should be up for grabs in China soon.

Black Shark 4S will have a starting price of $420, but the Gundam Edition will cost you $545. The Black Shark 4S Pro is now the more expensive phone in the lineup for $755, despite being almost the same as the 4S.

Specifications

 Black Shark 4S Black Shark 4S Pro
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+
CPU Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680 Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680
GPU Adreno 660 Adreno 660
OS Android 11, Joy UI 12.8 Android 11, Joy UI 12.8
Supported Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
Display 6.67″ AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 144Hz, HDR10+ 6.67″ AMOLED, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 144Hz, HDR10+
RAM 6GB, 8GB, 12GB 8GB, 12GB, 16GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
Card Slot No No
Main Camera 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide)1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide)1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)AF
64 MP, f/1.8, (wide)1/1.97″, 0.7µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide)1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)AF
Front Camera 20MP 20MP
Fingerprint Sensor Side-mounted Side-mounted
Colors Magic Black, Black, Blue, Silver Black, Dark Blue, Silver
Battery
4,500 mAh, 120W fast charging 4,500 mAh, 120W fast charging
Price
$420 (Standard), $545 (Gundam Edition) $755