Xiaomi Launches The Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone With Snapdragon 855 SoC
Black Shark 2
6 GB + 128 GB - ¥3199 (Rs 32,600)
8 GB + 128 GB - ¥3499 (Rs 35,700)
12 GB + 256 GB - ¥4199 (Rs 42,800)
163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77
2340 x 1080 px
1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485
3x2.41 GHz Kryo 485
4x1.78 GHz Kryo 485
Android 9.0 Pie
48 MP, PDAF
12 MP, Telephoto
Fast Charge 27 W
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
802.11 ac Wi-Fi
Dual 4G VoLTE
Ondisplay Fingerprint Sensor
Xiaomi launched the Black Shark gaming smartphone in the month of April last year which was followed up by the slightly specced up Black Shark Helo. After teasing its successor for a long time, the Black Shark 2 has been officially announced. The newly launched device has proper gaming pedigree with up to date features from the year 2019.
Black Shark 2 Design and Specifications
The Black Shark 2 like its predecessors has an unconventional design with a distinctive design on the rear and a large screen display on the front. The smartphone measures 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77 mm and weighs in at a hefty 205 grams. It sports a 6.39 inch AMOLED display which is surrounded by thin bezels on all sides. The smartphone’s display has a resolution of 2340 x 1080 px and a pixel density of 403 ppi. The display panel can reach brightness levels of upto 430 nits and has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
Noteworthy, the AMOLED display also supports pressure sensitive controls which means the amount of pressure applied to the screen while playing games would affect the on-screen controls. For securely and swiftly unlocking the device it also features an on display fingerprint sensor. Talking further about the design of the Black Shark 2, its right side houses the power button and a shark slider which when toggled turns on gaming mode for optimised performance while the left side houses the volume rockers. The bottom of the device houses the USB Type-C port that can be used for charging and data transfer. To keep the temperature of the device under check while running heavy gaming it also has a vapour cooling chamber.
The rear of the Black Shark 2 has a unique design with green coloured lines that run along the sides. The rear panel also harbours the company logo and dual camera setup. The dual camera setup consists of a 48 MP sensor, 12 MP sensor and an LED Flash which can also capture 2160p videos at 30 fps. It also has a 20 MP front-facing selfie camera which is placed in the bezel above the display. The front camera can also capture 1080p videos at 30 fps.
Under the hood, the Black Shark 2 features the Snapdragon 855 SoC which consists of an Octa-Core CPU along Adreno 640 GPU. The smartphone is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery which supports fast charging upto 27 W. Connectivity options on the device include 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual 4G VoLTE and GPS.
Black Shark 2 Price, Colours and Storage Options
The Black Shark 2 is available in two colour options which include Frozen Silver and Shadow Black. The price for different variants of the smartphone are as follows:
- 6 GB + 128 GB – ¥3199 (Rs 32,600)
- 8 GB + 128 GB – ¥3499 (Rs 35,700)
- 12 GB + 256 GB – ¥4199 (Rs 42,800)
Even though the company has not shared any details about its launch in India, it is likely to be launched soon in the country.