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Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phone launched with 12GB RAM and Snapdragon 855

    Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming phone launched with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, with 12GB of RAM, and pressure-sensitive OLED display.

    It is the latest gaming Smartphone from the company, but is it currently a Chinese exclusive device. Of course, it is definitely a gaming-centric smartphone.

    This isn’t first gaming phone from Black Shark, and it is a daughter company that is currently backed by Xiaomi. For the gaming phone, it packs all the amusing features.

    The trend of gaming mobile phone has radically increased, and the competition was actually aroused by Razer, others included are Nubia and Asus.

    Black Shark 2 Specs

    *. Display: 6.39-inch 19.5:9 Full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) AMOLED display and 403ppi
    *. Colors: Shadow Black and Frozen Silver options
    *. Liquid Cool 3.0
    *. Dimension: 163.61 x 75.01 x 8.77mm
    *. Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC with Snapdragon Elite Gaming
    *. GPU: Adreno 640
    *. RAM: 6GB, 8GB and 12GB
    *. Storage: 128GB and 256GB
    *. Cameras:
    – Back camera: 48MP primary sensor + 12MP secondary sensor with f/2.2 lens
    – Front camera: 20-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 lens
    *. Network and connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port
    *. Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light, In-display fingerprint sensor, Gyroscope, and Magnetometer
    *. Battery: 4,000mAh capacity

    Black Shark 2
    Image Source: Xiaomi

    Design and Display

    It is fair to say that Xiaomi is no newbie to designing high-end premium Smartphone, and the Black Shark 2 is worth the fairly tales in reality. The phone also comes with an X-shaped antenna design layout as well as dual-frequency GPS.

    Comes with a 6.39-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2340p) AMOLED display TrueView Display, with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 403ppi of pixel density.

    Also packs a pressure-sensitive system that enables you to map the buttons located on the flanking corners of the screen -you can trigger them by pressing harder on that part of the screen.

    The display panel boast of 108.9-percent DCI P3 colour gamut and a contrast ratio of 60,000:1. Features a stereo audio along with artificial intelligence (AI)-based noise reduction and anti-howling sound experience.

    The company mentioned that they have optimized the phone’s display for gaming by improving color accuracy, the screen unsteady wavering has been reducing at low brightness, and lowering touch latency to 43.5ms

    It also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor made by the South Korean tech giant, Samsung electronic. There are numerous other advanced technology features.

    It is available in four models, with dual rear cameras, and comes with Shadow Black and Frozen Silver colour options.

    Camera and Connectivity

    For imaging, the Black Shark 2 arrives with a stupendous dual cameras at the back, and a single front facing camera lens, for selfie snapper.

    At the back of the phone, sits a dual camera setup which consists of 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.75 lens, and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 lens, which also supports 2x optical zoom.

    While the selfie shooter packs a reputable and powerful 20-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 lens, for taking amusing selfie shots.

    It comes with respectable network and connectivity features, which includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C port.

    Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming Smartphone
    Image Source: Xiaomi

    Performance and Battery

    The phone is completely powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, alongside with the Snapdragon Elite Gaming graphic processing technology.

    It is available in four different variants, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB storage, and there is the top notch model, 12GB RAM + 256GB.

    The Black Shark 2 is fueled by a gigantic 4,000 mAh battery capacity with support for 27W fast charging. Comes with Liquid Cool 3.0 feature, which enhances the heat dissipation, vapor chamber cooling system designed to keep the phone from overheating during intensive gaming session.

    As usual, it comes with an optional accessories such as a handheld grip that can be attached to the phone. It is available for pre-order starting from today.

    If you are interested, the Black Shark 2 128GB model is priced in China at CNY 3,200 ($480) while the 256GB model goes for CNY 4,200 ($625). It is a mystery if there will be an international launch.