Xiaomi’s Black Shark 2 gaming phone ready for launch


The mobile gamer segment is growing by leaps and bounds. This month Razer launched the successor to its first smartphone gamer – the Razer Phone 2 .

Asus also entered the game with the ROG Phone , extremely versatile and as expected, Xiaomi released teaser of its new Black Shark 2, also successor to its previous gaming device Shark.

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Black Shark had launched its first gaming smartphone in China earlier this year to take on rivals like the Razer Phone. While Razer recently unveiled its second-generation flagship, Xiaomi seems ready for a global launch of the Black Shark. Recently, a successor to the Black Shark was certified in China, suggesting that an upgraded variant is coming. Now, a global version of the company’s website has gone live, teasing an upcoming international launch.

According to a recent listing on a Chinese certification site, the Black Shark 2 sports a 5.99-inch full-HD+ display, same as the original model. It will be fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery, again the same as the predecessor. The new model could, however, be slightly thinner and compact in size than its previous generation.

Black Shark 2

If we look at the hardware of the original Black Shark smartphone, its successor is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with Adreno 630 GPU and up to 8GB of RAM. The smartphone could also have a dedicated liquid cooling technology to offer out-of-the-box thermal management for an enhanced gaming experience.

To recall, the Black Shark price starts at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 51,000) and goes up to CNY 3,499 (roughly NRs. 60,000). Some of the specifications include Snapdragon 845 processor, Adreno 630 GPU, 6GB and 8GB RAM models, dual-rear camera setup with a 20-megapixel sensor and a 12-megapixel sensor, 20-megapixel selfie camera, 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage variants, and more.

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