There really is no stopping Xiaomi. The Chinese OEM has been rolling out new smartphones left and right through its several sub-brands. After the flagship Mi 9, there is the Redmi 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 7, and the Mi Mix 3 5G variant. The Poco F2 was rumored over the weekend but it turned out to be fake. Not that we doubt a second-gen Pocophone will be available but it’s not ready yet. Today, and after a few speculations, we’re seeing the real Black Shark 2.
We said last month rollout will be in a couple of months but the official launch has already happened. Now we can tell you the sub-brand of Xiaomi has set a new definition in gaming.
Black Shark has introduced the next-gen gaming smartphone in China with the goal of besting the rivals. Thanks to the efforts of everyone in Black Shark where everyone is a passionate gamer, the Black Shark 2 is said to be the ‘best mobile gaming device‘ today in the market in terms of Gaming Control, Gaming Performance, Hearing, Vibration, and Vision.
The Black Shark 2 comes equipped with a max of 12GB RAM, 256GB onboard storage, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. A direct touch liquid cooling system 3.0 helps keep things cool especially when things get intense.
Black Shark 2 features a Ludicrous Mode that brings the phone into a “Sport Mode” which means CPU power will be all out. Other special features of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 include 27w fast charging, 4000mAh battery, X+2 Antenna for stronger connection anywhere, Shark Space-Immersive Gaming mode,
The Black Shark team describes the smartphone offers the lowest latency screen touch in the world, most advanced Master Touch, TrueClarity MEMC Technology, first DSP used on a smartphone, TrueView Multi-adaptive Display, and HDR Gaming View. As for the specs, check out the Black Shark 2 key specs below:
• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640
• Display: 6.39-inch AMOLED, 19.5:9 Full screen display, 1080 x 2340 pixel resolution
• Dimensions: 163.61mm X 75.01mm x 8.77mm
• Weight: 205g
• Battery: 4000mAh
• RAM: 8GB or 12GB
• Storage: 128GB or 256GB
• Cam: 12MP + 20MP (rear)
• Cam: 12MP PDAF (front)
• Connectivity: WiFi, LTE, GPS
• Others: Gravity sensor, ambient light, gyroscope, proximity, fingerprint sensor, ForceTouch sensor
The Black Shark 2 is currently listed on Mi.com with a ¥3499 price tag which is around $520 in the US for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage. Its 256GB model is ¥3799. The 6GB RAM with 128GB onboard storage and 12GB + 256GB cost ¥3199 and ¥4199. Choose between the Frozen Silver or Shadow Black color.