Xiaomi Black Shark 2 with 12GB RAM, Snapdragon 855 processor launched

19 March, 2019, 20:40 | Author: Leah Owens
  • Xiaomi Launches Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone with Snapdragon 855 SoC

This is quite interesting as the Black Shark 2 will not only be a performance beast, it will be a good photography shooter as well courtesy of the high-res camera. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and its graphics rely on the Adreno 640 GPU.

Featurewise, the smartphone comes with various AI Engines to improve the user experience while operating the phone.

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 hosts a 4,000mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging.

Yesterday, Black Shark Technology held a new product launch conference in Beijing where it officially released the Black Shark 2 gaming phone. It's announced three Black Shark phones in the previous year, the most recent of which is the confusingly named Black Shark 2. The device also has an in-display fingerprint sensor. One of the many highlights of the Black Shark 2 is the pressure-sensitive system. The screen of the Black Shark 2 is also enhanced to reduce screen flickering at low brightness level. It's the third phone after the original Black Shark and Black Shark Helo. There is also 8GB RAM/ 256GB storage variant at CNY 3,799 (roughly Rs. 38,800) and the top-end model with 12GB RAM/ 256GB storage at CNY 4,199 (roughly Rs. 42,900). The Black Shark 2 will be available for pre-orders later today and sales will begin from March 22nd. There's also a 12GB RAM and 256GB storage model of the Black Shark 2 for the much heavy gamers. The smartphone comes in two colors - Shadow Black, and Frozen Silver.

Xiaomi Launches Black Shark 2 Gaming Smartphone with Snapdragon 855 SoC
Black Shark 2 offers a Snapdragon 855 and pressure-sensitive AMOLED display

On the imaging front, Black Shark's latest gaming smartphone has a dual-camera setup on the back with a 48MP primary sensor and a 12MP secondary sensor.

The base model costs around $477 and the upgraded model costs around $625.

As a quick recap, the Black Shark 2 launched with four RAM and storage configurations, and three different colour options. In China, Black Shark is a sub-brand of Xiaomi introduced to take on gaming phones from other brands.

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