Xiaomi Black Shark announced the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone, this is successor of last year’s Black Shark Helo Gaming phone that was introduced in China. The Black Shark 2 phone sports a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with HDR support, 240Hz touch response rate with touch algorithm optimization especially for gaming. It is powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC with up to 12GB RAM and runs on Android 9.0 pie. It has an in-display fingerprint scanner and upgraded ‘X-style’ unique antenna design for a better reception.
It has liquid cooling 3.0 that Tower-wide global liquid cooling system uses liquid-cooled plate + liquid-cooled tube that can effectively cover all the heat-generating components to reduce the CPU’s core temperature by up to 14° C, compared to 12° C in the predecessor. It has a RGB logo on the back, Hidden press sensitive controls for the display and AI gaming experience.
It has dual rear cameras, the primary is a 48MP rear camera along with a 12MP telephoto lens for 2x optical zoom. On the front side it has a 20MP camera and packs a 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging that offers 30 minutes of gaming with just 5 minutes of charging.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 specifications
The mobile sports a 6.39-inch Full HD+ 19.5:9 display with 108.9% DCI – P3 color gamut, 430 nits brightness with a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels.
It is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485) with Adreno 640 GPU and runs on Android 9.0 (Pie).
The device comes with 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, 8GB/12GB LPDDR4x RAM with 256GB (UFS 2.1) internal storage.
It has dual rear camera primary is a 48MP rear camera with 1/2.0″ Samsung GM1 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.75 aperture, LED flash, 12MP 1/3.6″ Samsung S5K3M5, telephoto lens with f/2.2 aperture, 1.0μm pixel size, 6P lens, 2x lossless zoom,
On the front side it has 20MP front-facing camera with 0.9μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity & Sensors
The mobile supports Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO), Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C. It has Dual SIM (nano + nano) and feature In display fingerprint sensor.
Battery and Dimensions
The mobile packs 4000mAh (typical)/3900mAh (minimum) battery with 27W fast charging. This phone has a size measurement of 163.61×75.01x 8.77mm and weight is 205g.
Price and availability
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is priced at 3199 yuan (US$ 476 / Rs. 32,710 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version, it costs 3499 yuan (US$ 521 / Rs. 35,780 approx.) for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version. While it costs 3799 yuan (US$ 565 / Rs. 38,850 approx.) for the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version. And, the top-end 12GB RAM with 256GB storage version costs 4199 yuan (US$ 625 / Rs. 42,940 approx.). It comes in Shadow Black, Frozen Silver and Mirage Blue colors, will be available for order in China starting today.
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