Xiaomi’s sub-brand Black Shark has introduced its next-generation of gaming smartphone, dubbed as Black Shark 2 Gaming Phone in China.
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is priced at 3199 yuan (approx. Rs 32,800) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage version, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage option is priced at 3499 yuan (approx. Rs 35,800). The 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model comes with a price tag of 3799 yuan (approx. Rs 38,850), while the top-end model is priced at 4199 Yuan (approx. Rs 43,000), which comes with a 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The phone will be available in Shadow Black, Frozen Silver and Mirage Blue colour options.
The major highlight of the smartphone is the new design language coupled with Liquid Cooling 3.0. the brand has added a liquid-cooled plate along with liquid-cooled tube that cover all the heat-generating components of the CPU. This brings down the core temperature by up to 14-degree C. There is a X-style antenna that provides better reception along with hidden press sensitive buttons for the display. There is a RGB logo at the back panel and there is an in-display fingerprint sensor as well.
Jumping straight to the specifications, the Black Shark 2 features a 6.39-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels along with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 108.9% DCI+P3 colour gamut and 430 nits brightness. The gaming phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor along with Adreno 640 GPU.
The phone is backed up to 12GB of RAM and upto 256GB of internal storage. On the camera front, it is equipped with a dual-camera setup, which comes with a combination of 48-megapixel primary lens with f/1.75 aperture, 0.8-micron pixel size along with a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.2 aperture, 1.0-micron pixel size, 2x lossless zoom and LED flash. For the front, there is a 20-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
The phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie and it is juiced up by a 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support. On the connectivity front, it supports dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5, dual-SIM, GPS, GLONASS and USB Type-C port. The phone measures 163.6 x 75.01 x 8.77mm and weighs 205 grams.