Xiaomi has officially launched the second iteration of its gaming smartphone – the Black Shark 2 in China. The Black Shark 2 smartphone’s render image was revealed before its launch by the company’s CEO Peter Wu where we got a look at what all will change and what the smartphone will look like from the front. With the launch of Black Shark 2, Xiaomi has added another gaming phone to its line-up.
Xiaomi Black Shark 2 specifications and price
Talking about the specifications of the Black Shark 2, it is powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC and is coupled with three RAM variations – 6GB, 8GB or 12GB. The storage of the Black Shark 2 also comes in two variants – 128GB and 256GB. Black Shark 2 smartphone sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. According to Xiaomi, the Black Shark 2 uses the world’s first ‘direct touch multilayer liquid cooling system’ which the company claims to keep the CPU 14-degrees cooler.
There is a dual-rear camera setup at the back of the Black Shark 2 comprising of a 12MP primary camera with an f/1.7 aperture coupled with another 12MP secondary camera with 2x optical zoom and an f/2.2 aperture. At the front, there’s a 20MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The Black Shark 2 packs a 4,000mAh battery and comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Black Shark 2 is priced at CNY 3,200 (approximately Rs 32,647) for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant while the 12GB RAM/256GB storage variant costs CNY 4,200(approximately Rs 42,849).
Black Shark 2 is the second iteration of the Xiaomi’s gaming smartphone sub-brand Black Shark. The first phone was launched by the company back in 2018, but it was sold in the Chinese and the European markets only. Following the launch of Black Shark, the company launched another gaming phone named Black Shark Helo which was also launched in the same year for the Chinese and the European markets. With Black Shark 2, Xiaomi is hoping to compete with the other gaming phones sold in the market like the Asus ROG Phone, Razer Phone 2, Nubia Red Magic Mars etc. But it should be noted that each of these gaming phones offer something different than the other like a higher refresh rate, a better CPU, better cooling, rugged built, accessories or sleek design.
Although there is no official release date of the Black Shark 2 in India, we expect to see it soon with the company focusing more on the Indian market.