Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming phone might be better for non-gamers


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Xiaomi’s Black Shark sub-brand makes its Western debut today with the eponymous Black Shark gaming phone in Europe. The phone is officially priced at £439 / €499 for a 6GB RAM / 64GB of storage model, going up to £479 / €549 for 8GB / 128GB. For a limited time, however, UK pricing will be £409 / £449 and European prices will be €469 / €519. Despite Xiaomi’s seemingly well-timed launch in the UK last week, Black Shark says the phone will only be available through the sub-brand’s own website for now.

I’ve been using the phone for a little over a week, but I’m not ready to publish a full review yet. I’ve run into some issues with the included controller and have been in communication with Black Shark, but didn’t receive final answers in...

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