Xiaomi’s gaming smartphone is getting a second iteration with the Black Shark 2. The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone will be launched on March 18 in China. Before its official launch, the company has released posters and images of the upcoming Black Shark 2 smartphone.
According to the posters, Xiaomi Black Shark 2 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with 12GB of RAM. The device will be available with three storage variants. Online registration for the upcoming Xiaomi Black Shark 2 has gone live in China. Users can register for the upcoming Xiaomi gaming smartphone from Black Shark’s official store. According to a report by PlayfulDroid, the registrations for Black Shark 2 have also been opened on Mi.com and JD.com in China.
On Black Shark 2’s official registration page, it has been mentioned that the smartphone will come in ‘Frozen Silver’ colour option and will be available in three variants – 6GB RAM/128GB storage, 8GB RAM/256GB storage and 12GB RAM/256GB storage.
Recently, Xiaomi Black Shark 2 was spotted on Geekbench with 12GB RAM and its listing on AnTuTu also revealed similar specifications about the smartphone. The AnTuTu listing also revealed that the smartphone packs 12GB of RAM and comes with Snapdragon 855 SoC.
Earlier, the company confirmed that Xiaomi Black Shark 2 will come with Liquid Cool 3.0 technology for thermal heat management. But the company hasn’t mentioned the improvements and the upgrades it will hold over its predecessors.
The pricing listed on the official Black Shark store is CNY 9,999 (approximately Rs 1,03,653). Further details of the Black Shark 2 smartphone reveal that it will have a backlit logo similar to Asus ROG phone, and the gaming smartphone will also have illuminated strips on both its sides. Xiaomi’s President Lin Bin also shared a screenshot of the smartphone’s home screen. The teased picture of the Black Shark 2 reveals that it will have a curved design with sharp lines on the rear panel of the device which we have seen on the Black Shark 1.
Also, it should be noted that Black Shark is planning to enter the Indian market and it has also planned to set up its headquarters in Bengaluru, India. Earlier, the company sold its devices only in China and Europe but now seeing the popularity of mobile gaming in India the company is bringing the gaming smartphone brand to India. In the coming months, the company is expected to release Black Shark 1 and Black Shark Helo, both released in 2018 for the European and Chinese markets. And with the launch of Black Shark 2 we might get to see the second iteration of Black Shark in India as well.