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XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« on: April 10, 2018, 02:10:08 pm »
Been a minute since I've heard some true gaming phone news. Although, not forgetting the Razer phone. Don't get me wrong, it's a beast, it just doesn't have physical controls which limits its full on gaming ability in my opinion.

But, today, I just read about the supposed upcoming Xiaomi Blackshark. Seems to a device geared at smartphone gaming. Based on the pic, at least this one, looks like there will be an attachable gamepad released with it as well, which makes it news to me, lol!.

Other pictures depict something very similar to the Matrimax Play, and although the color scheme is the same, I doubt those are correct images. Chinese manufacturers always get me with how close they come to mimic their competition. Of all colors, green and black??? Razer phone maybe, lol!

Anyways, check the link for more info.

https://www.gizchina.com/2018/04/08/first-real-image-of-xiaomi-black-shark-gaming-phone-surfaces-online/

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Re: XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 02:23:16 pm »
It's shit how they don't show us the other side? I wanna see the gaming controller attachment.
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Re: XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2018, 05:39:30 am »
Ikr! But there is supposed to be an official announcement on the 16th. Guess we'll have to wait for that. I hope its good. The spec sheet seems pretty good, although some complain of the Tegra being used, but I'm sure its strong enough for most games, and if it's Tegra, that should make it compatible with Shield games, hopefully.

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Re: XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2018, 05:58:26 am »
Just hoping it will be direct connection instead of bluetooth as they said, or else it will have the terrible bluetooth/android input lag.

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Re: XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2018, 04:36:59 pm »
Pffff. Another gaming phone without built-in controls.

Besides, it looks too big and I find that back design horrible.

The Much G2 and the Xperia Play were the perfect examples of how a gaming phone should be. If you have to attach things to the phone it's not a gaming phone.

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2018, 06:22:55 pm »
Ikr! But there is supposed to be an official announcement on the 16th. Guess we'll have to wait for that. I hope its good. The spec sheet seems pretty good, although some complain of the Tegra being used, but I'm sure its strong enough for most games, and if it's Tegra, that should make it compatible with Shield games, hopefully.
I thought it was going to h use the Snapdragon 845?

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 07:17:35 pm »
I thought it was going to h use the Snapdragon 845?

It's not a Tegra chip.  The device will look nothing like the Matrimax iPlay edited pics that were spread.  They were fake and so were the specs.  It is a Snapdragon 845 device.

https://www.gizchina.com/2018/04/05/xiaomi-blackshark-to-sport-attractive-design/

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2018, 11:28:36 pm »
snapdragon 845 means 500 bucks to play andrpid emus and games.... I think I stick on win 2
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 05:53:26 am »
I thought it was going to h use the Snapdragon 845?

It's not a Tegra chip.  The device will look nothing like the Matrimax iPlay edited pics that were spread.  They were fake and so were the specs.  It is a Snapdragon 845 device.

https://www.gizchina.com/2018/04/05/xiaomi-blackshark-to-sport-attractive-design/

Yeah, my bad on that. I read the spec sheet and it said Snapdragon, just forgot to update my post.

Pffff. Another gaming phone without built-in controls.

Besides, it looks too big and I find that back design horrible.

The Much G2 and the Xperia Play were the perfect examples of how a gaming phone should be. If you have to attach things to the phone it's not a gaming phone.

I agree, but I think if the attachment is done correctly, it can pass. Take the design of the defunct BladePad project for iPhone. Any design like that can easily pass. That's also why I think the Moto Mod movement has a huge chance at giving gamers the controller they want for their smartphone. It gives the room for an easy slide out controller attachment.

Looks like the controls will be slide on though, so that will make the phone extra long.

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Re: XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 12:38:21 pm »
Dead on arrival...insta-fail, imo.
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Re: XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 02:29:54 pm »
I already see it in my trashbox

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Re: XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 04:04:28 pm »
Well, to no ones surprise, the gamepad will be an attachment. Video leaked showing the phone back and front. Well, at this point, I hope the attachment is well thought out and not phone hindering.

