Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Unveiled With Snapdragon 855, Likely to Launch in India Soon

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On Monday night, Xiaomi launched a new gaming phone Black Shark 2 which succeeds the previously announced Black Shark. With the Black Shark 2, Xiaomi is looking to compete with other available gaming phones from manufacturers like Asus and Razer and others. The Black Shark 2 comes packed with all the high-end features which make the device an apt one for all the gamers out there. The Black Shark 2 from Xiaomi comes packed with a 6.39-inch OLED display. The phone also includes an in-display fingerprint sensor which is designed and developed by Samsung. One of the many highlights of the Black Shark 2 is the pressure-sensitive system. With the help of the pressure sensitive system, users of the Black Shark 2 will be able to map the buttons located on the extreme corners of the big display. The users will be able to use the buttons by pressing harder on the particular part of the screen which will help while gaming.

Black Shark 2: Specifications, Features and Price

Talking furthermore about the screen of the Black Shark 2, Xiaomi says that the phone’s display has been improved to offer better colour accuracy to the gamers. The screen of the Black Shark 2 is also enhanced to reduce screen flickering at low brightness level. The Black Shark 2 also comes with lower touch latency to 43.5ms.

On the hardware front, the Black Shark 2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor which possibly uses X24 modem. This means no 5G network support in the Black Shark gaming phone. The Black Shark 2 comes packed with a big 4000 mAh battery – also found inside the Redmi Note 7 series -- with 27W fast charging support. The Black Shark 2 comes in only several variants. The base model includes 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage support. There’s also a 12GB RAM and 256GB storage model of the Black Shark 2 for the much heavy gamers.

On the camera front, the Black Shark 2 includes two cameras on the back panel and single sensor of the front. On the back side, the Black Shark 2 consists of a 48MP and 12MP dual camera configuration, while on the front, the phone includes a 20MP camera for clicking selfies.

The Black Shark 2 has been launched in two colours -- frozen silver and shadow black and the phone are available in China. As for the pricing, the 6GB RAM model of the Black Shark 2 comes for CNY 3,200 while the 12GB RAM model of the phone comes with a price tag of CNY 4,200. Rumours and leaks suggest that the Black Shark 2 may be the first gaming smartphone from Xiaomi to launch in India.

Black Shark Sets Up Operations in India

Earlier this month, Black Shark officially confirmed that it's setting up operations in India, but it will be an independent brand in the sub-continent. In China, Black Shark is a sub-brand of Xiaomi introduced to take on gaming phones from other brands. The Black Shark 2 could well be the first phone from the company to launch in India in the next couple of months.

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