Xiaomi Black Shark 2 To Be Retailed Via Flipkart In India, Launching On 27 May
Xiaomi originally launched the Black Shark gaming smartphone in the month of April 2018, which was later succeeded by the Black Shark Helo. The company launched the next iteration of its lineup in the form of the Black Shark 2, which was unveiled on 19th of March 2019 in China. After a long period of anticipation, the smartphone will also launch in India on March 27, and as per the latest teaser released by the company, the device will be retailed via popular e-commerce platform Flipkart.
The Black Shark 2 has a modern 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 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 Xiaomi Black Shark 2, its right side houses the power button and a shark slider which when toggled turns on gaming mode for optimized performance while the left side houses the volume rockers. The bottom of the device accommodates the USB Type-C port. To keep the temperature of the device under check during game-intensive sessions, it also has a vapour cooling chamber.
As mentioned before, the rear of the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 has a unique design with green coloured decals that run along the sides of the smartphone. 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 runs on the Snapdragon 855 SoC which consists of an octa-Core CPU with the Adreno 640 GPU. The smartphone is powered by a huge 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 Black Shark 2 will be available in two colour variants which includes Frozen Silver and Shadow Black. The prices 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 in India, since the prices mentioned above were roughly translated from its Chinese counterpart’s prices.