Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone To Launch In India On 27 May
The highly anticipated Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone is heading towards its India launch, and it brings a host of features to the table. As per previous reports, the device passed its BIS Certification in India on May 7, 2019, indicating that the smartphone may be released in the same month. Latest reports state that the Black Shark 2 is scheduled for an India launch on May 27. Media invites for the same have confirmed the aforementioned launch date.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Specifications, Design & Features
The Black Shark 2 picks up a fair share of design aspects from its predecessor. The smartphone measures 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77 mm and weighs in at 205 grams. It features 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. The AMOLED display is pressure sensitive, which can offer a variety of implications while playing games on the device. Biometric security options include an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The right side of the smartphone houses the power button and a “shark slider” which when toggled turns on gaming mode for game-focused performance. The left side of the handset houses the volume rockers. The bottom of the device accommodates the USB Type-C port. Since it is a gaming device, it has a vapour cooling chamber to regulate high temperatures while intensive gaming sessions.
Under the hood, the Black Shark 2 runs on the Snapdragon 855 SoC which consists of an Octa-Core CPU and the 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.
The rear of the Black Shark 2 has a unique design with green coloured decals that run along the sides. The rear panel also houses the brand logo and a dual camera setup, which consists of a 48 MP sensor, 12 MP sensor and an LED Flash. The camera can capture 2160p videos at 30 fps. For selfies, it has a 20 MP front-facing camera which is placed in the bezel above the display. The front camera can also capture 1080p videos at 30 fps.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2: Price, Colours And Storage Options
The Black Shark 2 is available in two colour variants which includes Frozen Silver and Shadow Black. The price for different variants of the smartphone are listed below:
- 6 GB + 128 GB – ¥3199 (~Rs 32,600)
- 8 GB + 128 GB – ¥3499 (~Rs 35,700)
- 12 GB + 256 GB – ¥4199 (~Rs 42,800)
Note that the prices for the smartphone might differ at the time of launch, since the prices mentioned above were roughly translated from its Chinese counterpart’s prices.