Xiaomi has decided to change onto a new dimension by unveiling a new smartphone for game lovers called Black Shark. The phone was developed in partnership with Black Shark Technology, just after they’ve unveiled their first gaming laptop as well.

As a gaming phone, what else could you expect from it? Perhaps, you’d expect a classic gaming features. The Black Shark smartphone comes with 5.99 inch, 2.5D and 2160 × 1080 pixels resolution display screen. A powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset and Adreno 630 GPU. It also comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt memory storage.

Before Black Shark launch, there was a rumour about 120GHz display mode, but that’s not true. It also lacks a headphone port.

The phone comes with a dual 12MP + 20MP back or rear camera setup with dual tone LED flash, 6 lenses, F/1.75 aperture, HDR, Portrait mode, and a new feature called “Dark Light Enhancement Technology“. It has a 20MP frontal camera with f/2.2 aperture and 5 lenses.

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Black Shark comes with fingerprint on the front, a 4000mAh battery capacity with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, USB Type-C and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

The phone has a unique feature called ” Plug and Play” gamepad, which has an internal 340mAh battery. It’s said to be good around 30 hours of gaming on a single charge and also supports a Bluetooth.

Some other unique features are the Liquid Cooling System that prevents overheating during long gaming sessions and a dedicated “Shark Key” that can be pressed to enter a high-performance gaming mode.

Specifications and Price of Xiaomi Black Shark Smartphone

FEATURESXiaomi Black Shark
**NETWORKS:**It supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks
**SIM TYPE:**Dual Nano SIM
**4G BANDS:**LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
**DIMENSIONS:**161.6 x 75.4 x 9.3 mm and 190 weight
**OS:**Android 8.0 Oreo
**COLORS:**Black and Gray
**DISPLAY:**IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16m colors, 5.99 inches, 18:9 aspect ratio, 403 ppi density and 1080 x 2160 pixels resolutions with multi-touch support
**CAMERA:**It has Dual 12MP + 20MP rear or back camera with 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash and 20MP front facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. Other features are: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama
**BUILD:**Built of Metal
**PROCESSOR:**Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Chipset, Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) CPU and Adreno 630 GPU
**MEMORY:**It has 6GB/8GB RAM and 64GB/128GB inbuilt memory storage with no Micro SD card
**SENSORS:**Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass
**BATTERY:**Supports Non-removable 4000mAh battery capacity with fast charging feature of 9V/2A quick charge 3.0
**OTHER FEATURES:**5.0 Bluetooth, GPS, No Radio, Loudspeaker, USB 2.0 OTG, Wifi/hotspot
**PRICE:**Xiaomi Black Shark smartphone costs $599 which is up to N216,000 in Nigeria

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12 best and most useful apps for smartphones – innovative telephone

Have you been looking for the best and most useful apps you can install on your smartphone? Here, you have them right in this article.

It’s unarguably that smartphones have make our live more easier and better. It’s easier to play music, watch HD videos, play games and perform many more activities on our smartphone than using radio, television and PSP or PlayStation, respectively.

Sometimes, you feel bored but with a smartphone, it will be easier to cool off the boredom by connecting to a social networking site that will enable you meet new people and join new boards, like Facebook, Twitter and others.

And also, you can easily Bet on any sport with top online sport betting sites

at the comfort of your home with your smartphone. No more hassle and no more stress.

Now, let’s dive right in the content of the article by looking at the best and most useful apps for smartphones.

1. Facebook Social Network

Having a smartphone without actually installing a Facebook app on it, will literally looks boring. Facebook is a social networking site that makes it easy for you to easily connect and share with your friends and family members. You can join one of the amazing groups, add your old buddy as a friend and connect better, like a page to get more interesting stories and others. Nevertheless, Facebook app is available on Appstore and Playstore for download.

2. Quora – Knowledge sharing app

Quora is a mobile friendly and a unique app that helps you provide unique answers to those questions that have been bothering your mind. More specifically, Quora helps you gain and share knowledge. Your questions are being connected to people who will contribute unique insights and quality answers. The app is available both on Android Playstore and IOS Appstore for download.

3. WiFi Analyzer – Analyze Home WiFi

If you are looking to analyze your home Wi-Fi, then WiFi analyzer is recommended. WiFi analyzer is an app that helps you analyze your WiFi and also help you to see other available WiFi connections in the general area. It helps in knowing signal strength, identify nearby WiFi and fix connectivity and speed by notifying you especially if your WiFi is sharing channel with other WiFi networks. The app is available on Android Playstore only.

4. MX Video Player

MX player is one of the best video players tool for Android with so many intriguing features. You can decides to subtitle your movie online or via a faster process on the app. The app plays audio and videos and it supports just about every major video format. It’s available on Android Playstore and on iOS Appstore.

5. Xender File Sharing

You can now share any type of apps on Xender without mobile data usage, just your hotspot and the receiver’s WiFi are needed to complete the task. Xender is the best sharing app fulfilling all your sharing need at a high speed. You can also share files from a mobile phone to a PC with just the use of a Barcode or QR scan. Xender app is available on both Android Playstore and iOS Appstore for download.

6. YouTube – Video Sharing App

YouTube is probably one of the best video-sharing website in the world. You can enjoy the video and music you love, upload unique and original contents, and of course, share it with your family members and colleagues. The app is well optimized for all Android OS and it’s available on Android Playstore and on iOS Appstore for download.

7. Home Workout – Build your muscle

Are you ready to build your muscle and burn calories, with the help of “Home Workout” app, you can conveniently carry out those task. It will help you boost your metabolism. There’s full body workout, abs, chest, leg and others. The app is available on Android Playstore only.

8. Chrome Browser

Want to access the internet with a speed of light, Gooogle Chrome browser can help you out. It’s a freeware app built by Google to enable users browse conveniently without the reach for PC. You can open more tabs, browse on incognito, download, bookmark and share pages. It’s available on both Android Playstore and iOS Appstore.

9. PicsArt Photo Studio

PicsArt is a collage, image editing, and drawing application with a picture-sharing social network. The app enables users snap and edit pictures, draw with layers and free access to share to other social networks. There are many effects to use like cropping, call out, drawing, resizing, cutting out and many other features are available to make your picture look nice and presentable. PicsArt is available on Android Playstore and iOS Appstore.

10. PPSSPP Emulator

Want to run your  PlayStation games on your Android device, you can use PPSSPP Android emulator app. Is a free and open-source PSP for many OS, including Android. You can play your games at high definition (HD) with extra features. The app is available on Android Playstore.

11. ES File Explorer

Es File Explorer is a very great tool for managing files and programs. You can extract, cut, compress, rename, copy and move a file easily from one folder to another and there’s easy creation of folders. You can easily get to your Cloud storage. More specifically, Ex File Explorer can help you manage and handle all apps on your local area network, device’s memory, cloud storage and microSD. It also let you browse and access your files by category. It’s available on both Android Playstore and iOS Appstore for download.

12. Instagram – Social Networking Service

Instagram is a photo and video sharing app. You can follow your friends and family and know what they are up to, discover new people and join new events and topics by hashtag. The app is available on Android Playstore and iOS Appstore for download.


These are some of the best and useful apps you should install on your smartphone. They are helpful on daily basis, take a look at the “Home Work” app, you might notice your calories and fats are burning off, since you have engaged yourself on body exercise with full energy and persistence.

The social networking apps are available there to cool off your boredom and to make you more civilized by meeting new people everyday. The Facebook and Instagram apps are there to take up the task.

So, it’s now obvious that you could deduce that the apps listed above are the best and useful apps for smartphones. Now, get them and share your experience in the comment section below!