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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 to launch in India in the last week of May

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is all set to launch its Black Shark 2 smartphone in India this month. According to an industry insider, the company will be unveiling its gaming-centric smartphone in the country in the last week of May. However, he did not disclose a specific date of the launch of Xiaomi Black Shark 2.

We should mention that Black Shark 2 is the second iteration of the Xiaomi’s sub-brand Black Shark, which only makes gaming smartphones. Prior to this, the company has two smartphones under the sub-brand: Black Shark and Black Shark Helo. Both the handsets were launched in 2018, however, their rollout was limited to the Chinese and the European markets.

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However, considering that India has always been a very important market for the brand, and it has a massive gaming audience, it was only a matter of time before the company launched a device from its Black Shark series in the country. Here’s a look at the expected pricing and specifications of the smartphone:

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 specifications

As we mentioned, Xiaomi Black Shark 2 has already been launched in China and Europe. So, we don’t really have to guess the specifications as its highly unlikely that they would change. Powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC, Xiaomi Black Shark 2 comes in three RAM variations – 6GB, 8GB or 12GB. The handset is available in 128GB and 256GB storage variants. Black Shark 2 smartphone features a 6.39-inch AMOLED display that has a pixels resolution of 1080 x 2340. The company has also added that Black Shark 2 uses the world’s first ‘direct touch multilayer liquid cooling system’ that is claimed to keep the CPU 14-degrees cooler.

Black Shark 2 also has a dual-rear camera setup on its back panel that comprises of a 12MP primary camera with an f/1.7 aperture and a 12MP secondary camera with 2x optical zoom and an f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone also has a 20MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture on its front panel. The Black Shark 2 houses a 4,000mAh battery and has a fingerprint scanner embedded on its display. Since its a gaming smartphone, it comes with a higher refresh rate, a better CPU, better cooling, rugged built, accessories or sleek design.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 price (expected)

In China, Xiaomi Black Shark 2’s base model with 6GB RAM/128GB storage is priced at CNY 3,200 (approximately Rs 32,647) while the 12GB RAM/256GB storage variant bears a price tag of CNY 4,200(approximately Rs 42,849). In India, the smartphone will directly be competing with the likes of the Asus ROG Phone.

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Avani Baggahttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Avani has an immense love for reading, travelling and food, but not necessarily in the same order. Avani almost started pursuing law, but life had other (better) plans for her and she chose to be a writer instead (luckily!) She previously covered technology at Times Internet and wrote about smartphones, mobile apps and tech startups. When she’s not writing, you’ll be able to find her in book stores or catching up on her social life.


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