It’s official now as Xiaomi officially announced its new gaming smartphone, the successor to last year’s Black Shark. To get all our users to catch up, Black Shark 2 has been in the news for a few months now and that it has been finally announced in China to compete for head-on with Asus Rog and Razer gaming phone series. It packs in plenty of high-end specs that makes it a perfect gaming partner.
To commence with, the Black Shark 2 sports a 6.39-inch OLED display with an in-display fingerprint sensor infused with it made by Samsung. But the more astounding feature is its pressure-sensitive OLED display that allows users to map on-screen buttons using pressure as the keys and yes, it acts differently based on differential pressure. XIaomi has tweaked the device to bring down its touch latency to 43.5ms, it has optimized the device to reduce flicker at low brightness and more.
Talking about the device, it is a brilliant-looking device with sporty and gaming gradients at the back. It sports high-end configuration including the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage for base variant and a 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage variant for its top-tier. The device got a bump from its original 18W fast charging in Black Shark to 27W fast charging in this new Black Shark 2 for faster charging and endless gaming experience.
The device has a dual-camera setup arranged with 48MP plus 12MP sensors along with a massive 20MP front camera for excellent selfies but hey, remember that it is an excellent gaming phone and thus, isn’t required to excel in every aspect of a smartphone such as a camera.
Moving further, the device is available in Shadow Black and Frozen Silver color variant in China at CNY 3,200 or $480 USD for its base 6/128GB variant while the high-end 12GB/256GB variant fetches a price tag of CNY 4,200 or $625 which is still more than 30% less than an average iPhone XS which isn’t a gaming phone but has its prowess though.