Xiaomi-backed Black Shark has come out with the successor to its special edition gaming smartphone, called the Xiaomi Black Shark 2. The new phone has some high-end features, including the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855SoC processor.
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 sports a 6.3-inch AMOLED display offering a full HD+ screen resolution of 1080x2340pixels. The aspect ratio has been kept at 19.5:9. Xiaomi calls it the TrueView Display support and the pixel density of 403ppi too is conducive while playing games. As mentioned, the main processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855SoC and the GPU is the Adreno 640. Though there is a 6GB RAM support option, you can go in for a 12GB RAM Xiaomi Black Shark 2 as well. The internal storage options are 128GB and 256GB for the 6GB and 12GB RAM options respectively. The Android Pie version 9 OS is the operating system. There is an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The optics section too will see a dual 48MP+12MP powerful camera setup and a 20MP front camera for selfies. The rear camera has been provided with a 2x optical zoom feature.
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 has been built for the gaming enthusiasts and there are features special for this purpose. The first is the proprietary cooling technology called Liquid Cool 3.0. This enables the phone to be cooled 20times faster than the normal cooling arrangements. In addition, you have the Snapdragon Elite Gaming from Qualcomm to offer an elevated level of gaming experience on this phone. Lastly, there is a pressure-sensing Magic Press technology that smoothens the operation while moving the fingers fast playing some action games.
The battery provided is 4000mAh and should be sufficient to keep playing games on a full charge. You get the normal connectivity options, including 4G VoLTE. Shadow Black and Frozen Silver are the two colour options.
On pricing, the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage can be bought at Rs 39,999 and the 12GB/128GB version will be sold at Rs 49,999. These phones go on sale in India starting June 4 and can be purchased online from Flipkart.