Xiaomi Black Shark 2

Last year, Xiaomi announced the second iteration of its gaming smartphone, the Black Shark 2. The new gaming smartphone has now been launched in China packing a lot of remarkable specs and features. Black Shark 2 doesn’t just focus on the gaming segment, it also brings impressive improvements to the camera making it a good choice for any one, whether gamer or not.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Quick Specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch Amoled display
  • Chipset: Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform
  • RAM + ROM: 6GB / 8GB RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB / 12GB RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • Camera: 48MP + 12MP rear camera with LED flash; 20MP front-facing camera
  • Dimensions: 163.61×75.01x 8.77mm.
  • Network: Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO ), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging

Black Shark 2 features a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 2340 × 1080 resolution with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. It comes with reduced top and bottom bezels to give you more screen area to use. The device comes with HDR support, 240Hz touch response rate with touch algorithm optimization especially for gaming.

The display has been improved to deliver a better screen response, improved color accuracy and low latency. The device comes with a Magic Press Stereo Control feature with makes the screen pressure-sensitive, letting you map left and right controls to the screen. So doing, you’ll be able control games through the screen, rather than by pressing physical buttons.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2
Xiaomi Black Shark 2

Xiaomi Black shark 2 spots an X-shaped antenna design, two stereo speakers, dual rear camera and a single selfie snapper. Also, there is a Unicom game acceleration network channel for the reduction of game delay

Xiaomi Mi 9 was the company’s first smartphone to integrate a 48MP camera and now the company has continued with the Black Shark 2. The Black Shark 2 couples a 48MP Main and a 12MP rear camera with LED flash, 6p lens, and 1/2.0″ Samsung GM1 sensor. On the front of the device, there is a 20MP selfie snapper. Both cameras are A.I powered.

Interestingly, the Black shark 2 features an in-display fingerprint scanner, there also Liquid Cooling 3.0 system to avoid heating issues under heavy usage.

Black shark 2 run the most recent Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform Soc, an octa-core (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485) with Adreno 640 GPU , Android 9 Pie. The device will be available in four storage options, a 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, and a massive 12GB/256GB option.

All this rest on a 4000mAh battery with fast charging and the device weighs 205g.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Price And Availability.

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is already available for pre-orders and will start shipping starting March 21 in China. The 6GB/128GB variant will be priced at (CNY 3,199), 8GB/128GB (CNY 3,499), 8GB/256GB (CNY 3,799), and most premium of all, the 12GB/256GB will start selling at (CNY 4,199).

There’s no word as to when the device will go global but I guess in a few months we’ll get to know that. So, what do you think of Xiaomi’s new gaming smartphone? share your views and thoughts with us in the comment section below.

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