Xiaomi’s Black Shark smartphone has a very specific user base – gamers. The Chinese smartphone brand had released its Black Shark 1 back in 2018, and now the company expanding this lineup. Recently, Xiaomi released a teaser for its upcoming gaming smartphone – the Black Shark 2. The teaser gives a confirmation that the successor of Black Shark will have the new liquid cooling system called Liquid Cool 3.0.
The nine-second-long video teaser was posted on Chinese social media platform Weibo by the founder of Black Shark, Peter Wu. There was text in the video in Chinese which roughly translated to ‘Liquid Cool 3.0 design might cool the entire phone, not just the processor’. Release date of the smartphone was not mentioned in the video but we can expect its arrival in the coming months of 2019.
The Black Shark 2 might carry a name of Black Shark Skywalker, as a device of such name had appeared in the Geekbench online database. The device on the database featured Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 8GB of RAM. The listed device ran Android 9.0 Pie and showed a record of 3,494 in the single-core test while the multi-core score of the device was 11,149. Other than that, no information of the next iteration of Black Shark is known.
Earlier this week, Black Shark announced that they would officially launch a product in India and set their headquarters in Bengaluru, India. The Indian HQ of Black Shark will be run by the Global Vice President of Black Shark, David Li. Since the company has announced of its arrival in India, the Indian market can see release of Black Shark smartphones, accessories and peripherical in the coming months. The current gaming smartphone selling in India like Asus ROG phone and Razer Phone 2 would also get tough competition from Black Shark official India product launch. For the Indian market, it is unclear if the company would be launching its existing products first, which are Black Shark and Black Shark Helo or start with the launch of Black Shark 2.
We should also mention that Black Shark Helo was launched in October 2018. It sports a 6.1-inch display with 10GB RAM and 256GB storage. The device is only available in China. While the Black Shark 1 was launched in April 2018 and went on sale in China and Europe. The Black Shark 1 is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The smartphone has a 5.99-inch display and 4,000mAh battery. The device came with a liquid cooling system for a heat-free gaming experience.