Oh well. Here's the link: http://www.fonearena.com/blog/249421/xiaomi-black-shark-gaming-phone-video-leak.html


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Re: XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2018, 02:44:22 pm »
"Liquid cooling" and a really terrible design can be yours (+ a free set of the controllers or 30 dollars after the fact) for ~500 bucks. Expect at least 100+ from AliExpress, etc.
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Oh God- that controller appears to be single sided- what the hell kind of design is that? If you were just going to do a single PSP styled Circle Pad, why wouldn't you just integrate that into the phone? This seems really worthless as an add-on.
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2018, 05:45:05 pm »
Oh God- that controller appears to be single sided- what the hell kind of design is that? If you were just going to do a single PSP styled Circle Pad, why wouldn't you just integrate that into the phone? This seems really worthless as an add-on.

Well, at least the price of the phone isn't too bad.  SD845/8GB/128GB version is just over $US550, which is a good price for a SD845 phone.  Other than that, I'm just underwhelmed.


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Re: XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2018, 07:15:06 pm »
Well, its revealed. As expected, underwhelming. I'm able to forgive phone attachments, as long as they can remain on the phone during normal use, but this??? Only one end has buttons? Why even make it like that at all? They would have done better to ATTEMPT a slide out controller case.

On the plus side, I agree, it's priced good, especially compared to the currently flagships still in stores for hundreds more. But oh well, guess there is still hope. Maybe Razer will resurrect the Jungle Cat design and make it for their gaming Razer phone. If they did, I'd buy instantly.

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I don't understand this with these companies. They throw their money away making a gaming phone? When has the current crop of normal, non gaming focused devices been inadequate to run today's mobile games? Most, if not all games being made are made to suit the current mobile market, so anything else is overkill, and if you make a device that is special for gaming, why not make buttons either built in, or an attachable case that allows the phone to be used normally while still attached?

Basically, anyone wanting a gaming phone doesn't have to make it a gaming phone spec wise, just make a case for one of the current line of devices. Galaxy phones, Moto phones, LG phones, any flagship is capable of gaming at a decent level, just missing the controls.

The Razer phone, the Xiaomi, they both have excellent specs, I don't doubt that. I'd love those specs on my MotoZ2Force and combine with my MotoMod Gamepad to game with those specs, but currently, those specs aren't needed, the controls are, and the market needs to be built before building a device of this magnitude.

Gaming requires a good controller, or mouse and keyboard, touchscreen is only a substitute for a lack thereof.


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Re: XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2018, 08:11:35 pm »
Also on the subject of a similar small rant, it drives me nuts that these companies are throwing these half-hearted efforts into the ring for us and then being unimpressed with sales once they do and then not trying again. Until someone does it right and has a hit I don?t know that we?ll see anything except weird single sided controllers or underwhelming hardware. Sad state of affairs really.

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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2018, 10:24:32 pm »
Also on the subject of a similar small rant, it drives me nuts that these companies are throwing these half-hearted efforts into the ring for us and then being unimpressed with sales once they do and then not trying again. Until someone does it right and has a hit I don?t know that we?ll see anything except weird single sided controllers or underwhelming hardware. Sad state of affairs really.

Totally agree. A conventionally shaped phone with a Snes layout would be fine. Doesn't need analogue sticks, doesn't need to look like RBG Razer/Alienware tacky pseudo-gaming crap - just a half decent phone with controls. Can't be that difficult can it?
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Re: XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2018, 09:04:38 am »
I agree to be called a gaming phone it needs inbuilt controls.  Probably in a slider design like the Bladepad below

That said, I understand why Xiaomi did what they did.  The BlackShark is for the Chinese market.  MOBA games are huge there.  And they require a stick and screen to use.  The Blackshark controller attachement is 100% aimed at MOBA gamers in China.


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Re: XIAOMI Gaming Phone
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2018, 11:37:59 am »
I think 99% of the members here on Dingoonity don't seem to understand that all these shitty phone/gaming phone ideas are thought up by non-gamers or people who don't/never play home console/handhelds.
Also, with the exception of GPD...don't put your faith in Chinese electronics companies.
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