Xiaomi’s gaming smartphone sub-brand Black Shark recently launched its Black Shark 2 with features capable of running the most graphics intensive games. The Black Shark 2 is powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC and comes with gaming-based performance. Xiaomi’s Black Shark 2 is scheduled to launch in India on May 27, 2019, according to various reports. Before its launch, the Black Shark 2 has been teased on Flipkart which suggests that the device could go on sale on the Indian e-commerce platform.
Prior to this, an ad about Flipkart was put on Instagram showcasing the current and upcoming premium smartphone portfolio. In that ad, the Black Shark 2 was also displayed along with smartphones from Google, Oppo, Samsung, etc.
Black Shark 2 price and availability (expected)
The Black Shark 2 was earlier launched in China. In its home country, the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant of the device is priced at CNY 3,199 (approximately Rs 32,300) and the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage model costs CNY 3,499 (approximately Rs 35,300).
The Black Shark 2 with 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage is priced at CNY 3,799 (approximately Rs 38,300), while the top-end variant of the device with 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage is priced at CNY 4,199 (approximately Rs 42,400). The device comes in two colours – Shadow Black and Frozen Silver.
In India too, the smartphone is expected to bear similar prices.
Black Shark 2 specifications and features
The Black Shark 2 sports a 6.39-inch Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) AMOLED display and it comes with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and 403ppi pixel density. It has dual-SIM support and runs on Android 9 Pie. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with an Adreno 640 GPU. It packs 6GB, 8GB and 12GB of RAM with 128GB and 256GB internal storage. The Black Shark 2 packs a 4,000mAh battery and comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
For gaming, the Black Shark 2 comes with Liquid Cool 3.0 technology which comes with a heat-conducting copper plate to for better heat dissipation. According to the company, the device also comes with in-house technology and it increases the heat dissipation by 20 times. In addition to this, the Black Shark 2 has TrueView Display support along with Snapdragon Elite Gaming. There is also a Magic Press pressure which gives the smartphone pressure sensitivity on the display.
On the camera front, the Black Shark 2 features a dual rear-camera setup which comprises of a 48MP main camera with an f/1.75 aperture clubbed with a 12MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera of the device comes with 2x optical zoom. On the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
Other features of the Black Shark 2 include UFS 2.1 storage options 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port.